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The Call for Papers for our 2022 CONUL Annual Conference: Library.Now – Welcome to the future! – is open. The closing date for abstract submission is Midnight (GMT), Sunday 9th January 2022. Please note that this is a fixed deadline and will not be extended.   For full details on the themes and sub-themes for submissions, please go to the conference...
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A new agreement will see the transfer of Children’s Books Ireland’s entire archive of award-winning books – dating back to the 1900s – into the care of DCU Library.  A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this week which will start the process behind the transferral and also frame this developing partnership. The MoU confirms that...
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Irish Librarians condemn publisher Pearson’s 400% price hikes Irish Librarians and library-related organisations wish to express our dissatisfaction with the recent announcement of upcoming increases to content provided by the publisher Pearson. That this news has been communicated as a fait accompli, less than two weeks before taking effect leaves little room to adopt a...
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We are delighted to announce that the Call for Papers for our 2022 CONUL Annual Conference: Library.Now – Welcome to the future! – is now open.   The 2022 conference theme is Library.Now – Welcome to the future! Libraries have been innovating and evolving towards a new future over the last decade, and the last two years...
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We are delighted to announce that the theme for the 2022 CONUL Annual Conference is Library.Now – Welcome to the future! The Conference will take place at the Limerick Strand Hotel on the 25th & 26th May 2022. Libraries have been innovating and evolving towards a new future over the last decade, and the last...
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The “End Period Poverty” initiative in University College Dublin has now been extended into the UCD James Joyce Library, ensuring it is the largest academic library in the country to provide free sanitary products to students. Following an earlier successful rollout of this service in the UCD Students’ Union building, the Library, the Dean of...
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One of Ireland’s largest library conferences takes place, online, on November 2nd and 3rd this year. It is a joint conference between the LAI and CILIP Ireland and the provisional programme can be viewed on the conference website http://conference.libraryassociation.ie/ The conference theme is Libraries: A World of Possibilities. Day 2 features a panel discussion on...
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Nominations are open for your favourite Irish author for a new award that is part of the An Post Irish Book Awards. The criteria are as follows: The nominated author must be Irish by birth, citizenship or permanent residenceThe nominated author may be writing in any genre i.e. fiction, nonfiction, adults, young adult etcThe nominated...
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The Library of Trinity College Dublin’s Digital Collections repository now have persistent identifiers in the form of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) attached to the objects in the repository. A persistent identifier is a long-lasting reference to a resource that eliminates the issue of ‘link rot’. Unique persistent identifiers can be used to consistently identify digital objects...
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The Special Collections and Archives Department has been awarded significant funding to digitise the Shannon Development photographic archive. UL’s Special Collections has been awarded around €125,000 (£107,365) in funding from the Wellcome Trust to catalogue, conserve, digitise and increase accessibility to the key photographic archive, which boasts around 25,000–36,000 original photographic negatives. The funding is...
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