Showing posts from January, 2018

Books that changed History

Books that changed history A 2017 publication which will attract the attention of bibliophiles, art historians, literary scholars and many others,  Books that changed history published by Dorling Kindersley features essays on 72 works, ranging from Ancient Egyptian books of the dead to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring . See a review of this title at Reviews & discussion of "Books that changed history"  or hear the editor describe its contents to the RTE presenter Seán O'Rourke at Some original and some facsimile editions of many of these works feature in the James Hardiman Library's Special Collections. Over the next months we will put our copies of some of these titles on display in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room for you to enjoy, together with the relevant commentary contained in Bo

Kanopy: new video streaming collection now available

Kanopy is a new video streaming collection providing access to over 20,000 films from more than 850 filmmakers.  Some of the key partners include: The Criterion Collection  Media Education Foundation  New Day Films  BBC  Kanopy's film collection covers all subject disciplines and includes documentaries, feature films, foreign language film, independent film, instructional film and more. Over 200+ new films are added every month. The Library's access to Kanopy is via a Patron Driven Acquisition Programme. A set amount of money has been paid to the supplier of Kanopy for this financial year. If a film is viewed 4+ times this film is licensed/triggered and the budget is deducted accordingly. Note: Lecturers should ensure any films/documentaries required for course material are viewed 4+ times to ensure the film is triggered. The usage of Kanopy will be monitored regularly. Kanopy's Help Center is a very useful resource area. Viewers can add films to watchlis

Mental Health & Exercise - James Hardiman Library - Wednesday 17th January

You are invited to attend this event in the Library on 17th January, 1200-1300. Speakers will include Conor Whelan, Young Hurler of the Year, 2017 Éamonn Ó Dochartaigh, Student Counselling, NUIG Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh, SU President, NUIG Meet members of the winning Galway All Ireland Senior Hurling Team Have your photo taken with the Liam McCarthy cup & some of the Galway Team

Seminar on 25 January. The AWC: Student Performance, Retention, and Employability

The AWC:  Student Performance, Retention, and Employability You are cordially invited to attend a seminar on the subject of the Academic Writing Centre and raising the standards of student writing at NUIG .  The seminar will address the connection between academic writing and student performance, their ability to complete their chosen course of study, and their future career paths. The Registrar, Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh, will open the seminar which will feature speakers from diverse disciplines, including Science, Law, and Marketing and will also include an open forum. The seminar is an opportunity to cast a closer look at the work of the AWC, a unit which has played a supportive role for thousands of students since its establishment, in 2009. It is also an opportunity to begin a conversation about such issues as plagiarism, originality, and the role of writing in shaping graduate attributes  Registration: