Showing posts from March, 2014

Library Easter Opening Hours - Extended to include Good Friday & Easter Monday

James Hardiman Library Extended Easter Opening Hours     Monday 14th April - Thursday 17th April 08.30-22.00     Friday 18th April & Monday 21st April 10.00-18.00     Library Closed Saturday 19th April - Sunday 20th April (inclusive)    

The AWC: Last Week of Term

The Academic Writing Centre will be open until Friday 4 March 2014. The AWC opening hours are 11-1 and 6-9. Students of all levels, including advanced writers, are most welcome. You do not need to book an appointment. While the AWC will remain closed after this Friday, some support with writing will be available. If you need help with your writing after 4 March, please email Ira Ruppo at

Scheduled Downtime for NUIGWiFi & Eduroam

Scheduled Downtime for NUIGWiFi & Eduroam Wednesday, 26th of March, 2014 The WiFi service (NUIGWiFi and Eduroam) is subject to disruption between 08:00 and 10:00 on Monday, the 31st of March. This downtime is required to facilitate essential maintenance of the wireless system. The wired network service will not be impacted. If you have any queries about this maintenance activity, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 eMail ).

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Scopus - Cited References Expansion Project

Scopus is one of the largest abstract and indexing databases of peer-reviewed research. Full access to Scopus is available via Scopus is set to become even more comprehensive with the Scopus Cited References Expansion project. Looking back in time, for the future. Elsevier will re-index 8 million articles - dating back to 1970 - in order to add cited references for pre-1996 content; this improvement will first become evident in Scopus in the fourth quarter of 2014 and finish in 2016. Covering all major publishers and scientific fields of study, the project will increase the depth of Scopus' scholarly content while enhancing your ability to use Scopus for long-term evaluation and trend analysis. Moreover, author profiles and h -index counts of researchers who published articles prior to 1996 will be more complete. To stay up-to-date about the program progress and other Scopus news visit Scopus' blog and follow Scopus on Twitte

Happy World Theatre Day from the Archives!

Here at the Archives of the Hardiman Library we are spoiled with the richness of our theatre collections. As the raw materials for study and research of theatre and performance in Ireland as well as Irish theatre abroad, these collections preserve and make accessible the stories, people, places, decisions and great works which have graced theatres all over Ireland and internationally. The Hardiman Library is a hub for theatre research through collections such as the Druid Theatre, Thomas Kilroy archives, Lyric theatre Belfast Archive, Siobhan McKenna archive, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe and many others. The Abbey Theatre Digital Archive  is leading the way in technology and theatre archives as the largest theatre digitisation project in the world is underway on campus here at NUI Galway, preserving and making accessible the records of Ireland's National Theatre. To celebrate World Theatre Day we have produced a short video using digitised material from our Shields Family Archive. Fo

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Special Collections item

Why not take time out this week to visit the fabulous new Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building and view Ptolemy’s mathematical and astrological treatise on the paths of the stars and planets Megales suntaxeos (Basle, 1538) . Printed by Johann Walder, this was the first edition of the work in its original Greek. It is dedicated by Simon Grynäus, professor of Greek at the University of Basle and theologian of the Protestant Reformation, to King Henry VIII.   If you would like to view/ consult this item, please submit an online request or contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at

Late Opening at Archives and Special Collections

Don't forget - the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room is open until 9pm this evening (Tuesday) and every Tuesday. Special Collections material include a wealth of rare and antiquarian books from the 15th Century up to present day as well as extensive collections of maps, newspapers (local and national), theses and other collections Archival collections range in date from the 15th Century and cover a wide array of disciplines from local history (Galway Town Commissioners) landed estate collections detailing land and land ownership, local politics, local economy from across the West of Ireland, an array of theatre archives such as the Druid Theatre Archive, Thomas Kilroy Archive, Siobhan McKenna Papers, Galway Arts Festival and Taibhdhearc na Gailimhe archive; literary archives such as John McGahern Collection; Political, Human Rights and Northern Ireland papers such as Brendan Duddy, Ruairi O'Bradaigh and Prof. Kevin Boyle papers among many others. Our new fac