Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Technical problems with dawsonera download

We are experiencing some problems with our dawsonera download function. Our technical team are working hard to rectify the situation, but in order to fix the problem as soon as possible we will need to disable the function until later on this afternoon. The issue with this service has not affected the online reader function, which is working as normal.

We will update you on this matter as early as possible this afternoon.

Thank you for your continued patience. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Construction Industry resources available via our subscription to Info4Education

The following resources are available as part of our subscription to Info4Education's  'The Irish Construction Information Service Plus'. This resource is a comprehensive source of technical information standards and legislation for construction industry professionals.

To access go to: http://0-www.ihsti.com.library.gmit.ie/logon/logon.aspx?reqcode=iplogon

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Upcoming Drop-in Training Sessions

 The following up-coming training sessions will take place in the Dublin Rd. Library:

Using the Online Library 
Monday 29th September 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Citation &; Referencing
Tuesday 30th September 12:00pm –12:45pm

Referencing in Microsoft Word 
Wednesday 1st October 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Copyright & Plagiarism 
Thursday 2nd October 11:30am – 12:15pm

EndNote Online 
Friday 3rd October 11:30pm – 12:15pm

MultiSearch: the Library’s Search Engine
Monday 6th October 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Advanced Database Searching 
Tuesday 7th October 10:00am – 10:45pm

Journals: What They Are & How to Find Them
Wednesday 8th October 03:00pm – 03:45pm

No need to book just drop-in to a session in the Dublin Rd. library IT room
(library ground floor half way down on the left)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New way to photocopy and print.

Printers have been removed from the Dublin Rd. library floors and all print jobs are now sent to either the b/w or colour Pull Print queues. To collect your print job go to the the library copy room, login and print.

This new system also allows for printing from mobile devices. Simply download the Everyone Print app to your device and you can send a job to the print queue, the same as you would do from a pc.

Photocopying will continue to be available in the library copy room using the same Ricoh MFDs that are used for printing.

To simplify things further the charges for printing and photocopying are now the same - 10c for b&w and 20c for colour.

If you need help, just ask!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dublin Rd. Library Open Late from Monday 22nd September

The Dublin Rd. library open hours will be extended from this Monday:

Monday - Wednesday: 9am – 10pm
Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm

Happy Studying!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Videos on GMIT Libraries YouTube Channel

Searching GMIT Libraries
 A brief tutorial on searching our libraries using the MultiSearch search box.

eBooks in GMIT Libraries
A brief tutorial on how to search GMIT Libraries for ebooks and downloading of ebooks using Bluefire.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thanks to everyone who completed our 2014 Student Survey.

Your opinion of the library service matters to us. We listen carefully and do all we can to respond to your suggestions.

Please open the file to see the comments that you posted during the survey and what we've done in response.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ScienceDirect interface updated

The ScienceDirect interface was updated on Saturday, September 6 as part of a longer-term initiative to improve site efficiency and effectiveness for the user.

Key area updates:
- My Alerts page
- Recommended Articles export option with multiple download capabilities
- Book citation export function for easier downloads

Find out more on the ScienceDirect blog

How to evaluate a Wikipedia article

Welcome all returning students and staff

Wishing you all the very best in the academic year ahead.

Remember the library is here to help.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device

There are no longer any networked pcs on the first floor of the Dublin Rd.  library. The first floor of the library is now your designated area to bring your own device (BYOD) and go wireless.

In recent years an increasing number of people using the library have their own laptops, tablets or smart phones. Simultaneously it is becoming increasingly easy to access content using these hand held devices. Consequently the provision of study spaces for people to use their own devices has been increased in the library.

All library pcs are now located on the ground floor. The IT Centre on the lower ground floor has 188 pcs available for student use so we hope there will not be a shortage of computing facilities. With free wi-fi throughout, and extra points added over the summer, the library is a great place to be with your own device for study.  

Students can now print to designated printers from their laptops, mobiles, home PC's, using either an app or by logging into https://print.gmit.ie. Printer locations include the IT Centre, Library (Galway & CCAM) and Students' Union. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome 1st Years

Welcome to all our new first year students.

We're pleased that you have chosen to study in GMIT, we will do all we can to help you with your studies.