Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
The resource aims to make the pieces widely available while preserving the valuable source materials held in the National Library of Ireland's collections. The project has drawn on expertise from librarianship to historical music research and performance, partnered with cutting-edge digital technology.
At present over fifty pieces of historical piano music using Irish airs can be downloaded from the site, the majority of which were composed by Irish or visiting composers of the time, along with complementary audio and video files.
The National Archive of Irish Composers consortium comprises the National Library of Ireland, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, DIT Digital Media Centre and Heritage Music Productions Ltd.
Mon, Dec 20: 9am-5pm
Tue, Dec 21: 9am-5pm
Wed, Dec22: 9am-1pm
We are closed from Thursday, Dec 23 until Monday, Jan 3 inclusive.
The Library re-opens on Tuesday, Jan 4th for full term-time hours. We also have extended hours on Friday and Saturday of that study week (Jan 7 & 8) when will open until 10pm and 5pm respectively.
See our full opening hours on our website.
We wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our users, see you in 2011!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Please note that we are unable to renew short loan items, so any students not intending to return to campus during study week (Jan 4-8) should ensure they return 24hr loans before the due date.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Basic issuing of books will still be possible in these hours but some services such as renewals and reservations will not be available from the Issue Desk. The Catalogue will also be unavailable for those on-campus, so make sure to get in early and do your searching before the work starts! We are open for our usual Saturday hours of 10am-1pm.
Apologies for any inconvenience to our users at this busy time.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The index contains bibliographic details of over 150,000 articles from education-related journals as well as conference papers, research reports and electronic texts.
While it does not contain full text versions of articles, the index acts as a useful filter for those researching specialised areas within education and looking for articles and publications relevant to their study. Article or journal references returned by the index may of course be available via one of our online journal databases or, failing that, by inter-library loan.
To access the resource you will require our trial login which can be obtained simply by contacting the Information Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once you've entered your login details just enter BREI in the database field and click 'select' and you're on your way!
We'd be glad to hear any comments you have regarding the resource.
Monday, December 6, 2010
If there are papers missing for your subjects in particular years it may be because the department concerned regard certain papers as not relevant or suitable for reference.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Access to this particular resource is limited to a certain number of simultaneous users, so if you receive this message it is because this limit has been reached at that time.
Anyone who encounters this problem should simply exit the site try accessing again at a later time.
For those using the resource, we ask that once you've finished your session on Naxos you either
- close the browser window
- click on the red Log-Out button at the top of the screen
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Click here for a list of Liam's titles currently in stock in the Library.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
If you have any access problems with any of our online resources please let us know either in person or by email or phone (01-8842170).
Thursday, November 11, 2010
- renew books from on or off campus
- reserve books that are out on loan
- save searches and individual references
- see your loan history
So if you don't know your PIN, just present your College ID card at the Issue or Information Desk and we'll show you the ropes...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
If you have problems accessing e-books or any of our online resources please let us know either in person at the Information Desk or via email or phone (8842170).
UPDATE 11/11/2010: We are continuing to experience access problems. This is currently being investigated and access will be restored as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Any users with questions about how to view or use them can contact our Information Desk either in person or by phone (8842170) or email. Any staff who wish to link to relevant e-books from within their Moodle page can contact Liam O'Dwyer for assistance.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We have widened the service in order to facilitate and assist 3rd-year students in their dissertation and research projects. The ILL service is a system whereby on your behalf we can borrow an item from another library on a temporary basis.
The terms of the service for 3rd-year students are as normal:
- 3 ILLs free of charge
- thereafter apply charges of €12 (book) or €10 (journal article)
- items held in SPD Library cannot be requested
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Come along next week, give a book a friendly home and help a really worthy cause at the same time. It's a win-win!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
RIAN allows federated searching of the Institutional Repositories of the 7 Irish Universities as well as that of Dublin Institute of Technology, making Irish research material freely accessible both here and internationally, thus increasing the research profiles of individual researchers and their institutions.
The site has been live since July of this year and is already showing extremely high usage rates. It provides enhanced searching and filtering on the contents of the repositories, which are also made available via other search engines such as Google Scholar.
RIAN is the end product of a 3-year project which included the completion of the individual University repositories within its remit. The project was equally funded by the Universities and the Government’s Strategic Innovation Fund which is administered by the Higher Education Authority. It was initiated and managed by the Irish Universities Association Librarians' Group. As RIAN develops it is intended to extend to other Irish research institutions.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We've let 6 of our most precious children (again, our books) go on holiday to live in the IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) for their wonderful new exhibition The Moderns. The books we have donated are rare first editions from our Dolmen Press Collection:
An Béal Bocht by Myles na gCopaleen;
Rough Field by John Montague;
Zone, Guillaume Apollinaire translated by Samuel Beckett;
Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge;
The Táin by Thomas Kinsella;
Another September by Thomas Kinsella.
Dolmen Press produced some of the most beautiful and most sought-after books in the world. The first edition of Kinsella's Táin features beautiful lithographic brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy which the artist called "shadows thrown by the text", while Riders to the Sea contains colour linocuts by Tate Adams.
The Irish Times have an article on the exhibition here while IMMA themselves describe it as
"the biggest and most ambitious exhibition to be staged by IMMA...a brilliantly diverse collection of visual arts, books, design, architecture, film and music, it traces the development of Modernism in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s"The Moderns opens today, October 20th and runs through to the end of Spring 2011. Our contribution is displayed in Room 17B so go along and show our celebrity books a friendly face!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
"He should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one…"The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobsen, winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize, is now available for loan in the main lending section of the Library.
Notable as the first comic novel to win the prize, it was described by Andrew Motion, Chair of the judges as "very funny, of course, but also very clever, very sad and very subtle. It is all that it seems to be and much more than it seems to be. A completely worthy winner of this great prize."
The other shortlisted titles for this year's prize are also available from the Library, including Room by Irish author Emma Donoghue. Check them out!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The collection is entitled Symmetry and Art and contains materials by and about people such as M.C. Escher, Hans Freudenthal and Hermann Weyl.
Many of the books have been donated to the Library by members of the Mathematics Department for the duration of the exhibition so please come up and have a look at them while you have the chance.
At different times during the day we are also displaying a related slideshow of symmetry-related art on our information screen.
Our thanks to Maurice O'Reilly, Head of Mathematics for his help and donations for the exhibition.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Great for those starting out in Pat's - we will also be providing them at our Library Inductions. Also for those who've been here a while but need a refresher, it's got (almost) everything you wanted to know about us but were afraid to ask...
The coverage is from 1930 to1960, with the remaining 35 years due to be added by the end of the year.
The Irish Newspaper Archive can be accessed via the Databases A-Z on our website and like all our online resources is available off-campus also.
We are able to provide access to this resource thanks to the IReL initiative. If you have any questions or problems regarding usage of this online resource please contact our Information Desk - email@example.com/8842175.
We also provide access to Refworks, the web-based reference management tool which can help you manage your references and create the bibliographies you need for your assignments in a variety of styles. If you have any questions or problems regarding the use of Refworks please contact the Information Desk firstname.lastname@example.org/01-8842170.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Please ask a member of Library Staff for help if you need it - it's what we're here for!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
To access the resource just click on the link above and enter your 8-digit College ID number for verification.
You can search the entire encyclopaedia or, alternatively, use the three sub-sites offered which filter material suitable for either primary school, secondary school or 'A-level' students. It also contains a Teacher's Resources section and Britannica Learning Zone for early learners.
Our thanks to Encyclopædia Britannica and also to NCTE for providing us with access to this excellent resource.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Some of the titles already expanded to the level of a complete archive are:
- Children's Literature (1972-)
- Children's Literature Association Quarterly(1976-)
- The Emily Dickinson Journal (1992-)
- The Henry James Review (1979-)
- Journal of Early Christian Studies (1993-)
- Journal of Women's History (1989-)
- Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology (1994-)
- a/b: Autobiography Studies
- Civil War History
- Eighteenth Century Fiction
- Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
- Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
- Journal of Narrative Theory
- Nabokov Studies
- Nineteenth Century French Studies
- Philip Roth Studies
- Philosophy and Literature
- Philosophy of Music Education Review
- Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture
Project Muse is available to us through the IReL initiative.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This is an important development for promotion of Irish research and the knowledge economy.
The development of RIAN was managed by the Irish Universities Association Librarians' Group and is supported by the Association. This three year project was equally funded by the Universities and the Irish Government’s Strategic Innovation Fund which is administered by the Higher Education Authority.
"It is in the national interest to extend access to Irish research output at institutional and sectoral level so as to maximise the long-term strategic impact and thereby help develop a knowledge society."
Professor Ferdinand Von Prondzynski, President, DCU
Friday, June 4, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Search results are listed by database, giving a good idea of which resources warrant further inspection. While Searcher doesn’t have some of the advanced searching features you'll find in individual databases, it can be very useful in the initial stages of research to help formulate your search strategy.
We have access to this tool via DCU's library website. You can link to it from the icon above and you can also find it in the online databases section of our own website.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Fri, May 21: 9am-10pm
Sat, May 22: 10am - 5pm
Fri May 28: 9am-10pm
Sat, May 29: 10am - 5pm
Java City's campus shop will also be open for extra hours for refreshments when you're getting bleary-eyed or just need a break from the books...
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tá an leagan leictreonach de ar fáil saor in aisce faoi láthair ar www.gaelsceal.ie. Bíonn fáil ar an leagan leictreonach dhá lá i ndiaidh fhoilsiú an leagain chlóite.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
You'll also see an 'ebook available' label on print versions of available titles to alert you. The e-books are viewed through your web browser and offer some handy functions:
- word/phrase searches
- export references to a RefWorks account
- ReadAloud tool for users with impaired vision
- download a title for up to 7 days for offline access
- copy/print within copyright limitations
- staff can link directly to an ebook from Moodle
- when you're off-campus
- outside of Library opening hours
- if all print copies of a book are out on loan
- if you have your full quota of books out
- and there's no fines!
If you would like a run-through of the format please contact email@example.com or ask for Ben or Ronan at the Library Information desk.
Our thanks to the Quality Promotion Committee for their support of this initiative.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This collection is usually stored in the College archive - don't miss the opportunity to view the collection in its current form!
Henry Morris was a writer and Irish scholar, born in 1874 in Co. Monaghan. He was a student of St. Patrick's College from September 1899 until July 1900.
He founded the first branch of the Gaelic League in Co. Monaghan and was a founder member of the Louth Historical and Archaeological Society. He served as a departmental inspector and became deputy chief inspector in the primary branch of the DES. His academic publications include Greann na Gaeilge (1901-7), Seanfhocail Uladh (1907), Donn Bó agus Scéalta Eile (1908), Dhá Céad de Cheoltaibh Uladh (1934), Amhráin na Midhe (1933) and Dánta Diadha Uladh (1936).
This small collection consists of letters written to Henry Morris by notable figures such as Patrick Pearse, Éamonn Ceannt, Charles McNeill, Torna, Eoin Mac Neill, Kuno Meyer, P.W. Joyce , Francis Joseph Bigger, E.J. Gwynn, Timothy Michael Healy, RAS Macalister, Úna Ní Ógáin, Eoin O'Duffy, Denis Carolan Rushe and others. Much of the correspondence relates to Conradh na Gaeilge, with which Morris was heavily involved.
Some other gems collected by Morris himself include:
- a legal document written by Daniel O'Connell
- a Repeal Association of Ireland Membership card
- a signed receipt by Henry Grattan
- letters written by Isaac Butt, Michael Davitt, William Gladstone, Cardinal Manning and Thomas Moore.
The letters were gathered in a scrapbook by Henry Morris and while a basic catalogue list of content exists the joy will be to browse the collection. Don't miss this rare opportunity!
Monday, April 19, 2010
The children will design and produce their own books as well as take part in other library related activities. Please feel free to join in - all are very welcome. The madness begins at 10.30am.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
We wish all our users a very happy Easter!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Mon, March 29th: 10am-5pm
Tues, March 30th: 10am-5pm
Wed, March 31st: 10am-1pm
Thu, April 1st -
Tuesday April 6th: Closed
Wed, April 7th: 10am-5pm
Thu, April 8th: 10am-5pm
Fri, April 9th: 10am-5pm
Sat, April 10th: Closed
Sun, April 11th: Closed
We return to full term-time hours (9am-10pm) on Monday, April 12th. You can see our full March/April opening hours on our website.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
To view an abstract, simply click on the title of the theses you want and the file will open in pdf format. If you don't have a pdf reader you can download Adobe's reader for free from their website.
The file quality may vary depending on whether the abstract was submitted or available to us in electronic format; many were individually scanned from the hard copies in the Library.
A big thanks to Genevieve Larkin and Orlaith Casey in the Library for all their work on this and also to Maria Thornbury in Administration for her assistance.
In addition to this we have made a submission of theses to Index To Theses for inclusion in the next update of their online catalogue of theses from Universities in Britain and Ireland. We hope that this will help increase visibility and awareness of the high level of research produced in St. Patrick's College.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
There is also a video section where you can view footage from channels or programmes such as Tonight with Vincent Browne, CNN International and New Scientist.
The trial can also be accessed from the Trial Databases page on our website. Have a look and let us know what you think!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
As part of their investigation BBC's LabUK and the Dept of Information Studies in University of London are conducting a huge online survey to find out how different people interact with the web. They have found that eight different web species have evolved over the last 20 years.
Have a look at BBC LabUK's site and find out what kind of web animal you are!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
To mark both Library Ireland Week and the end of Teaching Practice, the Library is screening Mike Leigh's acclaimed comedy Happy-Go-Lucky (2008). The film tells the story of Poppy, a primary school teacher, as she negotiates modern life, love and a deeply psychotic driving instructor.
Screening times are:
Wed, March 10 @ 6pm (D115)Thur, March 18 @ 6pm (D210)
And...there'll be free popcorn!!! (To guarantee your bag, let us know you're coming at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
"Edited by philosophersPhilosophers' Imprint is an open access resource from University of Michigan Library that may be of interest to our students and staff in Human Development, or anyone with a passing interest in philosophy.
Published by librarians"
It is an online collection of original papers in philosophy published on the web with no subscription or licence requirement. Articles are refereed and selected for publication on the basis of their "estimated long-term significance". At present there are about sixty articles on subjects such as The Nature of Noise (Kulvicki, J.), How Actions Govern Intention (Shah, N.) and Nietzsche's Theory of the Will (Leiter, B.).
Items are added at irregular intervals, though for the last few years they have been pretty much monthly and there is a mailing list if you want to be notified when a new article is posted.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Got a secret classic you'd like to share?
Why not free up your shelves and bring some of your old favourites to the Library this week?
In return you'll get a voucher for €1 off the price of a book in our Book Sale, being held next week (alternatively, you can just bring your book(s) along to the sale itself).
The sale will take place outside the Library entrance on Monday-Wednesday (March 1-3) from 10am-4pm each day.
All proceeds of the Book Sale are going to St. Michael's House, which provides vital services to those with intellectual disability and their families. The sale is part of their 2010 Bring a Book, Buy a Book campaign.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The contents of the CECDE Library Collection is specific to Early Childhood Care and Education and contains over 2,000 resources on this area. It may be
of interest to staff and also to students, at both undergraduate and post-graduate level, undertaking research in the area of early childhood provision or practice.
The CECDE was established in 2002 by the Department of Education and Science with the aim of developing and co-ordinating early childhood care and education. It played a vital role in the development and implementation of the national policy approach to learning and development in early childhood. In November 2008 the Centre closed when Government funding for the organisation was withdrawn.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
‘...an epoch-making event in the history of Irish scholarship’The Library is delighted to have obtained both the print and online editions of Dictionary of Irish Biography, a truly seminal work for Irish scholarship.
The 9-volume print edition is currently on display at the entrance to the main library with accompanying articles and posters relating to the work while also acknowledging the significant contribution to the Dictionary from St. Patrick's College staff, past and present.
The Dictionary was recently reviewed by Roy Foster in the TLS and is a joint project of the Royal Irish Academy and Cambridge University Press. After the exhibition the 9 volumes will live in our Reference section at 920.0415/DIC while the online version can be accessed from the Online Resources section of our website.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
The exhibition features, studies and analyses over 500 images from the Library’s rich holdings of books, newspapers, photographs, drawings, proclamations and manuscript material. It looks at those who set the stage for the events of Easter Week 1916, the seven signatories of the proclamation, the others executed in the aftermath of the Rising, the casualties and the survivors.
Click here or on the image above to access the exhibition. (It requires Flash Player 7)
Friday, February 12, 2010
This resource contains digital reproductions of journals dating from the 17th century up to the 1930's and includes articles authored by Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens and George Eliot, to name but a few.
The Collection is divided into Periodicals I (covering mainly literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences) and Periodicals II (covering literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture).
Our trial access is available until March 12th. You can always see what we have on trial on the trial databases section of our website, and we welcome suggestions for new resources from staff or students.
British Pathé began in the 1890s and from 1900 onwards they produced an Irish edition. This searchable digital archive allows you to sift through remarkable footage of seminal moments in history.
You can see footage of things like Queen Victoria visiting Ireland in 1900, O'Connell Street after the 1916 Rising or even Kilkenny losing an all-Ireland final.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A couple of areas of particular relevance to St. Pat's are:
Learning Zone - online activities and games for primary school students
Griffith's Valuation - a digitised version of 19th Century land valuations
Excellent articles on Irish history, myth and culture can be found by browsing through the Reading Room - things like Ghost Stories of Dublin, Cúchalainn's wooing of Emer or the Seven Septs of Laois. There's an article on Irish Authors by Dr. Derek Hand from our English Department.
The site is an initiative of public libraries, museums and archives in Ireland to digitally preserve our cultural resources. It was founded in 2008 and resources are still being added to it as they become available in digital form.
The project is managed by An Comhairle Leabharlanna and supported by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government with funding from the Information Society Fund.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
One we've come across recently is International Children's Digital Library (ICDL), a project of the University of Maryland founded with the Internet Archive.
The ICDL Foundation aims to make "the best in children's literature available online free of charge" and it currently contains 4365 books in 54 languages, all readable not just in full text but with quality scanned images of every page.
The collection can be searched or browsed in various ways - by location, language, year, author or reader age. The books could be used with a projector and there's a teacher training manual with ideas on how to apply the resource in the classroom. There's even an iphone application which allows you to browse and read titles from the ICDL on the move!
Have a look!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
All items displayed are available for loan so why not pick one up and familiarise yourself with one of the true greats of literature and drama.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Holy Terror (Eagleton)
Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children (Whitehead)
Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children (Robson)
Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs (Westwood)
E-book titles are accessed by searching our Catalogue as you would for a print title. Whenever you see an e-book icon and/or "[electronic resource]" after the title, click on the icon or the text link to access the title.
You are required to login to access the online version - students login with their usual username and password; staff should use their novell login.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present are contained in this resource, with supplementary material going back to 1688.
The collection includes pre-Hansard debates, House of Lords and Commons journals as well as reports and papers presented to both Houses. All papers are fully indexed and searchable and high-quality scans of the original printed papers allow users to see accompanying illustrations, statistics and maps.
The trial access is available until February 20.
To see our trial databases at any time check our website. We welcome suggestions from staff or students for any resources that may be relevant.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
For the remainder of the week, we will be open for vacation hours (10am-5pm) and the Library will be closed on Saturday, January 23.
To see our updated January opening hours click here.
Friday, January 8, 2010
". . . a little square book bound in red cloth fell from the breast of her leather jacket—her poem The Oak Tree."
Virginia Woolf, Orlando
We have obtained trial access to Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, Cambridge's database on women's writing in the UK through the centuries.
Orlando is a rich resource for anyone with an interest in literature, women's writing, or cultural history more generally. It provides new biographical and critical accounts of the lives and works of its subjects, together with contextual materials relevant to critical and historical readings.
The trial ends on February 11 so have a nose while we have it!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Friday, Jan 8: 9am - 10pm
Saturday, Jan 9: 10am - 5pm
We wish all in St. Pat's a happy 2010, and of course the best of luck to students doing exams next week!