It’s almost time for the Student Secondhand Booksale! A wide selection and great value in books on History, Law, Business, Science, English Literature & Drama, Social Science, etc., & incredible bargains in secondhand textbooks. For one day only on Wednesday 17 October, from 10-3 in Goldsmith Hall. Students can’t afford to miss it!
The Library has currently has a trial (until 31/12/2018) to Dialnet Plus.
This is a Spanish database that indexes scholarly journal articles, book chapters, theses and monographs published in Spain. Subject coverage is diverse – from science, technology, law and business to art, history, language and literature.
To search for individual journal articles, search using the ‘Buscar documentos’ box on the home page.
Access to the content differs on a case by case basis. Many of the journals and documents can be accessed directly from Dialnet, whilst other items have links to external websites where the full text is held. There are also some instances where Dialnet only contains the bibliographic record (e.g. title, page numbers, ISBN) and doesn’t have the full text available.
During this trial period, any feedback can be sent to Lorraine Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org
What approach fits best when implementing change in university teaching?
How do we know if we improve the quality of our education by using technology?
Tue 9 October 2018 15:00 – 16:30 North Training Room, Berkeley Library Basement Trinity College Dublin Register for talk
The Librarian and College Archivist of Trinity College Dublin, Helen Shenton, invites you to a presentation delivered by Jan Haarhuis, University of Utrecht (UU), who will discuss UU’s strategy for education innovation and how they have implemented the Educate-it programme.
The UU educational model is one of engaged learning which aims to stimulate students to be responsible for their own personal development and academic progress.
In order to create their vision for education and IT, the university needed to determine awareness and acknowledgement of cultural change with specific emphasis on quality and research. To find out which implementation strategy was best and in order to measure the effects of innovations with blended learning, the Educate-it programme team collaborated with colleagues in the university’s School of Governance, School of Education and School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
What to expect from this talk
Explanation of the ‘why, what and how’ of the Educate-it programme
Results of the implementation of educational innovation so far and how this is being scaled up
Best practice and collaboration in longitudinal research of educational innovation programmes
If you have a question you would like Jan to address as part of his talk, please email: email@example.com with the subject heading ‘The Librarian Presents’.
Jan Haarhuis is an educationalist and since 2014, the programme manager of Educate-it at the University of Utrecht. In 2005 he became Head of the Department of Education and Student Affairs. From 2009 until 2013 he was responsible for the implementation of a new three year Masters programme in Veterinary Medicine, part of which included the implementation of programmatic/longitudinal assessment.
In 2016, Jan received the ‘change maker’ award in the ICT and Education Professionals category in the Netherlands’ SURF education awards.
Jan is the Chair of the Digital Education Group of the League of European Research Intensive Universities (LERU), which brings together experts from across the LERU network to focus on e assessment, academic development, e certificate open source programmes and collaborative research. The group is organising a blended ‘Digital Higher Education Summit’ in November 2018.
‘The Librarian presents’ is an occasional series of talks by thought-provoking speakers curated by the Librarian and College Archivist of Trinity College Dublin, Helen Shenton.
The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.
Jimmy O’Dea: Life & Times of the Dublin Actor and Comedian
19:30, Thursday 20 September 2018
Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin
Jimmy O’Dea (d. 1965) was a much-loved Dublin actor and comedian. Long associated with the Gaiety Theatre, he regularly performed with his apprentice Maureen Potter. His character Biddy Mulligan – a Dublin street vendor – is still remembered in the song ‘Biddy Mulligan the pride of the Coombe’. He appeared in many films and on the fledgling RTE, notably in ‘Darby O’Gill and the Little People’ (1959). Conor Doyle is a god-son of Jimmy O’Dea.
What challenges and risks do the books in the Old Library face every day and how do we ‘keep’ the books? What is red rot and what does foxing and acid books mean?
What measures do we take so that library visitors can continue to enjoy and use special collections in the future? Why do we clean books, and what is the dirt? What are Smoke Sponges, Backuums and unbleached cotton tape?
How has the Old Library building changed over the years since 1712? What type of books do we have in the Long Room and when were they made? How many books are there and how have the collections grown over the years?
To learn the answers to all of these questions and more, come to the Long Room in the Old Library to hear about keeping the collection of early printed books. The Preservation Assistants are part of an ongoing project, started in 2004, to systematically clean the 220,000+ books of the Old Library. The Preservation Assistants will explain the challenges of preserving an historic collection in a historic setting and explain how the books are cleaned and preserved for the future. Examples of books from the collection, dating from the 15th century to the 19th century will be shown.
Occasionally, other staff from the Preservation & Conservation Department may speak about preservation activities in the Old Library.
Talks run Monday to Friday at 3pm until 30 April 2019 and last 15-20 minutes.
Giovanna Lenny Vidal Sejas, the Charge d’Affaires of the Bolivian Embassy in London, with Patricia Quigley, Accessions Librarian.
While the Library of Trinity College Dublin is well known as a Legal Deposit library, many of our rarer and more obscure works are donated to us, especially those from outside the English-speaking world.
Recently, Giovanna Lenny Vidal Sejas (“call me Lenny”), the Charge d’Affaires of the Bolivian Embassy in London, came to the Library to donate a collection of 35 Bolivian books.
The books have been published as part of the Biblioteca del Bicentenario de Bolivia, Bolivia’s Bicentenary Library, a project which is dedicated to reprinting 200 classics from Bolivian literature, history, anthropology, social commentary etc. to coincide with the country’s bicentenary in 2025.
Clíona Ní Shúilleabháin, Subject Librarian for Hispanic Studies, and Patricia Quigley, Accessions Librarian, met the Chargé d’Affaires for the presentation of the books, and afterwards showed her around the Long Room. All in all, a very pleasant occasion.