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.

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.

Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland – 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.

Sean Rainbird

Director of the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland: Bedding down, making waves, moving forward, where do we go from here

19:30, Thursday 15 February 2018

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

Sean Rainbird was appointed Director of the National Gallery of Ireland in April 2011. He studied art history and German at University College London and has a particular interest in German art. He has worked as Curator in the Tate and Tate Modern, and was Director of the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (2006-12). Sean Rainbird has overseen the most ambitious and successful refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland.

The Librarian presents: Dr. Paul Ayris speaking on Open Science (14th December, 14:00)

 The Librarian and College Archivist of Trinity College Dublin, Helen Shenton, invites you to a presentation delivered by Dr. Paul Ayris (Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services) on the impact of Open Science on research and libraries. The presentation will cover areas including, Open Access Publishing, Research Data Management, European Open Science Cloud and Citizen Science and will take place on Thursday, 14th December 2017 at 14:00 in the North Training Room, Berkeley Library.

Paul Ayris was appointed Director of UCL Library Services in 1997 and is now Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services). He was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now Advisor to the LIBER Board. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Information Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is also the Chair of the JISC Content Strategy Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.

Recording of presentation

“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.

Friends of the Library Lecture: Lafcadio Hearn

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.

Lafcadio Hearn: From Ireland to Japan, the Making of a Writer

Paul Murray, writer and biographer

19:30, Thursday 23 November 2017

Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Murray is the author of acclaimed biographies A Fantastic Journey: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn (1993), and Bram Stoker: From the Shadow of Dracula: A Life of Bram Stoker (2004). A retired diplomat, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1999-2004, and the first Irish Ambassador to DPRK (North Korea) in 2004.

International Digital Preservation Day – 30 November #idpd17

‘Save the Date’: On the 30th of November 2017, to mark International Digital Preservation Day, the Library invites Trinity students, researchers and interested members of the public to explore the challenges of preserving digital cultural heritage.

A pop-up Museum of Technology in the Berkeley Library will showcase obsolete computer hardware and software, which will be extended into an online exhibition. The exhibit includes computers and storage media from the 1980s right up to the present day. The display is intended to prompt the audience to think about the importance of digital preservation as an active rather than a passive activity, by demonstrating the rapid evolution of hardware and software, the transience of formats, and the dangers of obsolescence.
Some of items on display are from the Library’s own collection; others form part of the John Gabriel Byrne Computer Science Collection, and have been generously loaned by the School of Computer Science for the duration of the exhibit.

In collaboration with the Digital Repository of Ireland, the Library will host a ‘Wikithon’ Workshop (facilitated by Rebecca O’Neill, Project Coordinator of Wikimedia Community Ireland) with representatives from several cultural institutions will collate little-known information about current digital preservation activities.

Register for Wikithon Workshop

The day will culminate in an evening public lecture with a panel of scholars and publishers of digital content, investigating the limits of digital preservation, from the content itself to the experience of using it.

Register for Digital Cultural Heritage and the Limits of Preservation lecture

Speakers:

Anna Gerber and Britt Iverson, who run Visual Editions, a London-based “creative studio and reading lab”

Dr Amber Cushing, assistant professor at the School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin

Programme:

6:15 p.m. – Welcome

6:30 p.m. – Keynote Speeches

7:30 p.m. – Questions from the Audience

8:00 p.m. – Closing Words

Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin main campus

Image credit: Afrank99 – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3723573

Library HITS Training – Friday 13 October

Avoiding Plagiarism 11:00

Worried about plagiarism? Find out what it is, the importance of acknowledging the work of others, and how to cite and reference information correctly.

Essay Writing 13:00

Essays are a common form of assessment in TCD. Come along for tips on the stages of the writing process, how to structure an essay, how to answer the question and build an argument.

Library Basics 15:00

Learn how to make the most of Ireland’s biggest library – a general introduction to our resources and services.

Library HITS Training – Thursday 12 October

Essay Writing 11:00

Essays are a common form of assessment in TCD. Come along for tips on the stages of the writing process, how to structure an essay, how to answer the question and build an argument.

EndNote Online 13:00

How do I manage references for my essay? Save time writing your bibliography. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

The Literature Review Process 15:00

How do I establish what has already been published on my research question? Learn how to create an effective search strategy.

EndNote Desktop (STR) 17:00

How do I manage references for my research? A hands-on workshop recommended for postgrads and staff. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

Library HITS Training – Wednesday 11 October

Submitting Your eThesis 11:00

Find out how to use Trinity’s Research Support System (RSS) and TARA, our Open Access Repository. We’ll also advise on commercialisation, copyright and publishing.

Library Basics 13:00

Learn how to make the most of Ireland’s biggest library – a general introduction to our resources and services.

Critical Thinking 15:00

Why do you need to think critically? This session will provide you with tips on what critical thinking is and how you can apply it to your learning assessments.

EndNote Online 17:00

How do I manage references for my essay? Save time writing your bibliography. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees.

Library HITS Training – Tuesday 10 October

Evaluating Journal Research Papers 11:00

It’s not all about books and websites. Evaluate the quality and impact of research published in academic journals in your discipline.

EndNote Desktop (STR) 13:00

How do I manage references for my research? A hands-on workshop recommended for postgrads and staff. Class duration is 60 minutes followed by an optional clinic for attendees. 

Avoiding Plagiarism 15:00

Worried about plagiarism? Find out what it is, the importance of acknowledging the work of others, and how to cite and reference information correctly.

Reading My Reading List 17:00

You have your reading list, now what? A guide to finding the library resources recommended by your lecturer.