Showing posts from November, 2018

Some Recent Novels by NUI Galway Graduates

With the recent nomination of Ithaca by NUI Galway graduate, Alan McMonagle (BComm, MA) for the Dublin Literary award we thought it would be timely to bring together the recent novels published by NUI Galway alumni from the past year or so. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan (BCorp) A police procedural by a former Law student, now based in Australia. Connect by Julian Gough (BA) Modern themes of AI and cyber reality merge in this technological/philosophical thriller. Red Dirt by EM Reapy (BA) Young Irish emigrants and their misadventures in the Australian outback. 2017 Rooney prize winner. The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow by Danny Denton (MA) Set in a rain soaked Ireland of the future, this imaginative novel follows the journey of a young teenage father. The Storm Keepers Island by Catherine Doyle (BA, MA) Catherine Doyle received a major deal by Bloomsbury Publishing for this charming book set on an island off the west coast of Ireland, the first in an upcoming tri

Research Data Management Policy and Library Guide

A new Research Data Management Policy at NUI Galway has been approved recently. It was developed by members of the Research Data Working Group and provides advice to staff engaged in research at NUI Galway about their responsibilities relating to data generated, collected and processed by NUI Galway staff as part of a project, which is led or contributed to by NUI Galway staff/students. For further information, guidance and support please consult the Library Guide on Research Data Management . It includes information about typical data-related activities undertaken in the research data lifecycle, how to write a data management plan and how to find and cite data. See also  Research Data Working Group .

Preparing for Semester II - the Library's Reading List Service

The Library's  reading   list service is a one-stop teaching support service for academic staff..  When you use our system we will:  prioritise your  reading   lists    order required books/e-books request chapter and article digitisation  provide direct linking to the list from Blackboard for your students. The reading lists dashboard feature shows  how often lists have been accessed and materials used by students. Furthermore: -There is no requirement for separate book ordering or scanning requests.  The Library will ensure sufficient access to your resources.  -Once the reading list is created, it will roll forward for the next academic year. The Library will be automatically informed of any updates. -Unlike direct links added to Blackboard, the resources will all be available off-campus.  -Unlike uploaded articles on Blackboard, statistically important access/citation figures will increase and be accurate. -Each list has a durable url and could be

Ireland’s Memorial Records

Ireland’s Memorial Records Archives & Special Collections has arranged a display to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War. The printed volume in the display case in the foyer of the Hardiman Building comes from our set of the eight volumes of the Irish Memorial Records , originally published in 1923 by the Committee of the Irish National War Memorial. Prolonged debate had taken place in many countries both during and after the War concerning an appropriate means by which the dead should be commemorated. Initially many families had demanded the return of their loved one’s remains but the scale of the casualties had quickly precluded this from happening. In Ireland matters were further complicated by the huge shifts in public opinion and political life wrought by the events of the revolutionary period. The Committee of the Irish National War Memorial was established in 1919 with Field-Marshal Viscount French of Ypres as its first President. The Committee’s pr

*Update: Access Restored* Problems Accessing All E-resources

Update: A fix was implemented by ISS overnight, and access to our e-resources has been restored. There is a small chance that your computer will appear to be denied access still. If this is the case, refresh your browser (Ctrl+F5) or clear out your browser cache and cookies, and this will restore access back to normal. Apologies once again for any inconvenience this might have caused you. _________________________________________ Due to IP address problems on the NUIG campus network, there are currently problems accessing all e-resources (databases, ejournals, ebooks, etc). ISS have been informed of the problem. There are some possible workarounds that may work for you, but we can't guarantee success with any of them unfortunately: If you can use the campus WiFi (NUIGWiFi or Eduroam) network rather than a LAN cable, you may be able to access some resources. Another option is to sign in to your Campus Account at and then use the Libr