1916 and Me, 2016 and Us.

The even1916 and mets that occurred during 1916 can have many different meanings for people. By asking, ‘what does 1916 mean to you?’, this exciting new collection explores the political, social, and cultural legacies of the year 1916 for people and communities across the island of Ireland, north and south.

‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ consists of 43 interviews, recorded in Dublin and Belfast throughout 2016, with individuals (academics, community leaders, politicians, artists, writers and members of the public) giving their views on the significance of the events of 100 years ago and also on the meaning of commemoration. Those interviewed include Heather Humphreys (Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs), Colin McCusker (Councillor, Ulster Unionist Party), David Norris (Independent Senator), John Concannon (Director, Ireland 2016), David Ford (MLA Alliance Party, and former Northern Ireland Minister of Justice), Catriona Crowe (National Archives of Ireland), and Professor Mary Daly (UCD historian, and President, Royal Irish Academy).

‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ is a collaboration between University College Dublin School of History, Queen’s University Belfast School of History and Anthropology, UCD Digital Library and HistoryHub.ie, UCD’s public history website. The project was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Reconciliation Fund and produced by Real Smart Media for History Hub.

View the collection at http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:46732.

The UCD Digital Library is an institutionally supported, preservation-oriented digital repository that holds a heterogeneous collection of resources from UCD’s cultural heritage repositories and an increasing number of data assets captured or produced by UCD research activities. It is accessible at http://digital.ucd.ie.

 

John Springhall Collection

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: database trial

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.  This Database is available until 3rd Feburary throughmaking-of-modern-law the portal, Llibrary and ICT tab, A-Z list.

Literary Exhibiton in Coleraine campus library

This exhibition has been created to coincide with Coleraine Literature Festival being held at the Riverside Theatre, 4th – 6th October 2016.

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 theme of the festival).

The exhibition will be available until the 31st October.

Library Of Trinity College Dublin & Google Collaborate For Dublin 1916-2016 Exhibition

Rare and previously unpublished material held in the Library of Trinity College Dublin is now accessible to a global audience, thanks to an online collaboration between Trinity and Google. Dublin Rising 1916-2016, an interactive Google Street View tour narrated by actor Colin Farrell, lets visitors virtually explore the city streets, events and people who shaped history 100 years ago.  Visit the TCD library website for links to TCD exhibitions, photos and archives,

Academic Video Online Premium

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Alexander Street Press has offered the Library an extended trial to Academic Video Online Premium, a multi-disciplinary collection of videos. For the Arts, subject areas include news and current events, documentary, history, music, dance, drama & theatre.

Trial ends 30th April 2016. Please forward feedback to myself or any member of the Arts subject team.

As with all trials, access is on-campus only.

Researchers and new tools in scholarly communication

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: How researchers are getting to grip with the myriad of new tools.

There has been a surge of new scholarly communication tools in recent years. But how are researchers incorporating these tools into their research workflows? Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer are conducting a global survey to investigate the choices researchers are making and why. Insights from these surveys will be valuable for libraries, research support, funders, but also for researchers themselves. more….