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The United States Open Access Mandate

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:20:00 +0000
The United States Open Access Mandate – what does it mean for us?Open Scholarship Librarian Hardy Schwamm comments on the recent US announcement of changes of Open Access policies of government-funded research. Announcement of new US policy on Twitter  What happened? On 25 August 2022, the US White House announced an updated policy guidance on Open Access that will substantially expand public

Publishing an Open Access Monograph

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 08:34:00 +0000
 In our Open Voices series we are talking to Dr Éamon Ó Cofaigh, who recently published the monograph “A Vehicle for Change. Popular Representations of the Automobile in 20th-Century France”. It is available from Liverpool University Press as an Open Access Monograph free to download (or as a printed copy for £34.99). We talked to Éamon about his book and about his experience of publishing a

Lexis+ UK platform

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 19:46:00 +0000
The Library will be switching to the newer Lexis+ UK platform on Monday night (August 29th). Lexis+ UK brings a single integrated search to Legal Research and Practical Guidance, surfacing the legal insights and intelligence that will drive success. This intuitive platform enables you to quickly and easily answer legal questions, develop winning strategies, and accomplish tasks. Lexis+ UK Brings

Academic Staff - Let our Reading List Service support you for the new academic year

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 10:56:00 +0000
The Library's Reading List Service is a one-stop teaching support service for academic staff.We are providing in-person training sessions to assist lecturers in publishing reading lists on the Reading List Service for the new academic year. When you use our service we will: prioritise your reading lists  order required books/e-booksrequest chapter and article digitisation provide direct linking

Digital Scholarship – an Irish and Galway context

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 14:56:00 +0000
Digital Scholarship is an umbrella term for modern scholarship using digital methods, tools, or approaches. It is used to define a set of functions and services that enable newer forms of scholarship in universities, cultural institutions, and other research institutions. This is often within the digital arena and can encompass: library focused research enablement, open publishing, digital

Zetoc Service ends 31st July

Wed, 20 Jul 2022 12:09:00 +0000
Jisc has announced that the Zetoc Service is being discontinued from July 31st 2022. Zetoc was one of the largest academic research databases available, with almost 65 million journal articles indexed. In addition it has provided a popular current awareness/table of contents service.In recent years, the number of users has declined as the growth of alternative services and fulltext options has

Classical Scores Library Volume 5: new resource

Wed, 20 Jul 2022 11:31:00 +0000
Access to Music Online: Classical Scores Library Volume 5 is now available via the library catalogue. This resource provides digital access to some of the most-studied works in classical repertoire and exposure to lesser-known composers. This collection builds on Classical Scores Library, Volume IV's collection with an emphasis on contemporary composers and works from the 20th and 21st centuries

NUI Galway IP Policy and OER: Comparing NUI Galway and Peer Institutions in Ireland

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:20:00 +0000
 NUI Galway IP Policy and OER: Comparing NUI Galway and Peer Institutions in Ireland by Kris MeenI blogged recently about Open Educational Resource policies and whether NUI Galway ought to think about reviewing its own policies with an eye towards making them more OER-enabling. More recently, it occurred to me that it might be useful to have a look at some peer institutions in Ireland. and their