Tuesday, January 21, 2014

GMIT Library and the Marine Institute Library reciprocal borrowing

GMIT Library and the Marine Institute Library have agreed a reciprocal borrowing arrangement. 

The scheme will allow staff and students of both institutions to borrow from each others’ collections. Patrons can borrow two items and keep them for one week with the possibility of two renewals.

GMIT patrons wishing to access the Marine Institute library  should apply to GMIT library one day in advance to check opening times and confirm the visit.

The Marine Institute Library holds an extensive collection of scientific literature relating to marine and freshwater resources, including an archive of scientific reports, books and publications dating from the 1840s. This reciprocal arrangement is a further step in the process of co-operation and collaboration with other libraries in the region and is in line with institute policy. We already have reciprocal borrowing arrangements with NUIG, now in its second year, and with the libraries of the Connacht Ulster Alliance and Athlone Institute of Technology.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Do you use the Screens in Study Rooms?

If the answer is yes....
....please only USE THE SOCKETS ON THE WALL below the screen to attach cables.
All sockets are marked for ease of use, if unsure please ask a member of staff.

DO NOT disconnect cables at the back of the screens.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Competition time!

Name the new CUA Institutional Repository and win a Kindle.

The CUA Institutional Repository is now up and running. The pilot phase will be finalised in January and all test items will be removed. Resources will be added to it during the month of January with a formal launch scheduled for February. Each institute of technology in the alliance (GMIT, Sligo and Letterkenny) will be adding its own material.

The Connacht Ulster Alliance Institutional Repository needs a name. The one it has at the moment  doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, it’s way too long! The new name could, for example, be an acronym, like NUIG’s institutional repository, Access to Research At NUI Galway (ARAN) or Trinity’s Access to Research Archive (TARA). It might also be a word in Irish, signifying the idea or aspiration of the repository. STÓR, meaning hoard or treasure, is the Institutional Repository of Dundalk Institute of Technology. It’s up to you, as this competition is open to the students and staff of all CUA institutions.

So get the creative juices flowing and come up with a name for the Connacht Ulster Alliance Institutional Repository and win yourself a Kindle!

You can email your entries to bernie.lally@gmit.ie by Wednesday 19th February.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Civilisation library set to open

One of Ireland's most unusual libraries is set to open this week - with the world being asked to decide what should be in its collection. Read on at Civilisation library set to open

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Upcoming EndNote Training Sessions

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2014 Drop-in sessions

Tuesday 14th January         2:00 - 3:00pm
Wednesday 22nd January  10:00 - 11:00am
Thursday 30th January       4:00 - 5:00pm
Friday 7th February           11:00 - 12:00pm

Venue: Ground Floor Library IT Room

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