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Fri, 11 Jun 2021 06:15:25 PDT

 Beauty in NatureAs befits the time of year, this blog focuses on some of the wonderfully illustrated botanical works held in Special Collections. The library has been collecting such works since it opened in 1849. In the 19th century, painstaking and accurate representation of plant characteristics was critical as there was no other media to convey the plant’s appearance. This is so unlike today

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Tue, 08 Jun 2021 06:34:33 PDT

Open Scholarship Skills and Competencies

It is timely, that as part of developing our advocacy and engagement programmes, we look at embedding Open Scholarship skills training in a more structured approach. Already, events such as Open Scholarship Week have developed a more layered and thematic approach. Early indicators suggest the possibility of a credited module on Open Scholarship for researchers or adding Open Scholarship

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Fri, 21 May 2021 08:12:55 PDT

Open Educational Resources: 10 Projects

The NUI Galway OER project is delighted to announce the funding of 10 impactful and innovative OER projects in NUI Galway. This project will create OER that will be used in teaching and research in NUI Galway and further afield. Textbooks are expensive. That is hardly a controversial statement. The rising cost of textbooks in higher education has been noted as a concern and can have a serious

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