Thursday, 23 January 2014

New ScienceDirect Release - Favorites and Quick Links need to be bookmarked or saved!

New ScienceDirect release which affects you.

On Saturday 1 February, a new release of ScienceDirect will be launched with some changes that will affect you if you are currently registered as a user of ScienceDirect and have, within the last year, made use of the Favorites and Quick Links functions on the homepage.
The new release of ScienceDirect will remove these features from the homepage. We encourage you to bookmark or otherwise save any favorite and quick links that you have created. Your links will no longer be available from the homepage after the release.

What you need to do
Sign in to ScienceDirect prior to Saturday 1 February and bookmark or otherwise save any of the links that you want to keep.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Competition! Name the new CUA Institutional Repository and win a Kindle!

 The Connacht Ulster Alliance (GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT) will launch their new Institutional Repository in February and is looking for a catchy name. An institutional repository is a digital collection of work by staff and students of an institute. This usually includes journal articles, conference reports, theses and dissertations. The new name could be an acronym, like NUIG’s Access to Research At NUI Galway (ARAN) or Trinity’s Access to Research Archive (TARA). The competition is open to the students and staff of all the CUA institutes. The closing date is Wednesday 19th February 2014 - send your entries to Good luck!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Archaeology Ireland

The winter issue of Archaeology Ireland features an article by Dr Marion Dowd (School of Science) on the contribution of non-archaeologists to the field of archaeology, in particular that of Jack Coleman.
Coleman, from Co. Cork, was an avid caver for nearly forty years and his field notes and research are of great importance for Irish Speleology and archaeology.
The article is available from Archaeology Ireland, Winter 2013, vol.27 no.4 on display in  the Science journals shelving area of the Information Zone.