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Digital Scholarship – an Irish and Galway context

Digital Scholarship is an umbrella term for modern scholarship using digital methods, tools, or approaches. It is used to define a set of functions and services that enable newer forms of scholarship in universities, cultural institutions, and other research institutions. This is often within the digital arena and can encompass: library focused research enablement, open publishing, digital repositories, digital exhibitions, project management, digital publishing, metadata, impact, discovery, digital preservation, identifiers, copyright, data management, and research metrics. There is significant overlap with Open Scholarship . Open in this context means in a way that all others can freely and easily collaborate on and contribute to. In effect, both digital and open scholarship attempt to define the same thing, that is newer forms of scholarship and the direction of travel for future scholarship. Digital Scholarship tends to focus on digital products, using data and output, infrastruct

Zetoc Service ends 31st July

Jisc has announced that the Zetoc Service is being discontinued from July 31st 2022. Zetoc was one of the largest academic research databases available, with almost 65 million journal articles indexed. In addition it has provided a popular current awareness/table of contents service. In recent years, the number of users has declined as the growth of alternative services and fulltext options has increased. Following a review, Jisc who funded the service in collaboration with the British Library, have decided to retire the service. For some Zetoc Alert may well be missed so the following freely available options, might be of interest for tracking journals and articles of interest: JournalTocs Google Scholar Alerts Researcher App Europe PMC publication email alerts Collection Development

Classical Scores Library Volume 5: new resource

Access to Music Online: Classical Scores Library Volume 5 is now available via the library catalogue. This resource provides digital access to some of the most-studied works in classical repertoire and exposure to lesser-known composers. This collection builds on Classical Scores Library, Volume IV's collection with an emphasis on contemporary composers and works from the 20th and 21st centuries alongside a selection of scores from medieval, baroque, classical and romantic time periods.  Collection Development