The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of the library's collections through the Library Catalogue, or get more information on each type of information resource and how it might be useful to your studies below.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Learn more about the Library as a physical place, find top tips and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), find out about the study spaces and services available in the Main, Medical and Nursing & Midwifery Libraries, and if you are not a student or staff member of NUI Galway, you can find out here how to access the Library.
We're here to help
Library staff provide support, help, and training to enable you to get to grips with the literature of your subject and the Library's resources. We have staff with expertise on information resources in your subject area.
- Digital Scholarship
The Library welcomes opportunities to advance our Digital Scholarship. Our areas of contribution include content, technology, infrastructure, partnership and the practice-based expertise in our team.
What is Open Scholarship?
Open Scholarship is the practice of research, education and knowledge exchange in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research publications, data, lab notes and other scholarly processes and works are properly and ethically managed and evaluated and, unless restricted for justifiable reasons, are freely available to all levels of society under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the work and its underlying data and methods.
The EU Commission and many universities in mainland Europe use the term Open Science. In the UK, e.g. in Cambridge, Open Research is gaining traction. Because of its broad scope and inclusive concept Open Scholarship is the preferred term of institutions such as Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway. However, these differences in terminology should not distract from the fact that all three concept are very related and can in many ways be used synonymously.
The Eight Pillars of Open Scholarship
The EU Commission has developed the useful concept of the “Eight Pillars of Open Science”. We have adapted that model for the NUI Galway and are working with the following Eight Pillars to define the scope of Open Scholarship:
Open Scholarship Librarian
T 091 493895 Email: hardy.schwammnuigalway.ie