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During December, the Glucksman Library will be counting down the days until Christmas with an online Advent calendar. Each day a new item will be revealed, each item is drawn from the Glucksman Library’s Special Collections and Archives. Click on the item to open a door to our collections and discover some hidden gems from...
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Irish research libraries to boost access to collections and increase international collaboration New strategy to make national online catalogue available in line with international standards CONUL’s Strategy document ─ Ireland’s memory, Ireland’s discovery, 2016-19  was launched Tuesday evening, 22 November, on behalf of Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton, T.D. by Dr Mary...
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The Board of CONUL (Consortium of National and University Libraries) will hold the launch of: ‘Ireland’s memory, Ireland’s discovery: CONUL Strategy 2016–2019’ at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 22nd November at the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Irish research library collections hold Ireland’s memory and enable Ireland’s discovery. CONUL is at the heart of...
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Next week (19-27 November) is Explore Your Archive week (exploreyourarchive.org), a campaign coordinated by The National Archives (UK) and the Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland). To celebrate, UCD Library will be highlighting items from our vast collections. Follow along with the Twitter accounts of our four main cultural heritage units – UCD Archives...
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In 2016 the CONUL Collections, Preservation & Conservation Sub-Committee completed a survey of Unique and Distinct Collections across the CONUL Libraries, in order to identify the size of the UDC’s, their date of production, their accessibility via records and digital surrogates, and their preservation need. With the data we aim to promote the cultural and...
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Dr Sandra Collins, NLI Director, speaking at the launch (08.09.16) by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, outlined the Library’s vision to expand the national collections for a changing digital world. According to Dr Collins, the memory of modern Ireland is increasingly created in digital form and we...
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The Glucksman Library in collaboration with the Department of History at the University of Limerick has developed an online tutorial called Digital Foundations http://libguides.ul.ie/digitalfoundations/ The broad topic is digital preservation, and the tutorial breaks down the techniques and best practices associated with each stage of a preservation project. The accompanying in-person aspects of the tutorial...
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The 2017 CONUL Conference will take place on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st May.  The broad conference theme is ‘Research’ and papers will be invited to address the following areas; ·           Research and unique and distinctive collections ·           Supporting research through collection development and management ·           Marketing and promoting research services ·           The Library as...
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Irish History Online (IHO) is an authoritative, up-to-date database listing of publications on Irish history.  A major resource for research on all aspects of Irish history, this free resource is based at the Royal Irish Academy Library. An essential resource for students and researchers of Irish history at all levels National Bibliographic Centre for Irish History...
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This new online resource contains digitised items from the archive of Brendan Duddy, the Derry businessman who maintained and operated a secret channel of communication between the British government and the IRA Army Council for twenty years. Duddy was a key figure in the 1975 ceasefire negotiations, the 1981 Republican Hunger Strikes, and ceasefire talks...
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