Thursday, July 3, 2014

Two Libraries feature in the Top 10 Free Tourist Attractions in Ireland!!!

Ireland's Top 10 Tourist Attractions were revealed today by Fáilte Ireland. 

The Guinness Storehouse topped the list, but you may be surprised at some of the others... what are your thoughts?

Read here:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MultiSearch the library search engine has been upgraded

Summon™ the web-scale discovery service that powers our “MultiSearch" library search engine has a new updated version.

The new version, Summon™ 2.0, provides a new modern interface with enhanced features. It is so much more than a single search box…. it serves as a front door to our collections.

It's designed with mobile in mind! Summon™ 2.0 is responsive to different devices, creating a seamless experience whether you are using your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Summary of changes:
  • Streamlined, modern interface 
  • Summon Topic Explorer - 50,000 topics to guide users in the right direction 
  • Scholar Profiles – 3.1 million profiles for key authors and researchers; promotes exploration and collaboration 
  • Automated Query Expansion – Includes additional keywords and spelling variations. For example: a search for "heart attack" would include results for "myocardial infarction" 
  • Search Suggestions – encourage exploration of related concepts 
  • Content spotlighting – visually distinguishes images, newspapers articles and reference content with dynamic display 
  • Best Bets recommendations – instructs and guide users to the right resources and information 
  • Database recommender – recommendations to lead users to subject specific databases 

The url is the same so go the library website ( and try it today or go to:

The familiar "MultiSearch" features will still be there - search refinement, abstract preview, saved items folder and links to full text.

Happy searching!