Showing posts from February, 2016

Meet your MakerSpace

Drop by to see what's on offer at the NUI Galway MakerSpace.  Where : MakerSpace, James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway When: Tuesday, March 1st, 12:00 We will guide you through the software and hardware we have available in the space and answer any questions you might have. We will look at • 3D Printing – how it’s being used by staff and students • The PC’s and what special software is available on them • What’s a Raspberry Pi and what can people do with it? • Some uses for an Arduino micro controller • Meet our first little robot (if I can get it working by then) We are also looking for your input into what serivces we should provide in the MakerSpace. It's your MakerSpace. This event is held in the NUI Galway MakerSpace located in the library. Follow one of these links to let us know you are coming along - Facebook Event EventBrite This event will be repeated.

RESOLVED: Managed Print Service is Currently Unavailable

UPDATE: 16:31 The issue with printing has been resolved. 15:43   ISS has published the following bulletin: Managed Print Service is Currently Unavailable The Managed Print Service (printing in PC Suites, Library and in a number of staff areas) is currently unavailable. ISS are working to resolve this issue as a priority and we apologise for the inconvenience caused. If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 Email ). Conor McMahon Head of Operations Information Solutions and Services Tel. 091 495777

Blackstone LaunchPad - Launch Event at James Hardiman Library - Today, 17 Feb 2016 at 13:00

Today at 13.00 the James Hardiman Library is hosting the official launch of Blackstone LaunchPad and welcomes all associated with the Blackstone LaunchPad enterprise and their guests to the Library. The James Hardiman Library looks forward to developing many synergies between our MakerSpace activities and those of Blackstone LaunchPad. Blackstone LaunchPad can be found on the Concourse where the old Parking Office was located. It is a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship programme open to students, alumni and staff, regardless of discipline. They offer coaching, ideation and venture creation support. You can find out more here:

Archive Search System

We recently introduced a new web interface through which you can browse the archives collections of the James Hardiman Library online. Here are 5 ways in which your research could be transformed by this exciting new development! 1. Archives are amazing sources of inspiration. They hold an abundance of potential research material that can be applied to virtually any discipline to create innovative research. The catalogue could hold the key to unlocking your next research project, and you will never know unless you look! 2. Even if you don't unlock your next research project, simply by browsing through the Showcase and Image Gallery sections of the page, you are certain to find out about something or someone new. 3. The enhanced search functionality afforded by this new service means you can carry out keyword searches across the entire catalogue. This means you can browse over 20,000 records from 350 collections simultaneously, bringing insights from other sources to light tha

Journal of General Management Access Issue

There is currently an issue with access to the Journal of General Management. The provider is working on this problem, and we hope to access restored soon.

'Yeats and the West' Exhibition Closing Lecture, 15th February, 5pm


Juliet's Wall - Library Foyer - Thursday 11th February: 10.00-16.00

Juliet's Wall (based on the wall at Casa di Guilietta in Verona) is coming to the James Hardiman Library Foyer 10.00-16.00 Thursday 11th February Anyone wishing to pen a comment is welcome to do so This is a SIG (Shakespeare in Galway) 2016 project celebrating the quatercentenary of Shakespeare's death & his 400 year legacy    It is part of An Explore - NUI Galway Staff/Student Innovation Initiative

Spring Networking Event -- Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland

The James Hardiman Library is very pleased to be hosting a Spring Networking Event put on by the Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland (WRSLAI).  The event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, February 27th, and features a roster of exciting speakers in the fields of e-learning and librarianship. It will also be a celebration of the recently completed and highly successful Rudai 23 online CPD project put on by the WRSLAI. The event is free, but places limited; click on the link below to book your place: The programme for the afternoon will proceed as follows: 1.00 pm Registration and Networking Opportunity– Refreshments provided by NUI Galway Library 2.00pm Frances Boylan - "The 12 Apps of Christmas: Mobile Apps and Personalised Learning" Frances works currently in the area of eLearning Development within the Learnin

John McGahern - The Writer and the Archive - RTÉ Radio 1 Book Show

John McGahern The 30 th  of March brings about the tenth anniversary of the passing of the acclaimed Irish writer, John McGahern. In the decade since his death, Ireland and its people, society and identity, have changed beyond recognition. One of McGahern's great achievements in hiswriting, in any of his accomplished forms; novel, drama, short story or essay, was able to get to the very heart of Ireland and especially of rural Ireland and the lives of its people. The time, place and context of McGahern's writing would be recognisable constants, vivid as any character within his writing. McGahern's writing spanned over five decades and tracked the huge social changes in Ireland across this time. The Book Show  on RTÉ Radio 1 recently broadcast a feature on John McGahern, focusing on the life and career and also his archive. It was a pleasure to have the programme host, Sinead Gleeson, visit the archive here at NUI Galway and see first-hand the collected literary legacy o