Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Catalogue Down - Update

Please note our Catalogue is not functioning properly today due to the wider network issues.  Issues at present include:
  • no availability/shelfmark displaying
  • no access to 'my account' features
Users looking to renew loans or reserve items may do so at the Issue Desk or by contacting us | 01-8842170.

Update 10am, 28th Feb - All features have now been restored.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Swetswise E-journals Access

Please note that the Swetswise journals platform will be unavailable from 11am until 5pm this Sunday (February 24) due to essential maintenance work.  Any links on our Journals A-Z which bring you to this platform will not work during this time.

Often e-journals are available via more than one platform or database.  A really handy of way of checking this is to use DCU Library's SerialsSolutions tool - just enter the journal title and it will return you a complete listing of the different platforms it is available on along with information on how many issues or years are available (this can vary from one database to another).

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Books for School Placement

If you’re about to head out on school placement and are wondering which books to bring with you into the classroom, we can help!

Check out our LibraryThing account @ (username: StPatsJLibrary / password: farmerduck).

Click on a curriculum strand (see tags) or on a theme (see collections). Then check availability of anything you find interesting in the Catalogue.

This is a work in progress so all comments welcome!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Cameras for Loan

Digital cameras are now available in the Library for students and staff to take out on loan. In addition we  have three tripods which may be taken out with cameras or on their own for use with any camera type.

The loan type is for 3 weeks (memory cards, batteries and charger packs are all part of the camera package).

This initiative is the result of funds from the Quality Promotion Fund for St Patrick’s College. The initiative was sparked by the Art Education staff member Andrea Cleary as a first step towards promoting a culture of recording good quality children’s art works.

It was initially intended for the use of students on the B Ed when out on teaching practice. This semester a group of students will be asked to record their art teaching experience through images of the children’s work. The long term aspiration is that the resulting images would become available for all as a visual resource.

This first step could not have come to fruition without the opportunity to apply to the fund, secondly the vision of the Quality Promotion Committee for approving funds and thirdly the Cregan Library for agreeing to house and manage the loan of the equipment.

Thanks to all involved and those that are about to contribute!