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Explore your Archive

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:52:00 +0000
James Hardiman Library  invites you to Explore your Archive   Wednesday 22nd November 11:30-13:00  (Bridge Room), Hardiman Research Building Four of NUIG Library Archivists will give a 10-minute talk (see below) and you will have an opportunity to view exhibits and ask questions. Tea/Coffee will be served from 11:30  Please book here Muintir na Tíre Periodical literature

Reading List Service - Preparing for Semester II

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:09:00 +0000
This is a reminder to our academic and teaching staff to use our Reading List Service in preparation for Semester II. The dashboard feature shows how often lists and list materials have been used by students. The Reading List Service integrates: Library resources reading lists Blackboard book/e-book ordering There are 6 simple steps to creating and addingyour reading lists. article &

Muintir na Tíre involved in Community Alert and Community Enterprise Development

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:56:00 +0000
Muintir na Tíre have been involved in many initiatives and projects throughout its history. Some of the projects they have been involved in include rural electrification, building of community halls and centres, EEC Pilot Project for the Training of Trainers and The Tidy Towns competition. Further information on the many projects they have been involved in can be found here. Some of the files

Open Library of Humanities (OLH) - An Open Access Initiative

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000
The James Hardiman Library is a member of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). The OLH's mission is to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future. It is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). The OLH's publishing platform supports academic

Culture Night 2017

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:32:00 +0000
This year’s culture night takes place on the 22 September. Culture night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. The James Hardiman Library is holding an evening of talks and an exhibition to celebrate culture. The focus of the talks is on community development with the focus on materials from the Muintir na Tíre collection as well as

Bible returns to Galway - after 154 years!

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:08:00 +0000
The library hosted a pleasant hand-over event on 8 September, when members of the extended Colohan family, living in Australia and the UK, visited Special Collections. They were here to present us with a bible that had first left Galway 154 years ago, when it was presented to John Colohan by his father, Professor Nicholas Colohan. John had graduated in Medicine from what was then Queen's College,

Muintir na Tíre's financial and governance records

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +0000
In my last blog I wrote about the various stages of work that an archivist does in preparing a collection to make it accessible in the reading room. Having completed the arrangement (almost) I have now started describing the collection. These descriptions will provide researchers with sign posts to what is contained in a file or bound volume. The material I have been cataloguing in the

Who is Katie Roche? - From the Archives

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:02:00 +0000
Programme from opening night, 'Katie Roche', 1936, Abbey Theatre Digital Archive The story of the eponymous young woman of the play, Katie Roche, is often unbeknown to Irish theatre audiences. Lesser known still is the story of the play’s author, Teresa Deevy. One could be forgiven for confusing the stories of both women, Roche and Deevy – their stories interchangeable where either’s


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