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E-Resources Access for St Angela's Students

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Students in St Angela's should now be able to login to most third party e-resources normally by accessing them via the  Library Catalogue  using your NUI, Galway Office 365 login details and not your St Angela's account details.  Information Solutions & Services  in NUI, Galway created brand new accounts for all St Angela's students due to the cyber attack for accessing NUI, Galway resources and this is the account that should be used. There is no longer any need to use the blackboard login workaround so it has been removed.  There may be some issues with resources hosted by NUI' Galway as these may take longer before they are available. You may also encounter the following message while accessing any resource that requires the new university IDP: If you encounter this page, clearing your browser cache can resolve the issue. For instructions on how to do this please click  here . If you are having difficulties accessing a particular electronic resource please emai

Service of the Month: Digital Publishing, MakerSpace, and Research Services

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This post describes how the Library supports and enables NUI Galway digital scholarship, open scholarship, research, and innovation. We highlight how we help with digital publishing, the MakerSpace, and research services. Digital publishing Library digital publishing helps you publish your research to a worldwide audience. We help staff, students, and researchers to publish original institutional publications in an open and digital way. We focus on publishing unique content with international impact. The main content types we help you publish are research publications and open teaching resources. We also publish unique primary research material of value that NUI Galway holds in the form of archives and special collections. Also to enable and develop research and teaching, we conduct and partner in digital scholarship activities such as digitisation, making digital collections, metadata creation, digital exhibitions, digital preservation, project planning and management, and data curati

History and significance of the Galway Cathedral (1967)

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The Library has previously digitally published two booklets online which provide detail on the history and the construction of the Galway Cathedral. First published in 1967, these two booklets were digitised and published online by the Library a few years ago.  At this time of the year we are reminded of the history and significance of this iconic building in Galway. You can read the booklets in full detail on the Library's digital repository . The first booklet was written by then Bishop of Galway, Michael Browne. The Bishop wrote this booklet as a response to requests from visitors to the Cathedral and also people from regular mass-goers from Galway. The booklet provides a short historical account showing how the dioceses of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora came together, how the project of a Cathedral was initiated and developed, and how eventually the work was completed on August 15, 1965. Next there is a section explaining the architectural design and the motives which inspir

Academic Staff - Reading List Resources for Semester II

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The Library requests that academic staff publish their module reading lists via the Reading List Service for the next semester as soon as possible. This will give us sufficient time to: review the reading list purchase available e-books purchase print copies of new books process the digitisation of requested chapters/articles (up to 10% or 1 chapter)  There is a range of short helpful video tutorials as well as our printed user guide available from our   Reading Lists Page .  Academic staff may be particularly interested in the the following video tutorials: Creating and Structuring a Reading List Adding Resources and Publishing your Reading List Requesting a Book Chapter for Digitisation   Linking from Blackboard to your Reading List Please email  readinglists@nuigalway.ie  if you require any assistance.  Collection Development

Service of the Month: Academic Skills and the Academic Writing Centre

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Academic Skills Service The Academic Skills Team in the Library supports the information and research needs of NUI Galway undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. Who we are The Academic Skills team includes two Assistant Librarians, Mike Smalle and Kris Meen, and three Library Assistants, Gabi Honan, Maud Conry, and Siobhan Carroll. Gabi, Kris, Siobhan, Mike, and Maud Our service supports Our teams is responsible for delivering information literacy to the student body. One of the frameworks we draw upon to guide the delivery of our support is the CILIP Definition of Information Literacy: "Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society." We support the following broad learning outcomes: Finding, using and evaluating key sources for students' academic work (e.g. books, journal articles, case law, market

Digital Theatre+ : new platform and video guides

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Digital Theatre+ was recently redesigned to be more intuitive and navigable. The following  support videos are now available to help users use the new Digital Theatre+ to its full potential: Using Digital Theatre+ at Higher Education: An Introduction Acting on Digital Theatre+ American Theatre on Digital Theatre+ Inclusivity on Digital Theatre+ Movement on Digital Theatre+ Postdramatic Theatre on Digital Theatre+ Shakespeare on Digital Theatre+ Voice on Digital Theatre+ Access to Digital Theatre+ is available on the  library catalogue .  A link to all the above videos is available   here .