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Digital Theatre - trial now available

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000
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

Publications Galore - Muintir na Tíre publications

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:07:00 +0000
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

ARAN repository attracts nearly five million hits to date

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:02:00 +0000
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

Muintir na Tíre archive donated to NUI Galway

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:34:00 +0000
Muintir na Tíre has recently donated its archive to NUI Galway.  Muintir na Tíre is one of the most important national associations for the promotion of community development in Ireland. It was founded in 1937 by Canon John Hayes, in Tipperary (a future blog will focus on Canon Hayes). Through its core principles of neighbourliness, self-help and self-reliance, Muintir na Tíre has promoted and

Digital Publishing Brownbag Pitch - Enabling a Treasure Trove of Economic Data

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:10:00 +0000
On Tuesday 17th January 2017, we will continue our series of lunchtime brown-bag events to focus on Duanaire, A Treasury of Digital Data for Irish Economic History.  Duanaire is the work of Dr Aidan Kane and his team. This innovate project has unearthed a wealth of Irish fiscal history data and made it accessible online in a range of formats. At its core are the detailed accounts of

Recent milestone for the ARAN repository

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:50:00 +0000
Dr Michele McCormack Congratulations to Dr Michele McCormack on her recent conferring. Dr McCormack is the author of a PhD thesis which was the 4000th item to be added to ARAN, the Institutional Repository (https://aran.library.nuigalway.ie). ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. It collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly

Digital Publishing Brownbag Pitch – Enabling a Treasury of Economic Data

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:42:00 +0000
On Tuesday 17th January, we will continue our series of lunchtime brown-bag events to focus on Duanaire, A Treasury of Digital Data for Irish Economic History.  Duanaire is the work of Dr Aidan Kane and his team. This innovate project has unearthed a wealth of Irish fiscal history data and made it accessible online in a range of formats. At its core are the detailed accounts of revenues

Open access publishing and the ARAN repository- an overview Thursday 27 October 11 am

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000
See booking link and details below of event next Thursday 27 October. Open access publishing and the ARAN repository- an overview  THU, 27 OCT 11:00 A.M. Venue: Library Training Room, Galway Description This session will give an overview of Open Access Publishing (Green and Gold), University Policy on Open Access to Research Outputs and the benefit of making your


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