A new exhibition has been unveiled in Magee to mark the 150th anniversary of a visit by the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.
Known widely throughout her lifetime as a proponent of nursing care reform and an outspoken promoter of the value of women to the healthcare community, Florence was also an accomplished statistician. Her innovative use of graphical data to show the scale of hospital-borne infection in the Crimean war was the principal influence on government reform of primary health care, in particular the design and administration of hospitals.
Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army reproduced under licence by Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/12795089054/in/photostream/
Florence Nightingale’s signature in Magee College Visitor’s Book is testament to Magee’s position at the heart of 19th Century society. The book is on special loan from PRONI and can be viewed in the Main Entrance Reception area (Block MD) until Thursday 1st June.
This exhibition is curated by the Library.
Access to the recently published 4 volume set of the online version of The International Handbooks of Museum Studies is now available via the Library catalogue.
The handbooks are searchable with the articles being available in html or pdf format.
Last year, the Library staged an exhibition of material relating to Shakespeare and his times which proved to be very popular and was used as part of module coursework. The exhibtion is back on display until the end of April in Coleraine campus library, reading room 1.
Building Work being undertaken at Magee has necessitated that the Irish Collection in Magee Library be relocated to safeguard the books and journals.
The relocation process and preparation of a new room will mean that the Irish Collection will be unavailable for consultation from Monday 6th March until Monday 3rd April.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
The John Springhall Collection is now available for consultation in the Coleraine campus Library. The Collection consists of comics (loose and bound volumes), some lecture notes, newspaper cuttings, and publicatons on youth work, Scouts, Boys’ Brigade and Woodcraft Folk. Some items from the collection will be on display in Coleraine Reading Room 1 from January 19th until early Feburary.
For more informaiton consult the Special Collections Guide.
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 describes the courtroom dramas that gripped American society, the British Empire, and the world. This fully-searchable digital collection includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions. The collection also supports studies in government, psychology, critical theory, theater and performance, gender studies, race studies, and journalism. Avaialbe from the Portal Library and ICT Tab, Databases A-Z list until 3rd Feburary.
Archive created by Michael John Goodman of illustrations from Shakespeare’s works. Worth visitng at https://shakespeareillustration.org/
This exhibition has been created to coincide with Coleraine Literature Festival being held at the Riverside Theatre, 4th – 6th October 2016 and will be on display throughout October.
It consists of some of the works of those delivering sessions at the festival and includes books from the campus libraries as well as material from the John Hewitt collection.
Included is a selection of typewritten poems by Damian Smyth that was sent to John Hewitt in 1980 and now is part of the John Hewitt collection.
Also on display are some of John Hewitt’s notebooks which contain a selection of his handwritten poems on travel.
The Library is hosting a trial of the Churchill Archive until 22nd August.
This can be accessed while on campus at http://www.churchillarchive.com/