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Celebrating the Galway International Arts Festival - From the Archives

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:01:00 +0000
The Galway International Arts Festival is celebrating 40 years this year. Over those many years the Festival has grownt o become not just the highlight of Galway's cultural and artistic calendar every but also that of Ireland, now recognised as one of the major annual arts festivals in Europe. The archive of the Galway International Arts Festival resides within the archive collections of the

Academic Video Online - trial now available

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:12:00 +0000
A trial of Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) is now available until Friday 28 July 2017. Academic Video Online delivers 55,000+ streaming video titles spanning a wide range of subject areas including film, drama, literary studies, business, counselling, history, music, and more. Curated for the educational experience, the large depth of content and breadth of content types (such as

Archives Unbound - access extended

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:37:00 +0000
Access to Archives Unbound has now been extended until 30 November 2017. At that stage the usage will be reviewed and perpetual access to the most accessed collections will be selectively purchased.  Archives Unbound consists of a collection of 237 unique digitised primary sources covering a broad range of historical areas including: Colonial and Postcolonial Studies European History

Routledge History of Feminism - new resource

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:52:00 +0000
  Routledge History of Feminism is a new online resource that covers the fascinating subject of feminism over the long nineteenth century (1776–1928).    It contains an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles, as well as new thematic essays, and subject introductions on its structural themes:  Millicent

The Reading List Service - helping students access course materials

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:02:00 +0000
The Reading List Service is our core facility for ensuring students can access their course materials. It integrates:  library resources & library ordering  reading lists Blackboard The service saves academics time by:  ordering books/ebooks on your behalf  checking links to journal articles providing chapter and article scanning offering reports of student engagement view a Reading List 

Sociologists in Muintir na Tíre

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:30:00 +0000
Muintir na Tíre pioneered and were involved in promoting many new concepts and technologies in its 80 year history. They were involved in rural electrification, group water schemes, community alert and community development. They had prominent Irish sociologists involved in the organisation in the 1940s to the 1990s. Among these were Jeremiah Newman, Bishop of Limerick, Dr Thomas Morris,

Electronic Enlightenment - new database

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:18:00 +0000
Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. The content includes: •8,560 correspondents •53 nationalities from Europe, Asia & the Americas •777 occupations •70,057 letters and documents •Information on 64,741 manuscript

Muintir na Tíre's Community Development Officer - A Common Thread

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:52:00 +0000
As mentioned in an earlier post I spoke about getting to be the first to explore an archive. Another perk is getting to see common threads, trends in the work an organisation/person, the issues that come up over and over again and how the organisation/person worked. In Muintir na Tíre one of the common threads throughout its 80 years in existence is the use of Community Development Officers/


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