The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of the library's collections through the Library Catalogue, or get more information on each type of information resource and how it might be useful to your studies below.
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The Library welcomes opportunities to advance our Digital Scholarship. Our areas of contribution include content, technology, infrastructure, partnership and the practice-based expertise in our team.
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Digital Theatre is now on trial until 15 March. This resource includes over 300 first-class productions and all-star casts. Digital Theatre has grown to become the world's biggest on demand platform specialising in delivering arts content. The trial can be accessed from the database trials page. Please submit the feedback form if this resource is of interest to you. Collection
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One of the greatest perks of being an archivist is being the first to explore an archive for the first time. You get to look at long forgotten papers, photographs and publications that have not been looked at or thought about in a very long time by the creating organisation or individual. When you come upon a discovery that helps you better understand how the organisation worked, sheds more
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ARAN has attracted nearly five million hits (downloads and page views) to date. This data excludes hits generated by bots. A wealth of such data is now available on ARAN since the addition of a content and usage analysis module. Statistical information for the publications that you’ve uploaded to ARAN is now available from the Statistics window on the ARAN homepage. To find out which of your
The Library offers and Identifiers Service to staff, researchers and students at NUI Galway. Both DOIs and ISBNs are provided.
The DOI (Digital Obeject Identifier) service provides for the registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers called DOIs. The use of DOIs ensures that your publications and other research outputs are accurately attributed and easily tracked for bibliometrics. On receipt of a request for a DOI the Library creates or ‘mints’ a DOI using the EZID service at http://ezid.cdlib.org/. DOIs can be created individually on an ad-hoc basis for any digital resource available online or integrated into other campus services provided centrally or by researchers.
An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a product number, used by publishers, booksellers and libraries for ordering, listing and stock control purposes. It enables them to identify a particular publisher and allows the publisher to identify a specific edition of a specific title in a specific format within their output. The ISBN Agency is the national agency for the UK and Republic of Ireland. The ISBN service provides ISBN numbers that can be assigned to the publications of NUI Galway staff. Your book must denote National University of Ireland, Galway as its publisher. If a commercial/academic publisher is publishing your book then that publisher will assign the ISBN. If you are not a member of NUI Galway staff, you should apply to Nielsens, the ISBN Agents for the UK and Ireland for an ISBN. If you are a staff member, researcher or student at NUI Galway and wish to apply for an ISBN, the Library maintains a range of ISBN numbers that can be assigned to the publications of NUI Galway staff, researchers and students. This service is for NUI Galway staff only and your book must denote National University of Ireland, Galway as its publisher.
For more information please consult the section on the Identifiers Service in the Library Guide on Open Access Publishing
To request a DOI or and ISBN please contact:
Digital Publishing and Data Management Librarian
Telephone: 00 353 91 495961