On Saturday 2nd December 2017 Cochrane Library will be unavailable to all users between 1pm and 3:30pm.
After a period of slow response times and poor performance, the publishers Wiley have instigated this period of downtime to apply configuration changes and perform maintenance activity on the servers.
During the maintenance period, the Cochrane Library will be available, though some of the functionality will suffer intermittent outage, with users receiving an error message, on browse and search.
Cochrane Review and Protocol publication activity will continue without issue, with no delay to the publication of content.
Wiley apologise for any inconvenience encountered during the maintenance.
For further information or advice on any of Ulster’s resources – including alternatives to Cochrane – contact your Subject Librarian.
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The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp), the Beckett International Foundation (University of Reading) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (University of Texas at Austin), with the kind permission of the Estate of Samuel Beckett.
The purpose of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project is to reunite the manuscripts of Samuel Beckett’s works in a digital way, and to facilitate genetic research: the project brings together digital facsimiles of documents that are now preserved in different holding libraries, and adds transcriptions of Beckett’s manuscripts, tools for bilingual and genetic version comparison, a search engine, and an analysis of the textual genesis of his works. Available on campus as one of the Library’s Databases.
The British Library is hosting an Open Day for doctoral students in the fields of news and media on Monday 11 Dec 2017, 10:00 – 16:30.
The British Library is home to a vast array of news and media content across all formats. Their extensive newspaper and magazine collection covers international, national and local publications from the 17th century to the present day. The British Library sound archive has millions of historic and contemporary recordings of speech, music, wildlife and the environment. Our online Web Archive provides permanent online access to key UK websites of cultural or scholarly importance, while our onsite Legal Deposit Web Archive has every UK website available since 2013, including news sites. The Reading Rooms provide access to tens of thousands of TV and radio programmes broadcast in the UK since May 2010. At this event researchers will learn about the full scope of these collections and how to unlock their potential as primary sources. You will also have an opportunity to meet expert staff and other researchers across a range of disciplines and subject areas.
This event is for first year PhD students who are new to the Library.
Booking details are here: https://www.bl.uk/events/doctoral-students-open-day-news-and-media
The launch of the Institute of Mental Health Sciences, an exciting new multidisciplinary institute that will provide a holistic approach to mental health, will take place on Thursday 16 November 2017 in the Bannview Suite, Ulster University, Coleraine campus.
The new institute will bring together Ulster’s world-leading research and teaching expertise in mental health from a range of disciplines, to deliver innovate, outward facing, multidisciplinary research that will make a step-change to inform mental health prevention and care in Northern Ireland. At the launch you will hear about the institute, several new appointments, and plans for new educational provision in the field of Mental Health Sciences.
Speakers will include: Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, John Conaghan from Inspire NI, Dr James Nesbitt, Chancellor and Professor Paddy Nixon, Vice-Chancellor.
For more information and to register for this event click here
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