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5th International Summit of the Book 2016, Limerick City

Registration is now open! for the forthcoming  5th International Summit of the Book 2016, Limerick City, Ireland, November 2nd–3rd 2016  http://www.summitofthebook2016.com We are greatly honoured to announce the following list...
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Seminar: Digitising the Abbey Theatre Archive

The Library at National University of Ireland, Galway, will host a seminar on Tuesday 4 October which will tell the story of the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive, created by the...
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University of Limerick’s online commemorative exhibition selected for inclusion in two key web archives.

The University of Limerick’s online commemorative exhibition, Limerick and the 1916 Rising, available at Limerick1916.ul.ie, has been identified as of significant interest and selected for inclusion in two key web...
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A new online resource from National Folklore Collection UCD.

Remembering 1916 A series of interviews made with Dublin people in the years 1979 and 1980 contain vivid eyewitness accounts of the 1916 Easter Rising and the events leading to...
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New publications from UCD Library

Library Strategy 2016-2020 and new edition of UCD Library general guide now available. We are pleased to present the UCD Library Strategy 2016-2020 including revised Mission, Vision and Values statements,...
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Libraries without borders: a post-Brexit statement of support from CONUL to our UK colleagues

In the wake of the Brexit referendum, CONUL has sent a statement of support to our UK colleagues (via RLUK and SCONUL). We confirm our commitment to collaboration with our...
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Trinity College Library publishes Irish soldiers’ letters and diaries from the Great War

‘Fit as fiddles and as hard as nails’ is the name given to an online project recently launched in TCD which draws on the special collections in the Library relating...
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NUI Galway Library Strategy: The Journey to 2020

National University of Ireland, Galway, has published its Library strategy to 2020. This document reflects a close alignment with the University’s Vision 2020 and an extensive consultation process. It is...
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A successful collaboration ─ new exhibition at the RIA Library!

On 30 June, a new exhibition ─ ‘Representations of Jews in Irish literature’ ─ was launched at the Royal Irish Academy Library by the Vice-Chair of the Irish-Jewish Museum, Ms...
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Poetry Event at UCD Festival 2016

UCD held their inaugural UCD Festival on Saturday 18 June, aimed at encouraging staff, students, alumni and the local community onto campus. There were some 6,000 visitors to campus on...
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UCD Library Leaving Cert Study Scheme

UCD Library again offered the opportunity to local Leaving Cert students to study and revise for their examinations in the quiet of the James Joyce Library. The fee was 30 euro...
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Join UCD Library to celebrate International Archives Day, June 9 2016

UCD Archives, UCD Digital Library, UCD Special Collections and the National Folklore Collection UCD (the four cultural heritage units which now form part of UCD Library) are planning a Twitter...
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Maynooth University Library shortlisted for SCONUL Library Design Awards 2016

Maynooth University Library is delighted to be one of four libraries (over 2,000 sqm) shortlisted for the prestigious SCONUL Library Design Awards 2016.  The winner will be announced at the...
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ANLTC Training Day on Developing a Marketing and Promotion Focus in Irish Academic Libraries

A training day took place April 19th which included a half day workshop on marketing led by Ned Potter from University of York Library, followed by a range of short...
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New ISSDA datasets now available

The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is delighted to announce that several new datasets are now available to researchers. ISSDA has just acquired the Healthy Ireland dataset, which provides...
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Limerick and the 1916 Rising

The Glucksman Library has an exhibition in the Hunt Museum in Limerick at present. Drawn from the archives of the Daly family of Limerick, the Limerick and the 1916 Rising...
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UCD Library focus on 1916

Like many other libraries, we have placed some emphasis on 1916 in our programming this year.  We have 4 exhibits of varying sizes around different aspects of the events of...
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UCD Library successfully hosts the Lilac Conference

On March 21-23 UCD welcomed over 300 delegates from Ireland and many other countries to the well-established and high profile LILAC Information Literacy conference. It was a very significant commitment...
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Maynooth University Library is hosting Ireland’s first UXLIBS-IN-A-DAY workshop

ON 29th January 2016 MU Library will host Ireland’s first UXLIBS-IN-A-DAY workshop. UXLibs-in-a-day’ is a highly practical and interactive workshop which explores User Experience (UX) research methods and applications which...
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CONUL Annual Conference Call for Submissions

The overall aim of the conference is to foster deeper collaboration between the CONUL Libraries and other institutions nationally and internationally. The conference will showcase existing collaborations and explore opportunities...
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CONUL condemns Elsevier’s policy change as regressive

On 30 April 2015, Elsevier announced new sharing and hosting policies http://www.elsevier.com/connect/elsevier-updates-its-policies-perspectives-and-services-on-article-sharing for articles published under the Elsevier imprint. CONUL, the Irish Consortium of National and University Libraries, views the...
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NUI Maynooth launch book and audio archive based on Ken Saro Wiwa archive

On 7 November, Dr Owens Wiwa will launch the book Silence Would Be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa in the Library at NUI Maynooth at 12.30pm. He will be...
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Trinity College Dublin’s Old Library is the backdrop for a new animated film

The old library in Trinity College is the setting for a new animated short inspired by Terry Pratchett.   [gdlr_video url=”YOUR_YOUTUBE/VIMEO_URL” ]
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NUI Maynooth Morpeth roll project featured on RTE’S Nationwide

Nationwide’s programme on Friday 9 November featured the Morpeth Roll currently being worked on by our conservator, Paul Hoary. The filming in the Russell Library starts at 13.15 mins and...
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