Showing posts from August, 2009

New resource: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Access to the fulltext e-resource International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Elsevier) is now available. The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas. The encyclopedia includes over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world. Access is available via 'Find e-Resource' in e-Knowledge on: and also from the e-link on the library catalogue record.

New Resource: Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

Access is now available to Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700. This e-resource contains digital facsimiles of original manuscripts from 15 major libraries written or compiled by women during the 16th and 17th centuries. It is produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. Access is available via e-Knowledge on See also:

Our Evolving Library Catalogue

How do we improve the Library catalogue? Can the catalogue continue to add value in a rapidly changing information landscape? As Librarians, we know we have to respond to the rising expectations of our users, the increase in new kinds of digital resources and a nascent revolution in scholarly publishing. Such wholesale change demands a radical rethink on the facilities and services the catalogue actually provides. Our ultimate aim must be the provision of the optimal launch-pad for NUI Galway's scholarly activity. Enter e-Knowledge 2.0, NUI Galway's new Library catalogue based on the Primo system from Exlibris. e-Knowledge 2.0 uses a whole panoply of recent advances in search engine technology and brings them to bear on our physical and virtual collections. As librarians, we have listened to our users, when they asked why they cannot search books and journals at the same time. We have selected a system incorporating the best elements of Web 2.0 to create a streamlined user expe

Library Newsletter- latest issue

The latest issue of the Library Newsletter is available here: Features of this issue include Our evolving Library catalogue ARAN update Improve your chances of funding STM- measuring success 1911 Census for Galway now online

Skeleton found in Nursing Library Extension

The recently unearthed skeleton has been put to work giving Library Tours...