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Challenges in providing access to required readings in the Covid-19 era

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 07:25:00 +0000
Covid-19 has brought both challenges and opportunities to the delivery of reading list material.  We are delighted that the number of module leaders making use of the Reading List service has greatly increased and we already have reading lists for over 700 modules for the 2020/21 academic year.  We greatly appreciate all the academic staff who have engaged with the service, you are helping us

Access to, a leading classical music channel, is now available until 17 July

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:42:00 +0000 is a leading classical music channel, providing the largest on demand library of classical’s library features over 1,800 programmes (3,000 original works), including: concerts and archived historical concerts operas ballets documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs master classes Trial access to is available until 17 July via the

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:13:00 +0000
New Special Collections related material available electronically  Irish Manuscript Commission Digital Editions IMC has begun a programme of digitisation of its back list of publications, many of which are now out of print. Digitisation is being carried out on a phased basis. Searchable PDFs of texts will be uploaded on their website as they become available but we have added in 46

An April Wedding in Galway

Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:23:00 +0000
On 30 April, 1901 a wedding took place at the Roman Catholic church in Castlegar, three miles from the centre of Galway City. It would, perhaps, have been unusual for that church to see such a fashionable wedding party, accustomed as it was to the more restrained and plainer outfits of its parishioners, most from humbler or middle-class farming families. The bride on this occasion was

Online Resources now available

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:38:00 +0000
To help with Study & Research during this period of Covid-19 publishers have made freely available a number of online resources and collections. These include a variety of formats, e.g. teaching videos,   eBooks including textbooks, journal articles, theses and dissertations. Note that in some cases we are being offered an enhanced access and not full access. Listed below is a selection of

Academic Video Online - your feedback is welcome

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 08:45:00 +0000
Academic Video Online provides unlimited access to more than 69,000 videos all cross-searchable from a single platform. This database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type:  documentaries interviews performances news programmes and newsreels field recordings commercials demonstrations original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive titles