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On Tuesday, February 28th 2017 members of the Flynn family visited NUI Galway to view the archive of Flynn and Lehany Coal Mines Limited.  The Flynn family has very generously donated the archive to the University. The Flynn and Lehany company was established in 1949. Its archive, one of a very small number on mining in...
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Clifden Arts Festival Committee has decided to place its print and digital archive into the safe keeping of UCD Library, where it will become part of the UCD Heritage Collection.Hailed by Booker-winning Kazuo Ishiguro as “Ireland’s best-kept secret” in the 1990s, the Clifden Arts Festival has grown from a small community event to one of...
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We are very happy to announce that registration for the CONUL Annual Conference 2017 is now open. This year’s conference will take place on May 30th-31st in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath, with the theme of Inspiring & Supporting Research. Early Bird registration is open until 31st March at a cost of €280...
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In Ireland’s Memory. Ireland’s Discovery. 2016-2019, the CONUL Strategy aims to ensure Irish representation at significant events and conferences relating to research libraries. Organisations relevant to research libraries were identified and in line with CONUL’s internationalisation theme, a calendar of conferences and ERASMUS opportunities has been produced.   The calendar helps CONUL members to identify opportunities...
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UCD Library is working with Bord na Gaeilge UCD on a project which has been sponsored by the UCD SPARC initiative. This initiative provides small grants to facilitate joint projects between students and UCD staff, and further details are at http://www.ucd.ie/careers/sparc/ This particular project is entitled An Ghaeilge Bheo / The Living Language The launch...
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CONUL ANLTC, our committee with responsibility for the delivery of staff training and professional development opportunities, has delivered a packed Annual Review for 2015.  With representatives from each of the CONUL libraries, ANLTC is a splendid example of focused collaborative working within a tightly-structured framework. Introduced by then chair, Ann Mitchell, NUI Galway, the report...
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The James Hardiman Library are delighted to present the next in our Digital Publishing Brownbag Pitch series, focusing on Duanaire, A Treasury of Digital Data for Irish Economic History. The event will be held in The Bridge, Room 1001, First Floor of the Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway, on January 17 from 12-2 pm. Duanaire...
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As the year draws to a close, we wish all our CONUL colleague together with colleagues throughout the library, archive and information sectors at home and abroad, a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year!
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CONUL, a new vision for Ireland’s research libraries. Irish Tech News interviews Christopher Pressler about CONUL’s new strategy. Read the article..
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Trinity’s LERU membership to influence EU research policy for benefit of Ireland Trinity College Dublin has joined the prestigious ranks of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). It is the first and only university on the island of Ireland to become a member of Europe’s leading network of research-intensive universities that includes Oxford and...
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