Showing posts from February, 2017

AWC Twitter Competition: Edit Sentences to Earn Prizes

The AWC is proud to present our first twitter competition.  The sentences: 1. St .  Patrick 's Day is fortunately coming up, which is a holiday, and it is also sometimes called the Feast of Saint  Patrick , which is the same  Patrick  that, having spent many years as a slave there , returned to Ireland and banished all its snakes, which is an interesting legend, as it is a comment on Christianity, and it is an explanation of Ireland’s absence of snakes, and it might also be a story in a sort of code about possible relations between the followers of the Church and their opponents, and it is held in March, the third month of the year, and this holiday involves eating and drinking, and even getting drunk, and it is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland and also Northern Ireland which is where it is celebrated.   2.  Rith siad go tobann gan choinne i dtreo an tsiopa a bhí ar chúl na leabharlainne móire, foirgneamh mór nua a bhí nua-thógtha le déanaí.

Publications Galore - Muintir na Tíre publications

One of the greatest perks of being an archivist is being the first to explore an archive for the first time. You get to look at long forgotten papers, photographs and publications that have not been looked at or thought about in a very long time by the creating organisation or individual. When you come upon a discovery that helps you better understand how the organisation worked, sheds more light on a certain subject or provides you with new evidence your excitement builds and you become engrossed in that file, letter or note. It takes a lot to pull yourself out of that discovery so that you can get to the next discovery in the collection. A wonderful discovery in the Muintir na Tíre collection is the number of publications Muintir na Tíre produced. I have discovered over 150 so far. They published a great many publications relating to community development, sociology, Muintir na Tíre itself, improving rural Ireland and Canon Hayes.  Their standard bearer publications were  Land

Ireland's "Big Snow": 70th anniversary

Did you know that today, 24 February, is the 70th anniversary of one of Ireland's landmark meteorological events? Following several weeks of extreme frost a series of very heavy snowfalls began on Monday 24 February and continued intermittently for several weeks into March. The effects of the extreme weather remain indelibly imprinted on the minds of those who lived through it. As this selection of images from local West of Ireland newspaper reports indicates, the weather caused severe disruption to all areas of life. To read contemporary newspaper accounts of the "Big Snow" find the links to the Irish Newspaper Archive and the Irish Times Archive on the Library Catalogue. The images are from reports in the Connacht Tribune , Tuam Herald and Western People newspapers but newspapers from all around Ireland are represented in the Irish Newspaper Archive. 

SEMINAR - Archives in Teaching: New Pedagogies and Practice

The James Hardiman Library presents: Archives in Teaching: New Pedagogies and Practice 2 March 2017 Venue: Room G011, Hardiman Research Building 2.15pm - Welcome and Introduction 2.30pm  Panel 1 - Archives in Teaching and Learning: New Encounters Chair and Respondent: Dr. Verena Commins (Irish Studies)                - Exploring Archives as part of Second Level Teaching – Dr. Paul Flynn and James Shovlin 2.50pm:  - Teaching the Exhibition: 'Yeats and the West in the World'– Dr. Adrian Paterson Q & A BREAK 3.30pm  Keynote Panel Post-Fact, Post-Truth . . . Post-Archive? The Place of Repositories in the New Misinformation Age Dr. Nessa Cronin (Irish Studies) Prof. Lionel Pilkington (English) Prof. Iain MacLaren (CELT) Respondent and Chair – Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley (History) 5pm - Close To register and reserve a space please see the following Eventbrite page:

Learn How to Craft a Successful Presentation, an AWC Workshop on 21 February at 6pm.

Plotting a Presentation: from an Idea to a Speech If you have trouble putting thoughts to paper and words to life, join us on 21st February .   We will cover crafting a presentation from beginning to end and show you interactive ways to iterate your ideas in a clear and cohesive manner, from writing to public speaking. Everyone is welcome, but please register:

Science (Magazine): available from 1997 onwards

The Library provides institutional access to every issue of  Science  from January 1997 onwards, ensuring access to the latest cutting-edge scientific research. First published in 1880, Science remains one the foremost scientific academic journals, publishing articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world. Here are some of the most popular recent articles that may be of interest: “The epigenetic landscape of T cell exhaustion” “Midbrain dopamine neurons control judgment of time” “Large gem diamonds from metallic liquid in Earth’s deep mantle” “Mass seasonal bioflows of high-flying insect migrants” Science also publishes  first release papers  ahead of publication. The journal  is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) , the world’s oldest and largest general science organization.   Science can be accessed via the Library Catalogue . Collection Development

Artemis Primary Sources: cross-search Gale's Primary Source Collections

Artemis Primary Sources is a new easy-to-use interface which cross-searches our Gale Primary Sources databases and allows users to discover and analyse content in new ways. It includes the following collections: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers Archives Unbound British Library Newspapers (Part I: 1800-1900) The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2011 Eighteenth Century Collections Online Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 The Making of the Modern World Nineteenth Century Collections Online The Times Digital Archive Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive Note: State Papers Online is not included but it can be searched via the library catalogue. Artemis includes the following key features: Subject indexing Term frequency Term clusters Collection Development

ARAN repository attracts nearly five million hits to date

ARAN has attracted nearly five million hits (downloads and page views) to date. This data excludes hits generated by bots. A wealth of such data is now available on ARAN since the addition of a content and usage analysis module. Statistical information for the publications that you’ve uploaded to ARAN is now available from the Statistics window on the ARAN homepage. To find out which of your publications on ARAN are most popular or how often they’ve been downloaded click on the orange ‘Show Statistical Information’ tab at the bottom of the publication's page or under Usage click on view details. Most popular items and authors for Colleges, Schools and Research Centres are easy to obtain. If you want to know where readers of your publications come from consult the Statistics by country. For more information view the User Guide which is arranged as a series of questions and answers. If the statistical information you require is not covered by the guide or you require a

CAIRN - Multidisciplinary French Language Journals

The CAIRN database consists of fulltext scholarly French language journals in the various fields of social sciences and humanities including: Economics Geography History Law Literature Linguistics Philosophy Politics Sociology CAIRN provides the French language equivalent of Project Muse and includes journals from 130 publishing houses like Presses Universitaires de France (PUF), Armand Colin, Lavoisier, Gallimard, Le Seuil, La Documentation française, Vrin, Le Cerf, EHESS, Les Belles Lettres, L’Harmattan, and others. A sample of journal titles covered by CAIRN include: Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales Esprit Hérodote Les Annales Le Débat Politique étrangère Revue française de science politique Revue internationale et stratégique Revue française de sociologie Revue française de psychanalyse Revue d’histoire littéraire de la France Vingtième siècle Collection Development

Art and Architecture of Ireland

                    Published in 2016 by the Royal Irish Academy,  Art and  Architecture of Ireland is an authoritative account of Ireland's artistic and architectural heritage, from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century. This multi-volume set, available in print and electronic format , covers: Vol. 1: Medieval Vol. 2: Painting Vol. 3: Sculpture Vol. 4: Architecture Vol. 5: Twentieth Century It combines historical documentation, essays from more than 250 experts, and 2,500 images. This work is available for consultation at 709.415 ART in Humanities and Social Sciences Reference on Floor 1 of the Library. Alternatively, the e-book of Art and Architecture of Ireland (including a short video introduction) can be accessed exclusively via JSTOR . Collection Development