Trinity’s Early Irish Manuscript Project – Friends of the Library Lecture

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.

Susie Bioletti

Keeper of Preservation and Conservation, the Library of Trinity College Dublin

Trinity’s Early Irish Manuscript Project: Conservation, Research & Connections

19:30, Thursday 12 April 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

The Library of Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with the Department of History of Art and Architecture, received generous support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to fund an exciting project focused on four of the most important early medieval insular Gospel Books in the Library. See the Early Irish Manuscripts website.

Susie Bioletti joined the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 2002 as Keeper of Preservation and Conservation. She is Chair of the CONUL Unique and Distinct Collections Group, and Chair of the Institute of Conservator Restorers in Ireland. Her research interests include materials and techniques of works of art, and the study of dust.

Trinity Ball 2018 – Library Arrangements

Due to the Trinity Ball, all Library buildings on the main College campus will close early on Friday 6 April 2018.

  • The Berkeley/Ussher/Lecky (BLU) Libraries and the Hamilton Library will close at 5pm, Friday 6 April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 7 April.
  • Kinsella Hall, Ussher Library will close at 5pm, Friday 6 April – the 1st floor and the computer room will reopen at 8:00am Saturday 7 April.
  • The 1937 Reading Room will close at 4:30pm, Friday 6 April and reopen at 8:00am, Saturday 7 April.

The John Stearne Medical Library is unaffected as it lies off campus, and will close at 10pm Friday 6 April and reopen at 9:30am Saturday 7 April.

Library Opening Hours – Easter Weekend 2018

The Library will be open as follows over Easter Weekend 2018:

Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Reading Room will remain open 24/7 throughout the weekend.

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher + Hamilton Libraries

– Thursday 29 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 09:00 – 22:00

John Stearne Medical Library

– Thursday 29 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 09:00 – 22:00

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

– Thursday 29 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 10:00 – 16:00

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

– Thursday 29 Mar: 10:00 – 16:45
– Friday 30 Mar: Closed
– Saturday 31 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 1 Apr: Closed
– Monday 2 Apr: Closed
– Tuesday 3 Apr: 10:00 – 19:45

Last admission to each Library is 15 minutes before the Library closes.

Library Opening Hours – St Patrick’s Weekend 2018

The Library will be open as follows over St Patrick’s Weekend:

Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Reading Room will remain open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher + Hamilton Libraries

– Friday 16 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00

John Stearne Medical Library

– Friday 16 Mar: 09:00 – 20:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 09:00 – 22:00

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

– Friday 16 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 10:00 – 16:00

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

– Friday 16 Mar: 10:00 – 16:45
– Saturday 17 Mar: Closed
– Sunday 18 Mar: Closed
– Monday 19 Mar: Closed
– Tuesday 20 Mar: 10:00 – 19:45

Last admission to each Library is 15 minutes before the Library closes.

New trial database: Extra access to the British Library Newspaper Archive from 1732

An example article from the newspaper archive.

Access to to the British Library Newspaper Archive has been extended on a trial basis to include the coverage from:
Part 2: 1800-1900
Part 3: 1741-1950
Part 4: 1732-1950
Part 5: 1746-1950

Access is via the current catalogue link: The British Library Newspaper Archive.

This provides access to hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland from the 1700s.

Please click on the links for more detailed information about how this archive can be useful to you:

This trial is available until 11 April 2018 and all feedback would be very welcome (contact Lorraine Curran: curranlo@tcd.ie)

From Carlingford to the Pacific Ocean in a 41ft boat – Friends of the Library Lecture

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.

Pat Murphy

Sailor and Adventurer

From Carlingford to the Pacific Ocean in a 41 foot boat

19:30, Thursday 8 March 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

In July 1999, Dundalk man Pat Murphy and his late wife Olivia set sail from Carlingford on a nine-year voyage that would bring them around the world. With a background in engineering, business, the Round Ireland and Fastnet races, and pigeon racing, Pat Murphy is a natural raconteur. Most recently he has been heavily involved in the conservation of Erskine and Molly Childers famous gun-running yacht Asgard.

Pollard Collection of children’s books now fully available for online searching!

The Department of Early Printed Books & Special Collections (EPB) is delighted to announce that cataloguing of the Pollard Collection of children’s books has been completed. Online records for approximately 12,000 items are now searchable using Stella Search or the Classic Catalogue. The shelf-mark prefix OLS POL denotes items in this collection, which are located in the Early Printed Books Stacks (please use call slip) for viewing in the EPB reading room.

The Pollard Collection – a bequest of Mary “Paul” Pollard, former Keeper of Early Printed Books – is the largest collection of children’s books in Ireland. Items date from the 17th century to the early 20th century with a special focus on Irish imprints, Irish writers, and books written for girls. Extensive holdings of works by Maria Edgeworth, Barbara Hofland, and Mary Sherwood feature in the collection. Some of the themes covered include heroic stories, popular adventures, schoolbooks, Latin classics, fables, moral tales, hymns, songs, chapbooks, picture books, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes.

If you have any queries about this collection or the Early Printed Books & Special Collections Department, please contact us at epbooks@tcd.ie.

BrowZine – a new way to stay up-to-date with articles

BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop It works by organising journal articles and arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is a comfortable and easy way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across multiple disciplines.

Don’t believe us? Well, it’s not just us here in the Library who think this is a great way to access new content. Read the below from Dr Ekaterina Kozina, a Research Projects Officer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery…

The Library’s new e-journal mobile app BrowZine has made accessing TCD’s academic electronic journals significantly easier. I have been recommending it to the researchers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery since it was launched last year.

What works great with BrowZine is the grouping together of all academic journals for a given subject that TCD have access to, something not so easy to do with the Stella catalogue.

I can browse all 101 Nursing journals or can narrow down to say the 10 Midwifery journals.

This is a great tool for staying current with developments in a field, and for making serendipitous finds while browsing the contents of the latest journals.

Articles can be read online or downloaded for reading later. BrowZine works well with all the major reference management packages (EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley) allowing researchers to easily save article citations while on the go. I use the browser version while working at my desktop and the smartphone app (downloaded from Google Play Store) while on the move.

Definitely an app to help students and researchers alike!