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Irish Librarians and library-related organisations wish to express our grave dissatisfaction at the sudden withdrawal by Wiley publishers of over one thousand titles from key ebook collections to which many academic libraries subscribe.  On 31st of August 2022 Wiley abruptly removed more than 1,300 ebooks, many of which were recommended by faculty to their students...
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Conul directors were delighted to attend a recent event at the Royal Irish Academy to honour Siobhán Fitzpatrick’s retirement during COVID restrictions as Librarian of the RIA. 
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Open Access publishing is well established in our research landscape, and the advantages of OA are clear, but unfortunately the mechanism and metrics are still tangled with for profit publishers meaning at some point someone must pay.   In this webinar we will hear from Dr Samuel Moore about the potential that could be unlocked with a move towards...
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“Call for Papers open! The CONUL T&L committee invite submissions to present at their 2022 Annual Seminar: “Information Literacy in a new world: exploring concepts of access, sustainability and equity.” We are particularly interested in poster presentations, and anyone who has a relevant project or experience to share (completed or ongoing) is welcome to submit. See...
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The Library of Trinity College Dublin makes a 13th century masterpiece globally accessible One of the most finely illustrated medieval manuscripts, Matthew Paris’s Book of St Albans has been digitised by the Library of Trinity College Dublin for the first time. The 13th century masterpiece features 54 individual works of medieval art and has fascinated...
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We are delighted to see two CONUL member libraries will be showcased as part of the IFLA online event, Everything you always wanted to know about Irish Libraries, 2pm, 20 June 2022. Hosts Stuart Hamilton and Erik Boekesteijn will lead this unique session showcasing projects and best practices from Irish libraries and sharing key information...
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RCSI Library has been awarded Heritage Council funding to digitise and make publicly available for the first time selected material from the Sir Charles Cameron papers held by RCSI Heritage Collections. Sir Charles Cameron (1830-1921) was at various points in his lifetime a Fellow, Professor, President and historian of RCSI, but is best remembered today...
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The CONUL Communications & Outreach Group and the CONUL Research Group are host an online training event entitled, Improving the visibility of research across the research lifecycle using Twitter, visual tools and altmetrics. The event is targeted at Library staff working in the area of research support and communications. Format: Online Zoom webinarDuration: 2 hours When: Monday 13th June,...
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UCC Library are delighted to be hosting a Satellite event for the IFLA WLIC Conference over 22/23rd of July.  The theme of our satellite conference is “Inspired and Engaged on Sustainability”.Details of the programme and registration can be found at this link
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The latest UCD Digital Library collection, M. Michael Corcoran’s Photographic Albums, was launched at a research showcase and seminar entitled “Archives of Women Religious in Ireland: the Present and the Future”. The in-person and online hybrid event featured presentations on the significance of women religious archives from the perspectives of both archivists and research scholars....
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