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Open Library of Humanities (OLH) - An Open Access Initiative

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000
The James Hardiman Library is a member of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). The OLH's mission is to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future. It is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). The OLH's publishing platform supports academic

Culture Night 2017

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:32:00 +0000
This year’s culture night takes place on the 22 September. Culture night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. The James Hardiman Library is holding an evening of talks and an exhibition to celebrate culture. The focus of the talks is on community development with the focus on materials from the Muintir na Tíre collection as well as

Bible returns to Galway - after 154 years!

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:08:00 +0000
The library hosted a pleasant hand-over event on 8 September, when members of the extended Colohan family, living in Australia and the UK, visited Special Collections. They were here to present us with a bible that had first left Galway 154 years ago, when it was presented to John Colohan by his father, Professor Nicholas Colohan. John had graduated in Medicine from what was then Queen's College,

Muintir na Tíre's financial and governance records

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +0000
In my last blog I wrote about the various stages of work that an archivist does in preparing a collection to make it accessible in the reading room. Having completed the arrangement (almost) I have now started describing the collection. These descriptions will provide researchers with sign posts to what is contained in a file or bound volume. The material I have been cataloguing in the

Who is Katie Roche? - From the Archives

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:02:00 +0000
Programme from opening night, 'Katie Roche', 1936, Abbey Theatre Digital Archive The story of the eponymous young woman of the play, Katie Roche, is often unbeknown to Irish theatre audiences. Lesser known still is the story of the play’s author, Teresa Deevy. One could be forgiven for confusing the stories of both women, Roche and Deevy – their stories interchangeable where either’s

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online - new resource

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:02:00 +0000
The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online is now available. This online resource includes: c.80 old-spelling texts 550 contextual documents 88 essays several hundred high-quality images 100 music scores details of more than 1,300 stage performances cross-linked bibliography of over 7,000 items   The print edition was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom - online archive now available

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:09:00 +0000
Fulltext access to every issue of Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom from Volume 1, Issue 1, 1887 onwards is now available. Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK (JMBA) is an international journal, publishing original research and reviews on all aspects of marine biology, to support the aims of the MBA. The areas covered by JMBA include: Marine

Oxford Bibliographies in International Law - now available

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:20:00 +0000
The Library has acquired permanent access to Oxford Bibliographies International Law, one in the series of the highly regarded Oxford Bibliography research tools. "Oxford Bibliographies in International Law is designed to provide authoritative guidance and help researchers filter through the proliferation of information sources to material that is reliable and directly


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