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Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:22:00 +0000
Galway Fishmarket Leenane, County Galway To mark the St. Patrick's Day Festival and Seachtáin na Gaeilge we present a photographic slide show on the Hardiman Building foyer screen. These images were originally published in Chicago in 1898. The editor of the collection, entitled Ireland in Pictures, was a Galway native, John F. Finerty. He was born in Galway but emigrated to the United

Academic Writing and Innovation. Seminar on 17 April.

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:59:00 +0000
Academic Writing and Innovation G010, James Hardiman Research Building, National University of Ireland, Galway  17 April 2017 Innovation is seen as a key ingredient for success in academia, but we often taken good academic writing for granted as a crucial skill in this process. We know from the work of Peter Elbow that writing is a creative and imaginative process, irrespective of the

Understanding Altmetrics to determine where your research is gaining attention

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:49:00 +0000
Next Wednesday, 28th February,   Jane Burns, Altmetric Ambassador for Ireland  will give a public lecture on:   Understanding Altmetrics to determine where your research is gaining attention The lecuture will take place in Room G010, Hardiman Research Building Come and hear her speak to gain an understanding of Altmetrics and how they can complement traditional bibliometric

Archives and Special Collections 2017 report and Connaught Journal donation

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:38:00 +0000
Launch of The Archives and Special Collections in 2017 Report and Donation of Rare Issues of the Connaught Journal Date: Tue 27 February, 1730 Venue: Bridge Room (#1001), Floor 1, Hardiman Research Building, followed by a reception in HRB Room 004 From the Michael M. O'Shaughnessy collection 2017 was an exciting year for the archives and special collections at NUI Galway.

The AWC Editing Competition

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:34:00 +0000
#EditMeNUIG AWC: Twitter Competition. Round 3. Describe the competition The AWC posts a long sentence. Whoever shortens it in the most elegant way without losing any important ideas or information wins the prize. What is the purpose of the competition? To draw attention to the editing process and to bust the myth that good writing is just a function of talent and inspiration. There is

The Library Survey

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:34:00 +0000
  Library Survey  In total, 2165 students and staff completed the survey, 59.8% of respondents were Undergrad students, 26.5% were Postgrad students and 13.7% were Staff. Each of the 1220 comments received were analysed and were grouped into categories. Each category was reviewed and where possible an action plan was drawn up to address the issues raised. This infographic outlines some

IEEE Xplore Access *Restored*

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:56:00 +0000
9th Feb: Access to the IEEE platform has been restored. 7th Feb 09:00: Access to IEEE Xplore Journals, Ebooks and Conference Papers is currently down. We're working on fixing this and hope to be back up within the next 24 hours. Apologies for any inconvenience

Books that changed History

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:50:00 +0000
Books that changed history A 2017 publication which will attract the attention of bibliophiles, art historians, literary scholars and many others, Books that changed history published by Dorling Kindersley features essays on 72 works, ranging from Ancient Egyptian books of the dead to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. See a review of this title at Reviews & discussion of "Books that changed

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