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Thursday 21 January 2021, 14.00-17.00 GMT The importance of Open Education Resources, (OERS) has being growing in recent years, greatly accelerated by the impact of COVID. The rapid shift to online education from March 2020 onwards has drawn attention to the many gaps in the availability of quality online resources to support teaching. Through this...
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CONUL Board has launched its CONUL Strategy for the next three years. In developing this strategy, the directors of the CONUL libraries’ objective is to build on the progress already made through implementing the 2016-2019 strategy towards achieving CONUL’s vision of Irish research libraries preserving Ireland’s memory and advancing Irish discovery.  Five strategic themes were identified:...
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The Special Collections & Archives Department at the Glucksman Library, UL is pleased to launch its Advent Calendar for 2020. As we are all staying local this Christmas, this year’s advent calendar explores a variety of Munster localities, through the townland, city and county maps and sketches held at the Special Collections and Archives Department...
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Academic libraries in Ireland have been meeting the challenges posed by COVID 19 since March 2020. They deserve praise for how they have exceeded expectations as they have continued to provide an essential service to all our users. An excellent article by Allison Kavanagh, Head of Library Services at TUD Dublin and Chair of CONUL...
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Irish librarians call for action on the electronic content crisis facing libraries and library users Irish Librarians and library-related organisations across all library sectors call on the Irish Government, publishers and other stakeholders to recognise, and take action against, the electronic content crisis facing libraries and which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.We are...
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The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted every aspect of life. Irish libraries have responded in a variety of ways to this challenge. This free half-day online seminar organised by Maynooth University Library will capture initial reflections about this response and share what has been learnt.  This will assist the ongoing challenge and help inform lessons...
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NUI Galway will host a virtual ‘Open Scholarship Week’ (OSW2020) with the aim of showcasing the importance of research and education that is accessible to everyone. The event will take place online from 11–15 May. The current coronavirus pandemic demonstrates the value of open access to scientific research and teaching more than ever. Open Scholarship...
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The Minor Harbours of Ireland collection, an important record of the construction and evolution of small harbours in Ireland, is now available in UCD Digital Library. This collection contains the outputs to date of the Minor Harbours of Ireland project undertaken by UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and led by principal investigator...
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In support of CONUL’s strategic objective of being the platform for our international presence, CONUL Training & Development is delighted to announce the fourth collaborative ERASMUS Library Staff Mobility week, 22-26 June 2020, in Dublin. The libraries of Dublin City University,  Maynooth University, National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, TU Dublin, University College Dublin and University...
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Theme: “Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services.” Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) with Preservation and Conservation (P&C) Section invites LIS professionals and students to submit proposals for two-day satellite meeting to be held in Boole Library in University College of Cork, Ireland 12-13 August 2020. Note: IFLA WLIC...
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