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Christmas Books and Books for Christmas

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Th e Library has set up a display of books for the festive season  on the Ground Floor adjacent to the Library & IT Desk. This display includes books and some DVDs with a Christmas theme.  It also includes a selection of new books from the Popular Reading Collection, including some award-winning titles from  An Post Irish Book Awards 2022 .  You are welcome to borrow any of the displayed titles or have a browse of our Popular Reading Collection for some reading over the Christmas period and the new year. Some highlights include: My Fourth Time, We Drowned - Sally Hayden (An Post Irish Book of the Year) Trespasses  - Louise Kennedy (Eason Novel of the Year) Time and Tide - Charlie Bird (Dubray Biography of the Year) An Irish Atlantic Rainforest – Eoghan Daltun (Lifestyle Book of the Year) Kellie – Kellie Harrington, with Roddy Doyle (Eason Sports Book of the Year) El - Thaddeus Ó Buachalla (Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year) Lessons  - Ian McEwan Again, Rachel

Library Awarded Project as part of Ireland’s National Action Plan for Open Research 2022-2030

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The National Action Plan for Open Research 2022-2030 was launched 21 November by the National Open Research Forum (NORF) . The University of Galway was awarded €220,000 to lead Action 2 on Open Access (OA) Repository Assessment and Alignment . This work is a key project to lead the national transition to open research as part of a national action plan. Open access repositories are typically operated by research active institutions to openly publish their own research. For example, the library provides a suite of open publishing platforms. The platform involved in this project is the open access publications and data repository, ARAN . This project starts a national programme of repository alignment and takes steps to develop a standardised national approach while aligning infrastructure with international best practice .  The Library is working with 13 national partners to deliver on this collective vision during the two-year project . The partners are the University of Limerick, May

Chrome updates affecting Digital Theatre Plus

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We have been alerted to an upcoming change to Google Chrome that will require Chrome users to update their browser in order to continue watching video content on Digital Theatre Plus. Google is making changes to their Content Decryption Module (CDM) within their Widevine DRM system. This is what is responsible for decrypting DRM (digital rights management) protected content, like that offered on the Digital Theatre+ platform, allowing you to watch it.  Most devices using the Chrome browser should update automatically. However, browsers using Widevine CDM and which have automatic updates turned off for any reason will need to be manually updated to the latest CDM. If using older versions of Google Chrome after 6th December 2022, your browser will no longer be able to decrypt media content on our platform and you will not be able to watch it. The required update was first made available on 25th October 2022. As long as your browser has been updated after this date, you should e

Cartlann agus Leabharlann Phearsanta Phroinsias Mhic Aonghusa

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Bronnadh cartlann agus leabharlann phearsanta Phroinsias Mhic Aonghusa   (1933–2003), nach maireann, ar Leabharlann Shéamais Uí Argadáin le déanaí agus tá catalógú an bhailiúcháin leabhar agus liostú na cartlainne ar siúl faoi láthair chun go mbeidh an t-ábhar ar fáil do thaighdeoirí, d’fhoireann agus do mhic léinn na hOllscoile.    Ba í bean chéile Mhic Aonghusa, an Breitheamh Catherine McGuinness, a bhronn an bailiúchán orainn agus cuireann sé go mór le cartlanna agus bailiúcháin speisialta na Leabharlainne.   B’iriseoir, scríbhneoir, polaiteoir, gníomhaí agus láithreoir teilifíse Éireannach a bhí i Mac Aonghusa. Rugadh é i mBóthar na Trá, Gaillimh in 1933 agus d’fhreastail sé ar Choláiste Iognáid agus ina dhiaidh sin ar Scoil Aisteoireachta Amharclann na Mainistreach i mBaile Átha Cliath. Chuir sé tús lena ghairm bheatha sa chraoltóireacht in 1952 nuair a thosaigh sé ag obair do Raidió Éireann, agus sna 1960idí d’oibrigh sé i gcúrsaí teilifíse do RTÉ, UTV agus an BBC. Bhí sé ina lá

LexisNexis Maintenance - Sunday November 20th, 2022

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Please be advised that LexisNexis will be performing systems maintenance on Sunday, November 20th, 2022.   The maintenance window is 07:00 to 11:00.  The works will affect the whole product so users will not be able to log in during these hours on Sunday morning.      LexisNexis apologise to users for any disruption and inconvenience that may be due as a result of the required maintenance work.   

Lecturers - Prepare for Semester II

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In preparation for the upcoming semester we are providing in-person   training sessions   to assist lecturers in publishing their reading lists.  For lecturers new to our service, this is a sample  reading list  with links to our Library and web resources. In summary, t he Library's  Reading List Service  is  a one-stop teaching support service for academic staff.  W hen you use our service we will:  prioritise your reading lists   order required books/e-books request chapter and article digitisation (one chapter/up to 10% of a publication) provide direct linking to the list from Blackboard for your students In addition, the Reading List Service fully supports the teaching cycle. O nce the reading list is created, it will roll forward for the next academic year. R eading lists can also be shared if there are a number of staff teaching a module. Further Information More information about using our   Reading List Service   including user guides, videos and training is available fro

Open Voices Interview with Ana Enriquez

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  Open Voices Interview with Ana Enriquez, Penn State University Library In this interview of our Open Voices series we are talking to Ana Enriquez , the Interim Head, Scholarly Communications and Copyright at the Penn State University Libraries , about recent changes in federal Open Access policy in the US and what means for US libraries and the wider publishing environment. Hardy: Hi Ana, nice talking to you and we appreciate your time. Can you please introduce yourself to readers of this blog? Ana : Sure. I am the Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian at the Penn State University Libraries and I am the Interim Head of our Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright . I am a copyright lawyer and a librarian, and an advocate for Open Access. Hardy: Thanks. I would like to talk to you about the recent policy announcements by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) that got a lot of attention here in Europe as well. Could you first explain the changes