Showing posts from September, 2008

IOP documents CERN Large Hadron Collider

The Institute of Phyiscs has published the complete scientific documentation of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) machine and detectors – the world’s largest experimental facility in particle physics, started up on September 10. See the Journal of Instrumentation at for more information. In addition, the Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics provides the most comprehensive evidence available to confirm that the LHC’s switch-on poses no threat to mankind. See Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics for more information.

JSTOR Ireland Collection

We are delighted to announce the availability of the JSTOR Ireland Collection - an interdisciplinary resource of materials from and about Ireland. At its expected completion in 2009, it will contain a minimum of 2,500 manuscripts, 200 monographs, and 75 ceased and currently publishing journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years. Complementing JSTOR's existing collections, the Ireland Collection adds resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present.

2008 Reseach Support Survey Report

The full report of the 2008 Research Support Survey is now at: This report describes and analyses the results of a survey of researchers at National University of Ireland, Galway, conducted by the James Hardiman Library in April 2008. The survey aimed to find out more about the habits and needs of researchers in using and finding information, and levels of satisfaction with Library collections and services. The members of the Survey Working Group are- Burke, Kathleen Connolly, Niamh Costello, John Coughlan, Rosarie, Cox, John (Working Group Chair) Finnan, Trish Greenfield, Laurie Kelly, Hugo McSweeney, Niall Mulligan, Jane Quinlan, Fiona Richardson, Jonathan Walsh, Niamh

Where are the Archaeology Books gone?

Have you struggled in the past to find Archaeology material with strange shelf numbers like 571:613.2 or 571(119.7)500-011? The good news is that during the summer, library staff have undertaken a project to convert these strange numbers (officially called the Universal Decimal Classification system) to the easier to use system of Dewey Decimal Classification system used throughout the rest of the Library. The Archaeology books are therefore now to be found near the History, Early Civilisation and Classics books at shelf numbers between 931 and 939 towards the back of Floor One. Please check the Library Catalogue for the exact location of the book you want.