Tuesday, 30 November 2010

New enhanced Reading List Support Service

Academic Staff - please help us to help you and to improve the service to our students!

The Library has introduced a new, streamlined Reading List Support Service in an effort to improve students' access to high demand material.

Academic staff are asked to please submit details of readings they will be recommending to students in Semester 2 as soon as possible, so that we can ensure we have sufficient copies in stock and at the right loan status.

You don't need to worry about placing orders for these books or deciding loan status - we'll do all that work for you. Just please send us your reading lists and we'll do the rest!

Please submit reading lists with Module Code and expected class size to readinglists@nuigalway.ie.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Additional Study Spaces- 27 Nov- 15 Dec

Additional study spaces have been made available in the following locations in the run up to the exams:


Sat Nov 27th- AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, AC213, AC214 & AC215

Sun Nov 28th– AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, AC213, AC214 & AC215

Mon Nov 29th– AC203, AC213, IT202

Tues Nov 30th– AC203, IT125, IT125G Theatre

Wed Dec 1st– AC213, AC214, AC215 & AC216

Thurs Dec 2nd– AC216, Larmor Theatre & IT250 Theatre

Fri Dec 3rd – AC213, AC215, Larmor Theatre & Dillion Theatre

Dec 4th – Dec 12th inclusive- AC203, AC204, AC213 & AC214

Dec 4th – Dec 14th inclusive - Kirwan Theatre

Dec 11th – Dec 15th inclusive - AC201 & AC202

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

1 day & 3 day loan- policy change


In order to ensure better circulation of books in demand, the period of time that 1 Day and 3 Day loan books are kept on the holds shelf has been reduced.

1 Day Loan Books- will now be kept on hold for 1 day
3 Day Loan books- will now be kept on hold for 2 days

You will be notified by email when a book has been returned and is on hold for you at the Customer Services De

Huston Archive Exhibition to celebrate recent presentation to NUI Galway


From Wednesday 24th November an exhibition will be held in the foyer of the James Hardiman Library to celebrate the presentation of the Huston Archive to NUI Galway.

The Archive, a rare collection of director, writer and actor John Huston’s papers and recordings,was launched at a special ceremony in the University on Monday 22 November, in the presence of John’s son, Tony (who was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Dead) and daughter, Allegra. The Archive contains extensive material relating to a number of his films and centres on the making of The Dead, as well as draft scripts, recordings, publicity materials, interviews and legal documentation.

The exhibition on display in the Library foyer relates to the recently accessioned Huston Collection, containing images, scripts, artifacts and associated material relating primarily to the life and work of John Huston. The display runs until Christmas and can be viewed during Library opening hours. A descriptive list of the entire collection is available.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

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Friday, 19 November 2010

EDIT: SFX & Find E-Journal - Access restored

Friday 13:35 : access has been restored, thanks for your patience!



SFX and Find E-Journal are currently offline to perform some essential system maintenance.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and we hope to have everything up and running by mid-afternoon Friday.

Thanks for your patience.

Library Systems Downtime- 19/11/10

Friday 19 November 8:00-13.00

Due to essential maintenance:
  • Self-check machines will not be working
  • You can borrow & return at the Customer Services Desk
  • Renewals will not be possible
  • Holds will not be possible
  • Library catalogue will not display holdings

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Database Training Sessions (Proquest)

Training sessions on the new Proquest search platform will be held next Wednesday 24 November in the Library.

Several Proquest databases will be migrating to this new search platform shortly. This new platform will bring together all the Proquest databases into one consolidated research experience for the user.

These training sessions will focus on:
  • British Periodicals
  • Historical Newspapers Databases (e.g. Irish Times Archive)
  • Proquest Dissertations & Theses
  • CSA Social Sciences Databases (e.g. Sociological Abstracts)

Book a place

ARTstor intermittent access Thurs 18th Nov


Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing maintenance Thursday, November 18th between 11am and 12:30pm. During this time, service may be intermittently interrupted. If you experience any problems viewing pages in the ARTstor Digital Library, you should clear your browser’s cache; instructions are available in the ARTstor Help pages at:

http://help.artstor.org/wiki/index.php/ARTstor_Troubleshooting#Clear_your_browser_cache.

If you encounter any severe delays, please notify ARTstor User Services at userservices@artstor.org.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

New Featured Reseacher on Aran

Dr. Peter Corcoran is Vice-Dean of Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering & Informatics is Featured on Aran's homepage. Dr. Corcoran has commented "I've found that having some of my less well-known research papers on ARAN has raised their citations and my personal academic profile and encouraged citations from areas where I would not have normally expected."
View Peter Corcoran's profile in Aran

If you are a reasearcher at NUI Galway who is interested in making scholarly communication available on Aran please contact:

Fergus Fahey
Institutional Repository and Digitization Librarian
James Hardiman Library
National University of Ireland
Galway
Tel - 091 495961

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Springer Live Training Sessions


Register to attend a live training session with Springer's product experts

Find the training session for any Springer eProduct

Click on the links below to find training sessions for each of the electronic products

All you need for each is an internet connection and access to a telephone. You can view live presentations from your desktop, hear the presentation and ask questions. We will provide you with a toll-free phone number to dial in. For more information, visit us online.




Monday, 8 November 2010

New databases now available

The following databases have been purchased outright by the Library. Full access is available to all NUIG staff and students via 'Database by title' on http://www.library.nuigalway.ie -

  • British Periodicals (Collections I & II)
  • Dublin Castle Records 1798-1926
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003
  • State Papers III
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive (TLS), 1902-2005

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Support for Academic Staff - Library Website

The new Library Website now contains a section called Support for Academic Staff, which can be found by clicking on Support on the homepage.

In this section you will find:
  • information on books and journals funds allocated to Schools and Colleges
  • a link to the Online Book Order form
  • an enquiry form for requesting information skills training for your students
  • information on the support available for your research

Monday, 1 November 2010

Getting Started on your PhD- *change in date*

Please note that the training session "Getting started on your PhD" (Maths and Physics) will now take place on Tuesday, 2 Nov from 10.00-12.00 in the Nursing and Midwifery Library PC Suite.

Book here