Showing posts from February, 2024

University of Galway Staff Publications - a Library Display

To showcase recent publications by University of Galway staff, we have gathered a selection of titles for display on the ground floor of the Library. The displayed titles provide a snapshot of the research currently taking place in the University. The Library aims to acquire a physical copy and e-book (if available) of every publication by University of Galway academic staff.  If you have a new book due to be published, please let us know via the  Purchase Request form  (or alternatively email Collection Development /  Forbairt Bailiúchán

New titles in Artificial Intelligence - a Reading List

    As part of expanding the Library's resources in Artificial Intelligence, we have ordered a range of new e-books covering the experience and application of AI to higher education. These titles cover some of the following subjects:  introduction  AI in education academic integrity  pedagogy case studies For added ease of access we have a created a  browsable reading list of these new titles. All titles are also available from the Library Catalogue  along with many other resources about Artificial Intelligence from our collections.                                                      Collection Development

A step closer to the new Library and Learning Commons

Next week sees a major milestone in the journey towards a new Library and Learning Commons for the University of Galway.   Planning permission was received back in August 2023 for this landmark building for the University campus and Tuesday February 6th, will see enabling works commence on the riverside site of the new building.   This will include the closure of a small car park to the south of the Kingfisher and preparations begin for the demolition of existing sheds and buildings to make way for the new building.   The new Library and Learning Commons is a development that will be welcomed by the University’s student community, who have been crying out for spaces that are more conducive to modern learning needs.   The current James Hardiman Library opened its doors 50 years ago, at a time when learning was a solitary affair and information access was through print journals and hard-copy books.   Learning in the 21 st Century is more collaborative, more technology-enabled and more c