Showing posts from August, 2012

Library Systems Unavailability

The Library Website and catalogue, Aleph, Primo, and Aran will be unavailable on Monday 27 th and Tuesday 28 th of August for a brief period to accommodate a series of reboots necessary for the installation of upgraded system software. We hope to complete this activity over the two days between 13:00 and 15:00, during which time one of more of these resources will be unavailable. During this time it will not be possible to issue or return books via the self check or book sorting machine, all queries will need to be handled manually via the circulation desk. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance work.

Aug 25th: Scheduled outage on ScienceDirect, Scopus & Apps

  ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub, Applications, SciVal, and Journals Consult are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release. What are the changes you will see with this new release? ScienceDirect:     Effortless access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for RSS feeds, image search, and other features. Scopus:                Easy updates with Alerts Features functionality improvement. Hub:                     Faster and friendlier search capability through several new features. Please click  here  to find out the details of the new features per each product: The downtime is expected as follows:  12:30 PM GMT Saturday, August 25th - 7:30 AM Sunday, August 26th

Michael Cusack Archive: Exhibition On Line

Croke Park's famous Cusack Stand takes its name from Michael Cusack (1847–1906), one of eight men present at the founding of the G.A.A. in Hayes's Commercial Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on 1 November 1884.  Cusack was appointed honourary secretary of the new organisation, whose aim was to promote and codify Gaelic games.   Prior to the founding of the G.A.A. Cusack had founded the short-lived Dublin Hurling Club in February 1883 and Metropolitan Hurling Club in December 1883. In 2007 the nieces of Cusack's daughter in law Kathleen O'Connell donated a collection of documents and photographs associated with Cusack and his family to the James Hardiman Library at NUI Galway.   Among the most important historical items in the collection are the complete minutes of the Dublin Hurling Club, from 1883. Cusack was Vice-President of the club, a predecessor to the national organisation founded the following year. In addition, there is a diary kept by Cusack on a visit to