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This blog and RSS feed is used to send out alerts to members of Trinity College Dublin and those wishing to visit the Library.

Details on admission requirements, opening hours, borrowing rights, and access to the Library’s catalogues and databases can be found at the Library website.

Visitors wishing to see the Book of Kells and the Long Room may visit the Book of Kells website.

Student Shelvers (Term Time) Vacancies, 2019/2020

Applications for student shelvers are now being accepted for the coming academic year 2019/20.
Each year the Library employs a number of student shelvers who work 10-12 hours per week at the Libraries on Campus and in the Trinity Centre at St. James’s Hospital. The primary role of student shelvers is to sort books and return them to the shelves each morning/evening before the Library opens/closes.

A full job description and short-listing criteria are available on the application website.
Please ensure you read these in detail before completing the application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 2nd August 2019.

Please Note: Interviews for these positions will take place on Tuesday 27th August 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by e-mail of their interview time at least one week in advance of the interview date.

If you have any questions please contact Maria Kelly, Reading Room Maintenance Executive, by e-mail: KELLYM10@tcd.ie

Library to host LIBER 2019 Conference: 26-28 June 2019

The Library of Trinity College Dublin is hosting the LIBER 2019 Conference from 26-28 June 2019. Librarians and archivists from all over Europe are attending the conference, which brings librarians from 450 European research libraries together for three days of networking. This is the first time the conference has been held in Ireland. It has been organised by the Library in partnership with CONUL, the consortium of Ireland’s main research libraries. The theme of the conference is ‘Research Libraries for Society’ and topics for discussion during the conference include the implementation of Open Scholarship practice, linked data, the future of collections and connecting with partners in society.

We look forward to welcoming over 450 delegates from over 35 countries to LIBER 2019, which promises to be an energetic, exciting and thoroughly engaging conference.

About LIBER

LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) is the voice of Europe’s research library community.
For nearly 50 years, LIBER has worked to meet its mission of enabling world class research. It does this by representing the interests of member institutions, their universities and their researchers in several key areas.

Some 450 national, university and other libraries are part of LIBER and its wider network includes goal-oriented partnerships with other organisations in Europe and beyond.

eResources Trial: Pravda

The Library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: Pravda

This eResource is also available Off-Campus until 9th August 2019.

Pravda (“Truth”) was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Pravda originated as an underground daily workers’ newspaper, and it soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement. Throughout the Soviet era, party members were obligated to read Pravda. Today, Pravda still remains the official organ of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, an important political faction in contemporary Russian politics.

The publication of Pravda was completely suspended in 1915 and 1916, therefore no archival material can be found for those years.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Trial Databases page or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.

eResources Trial: Archives of Sexuality and Gender part 3

The Library is  currently hosting a trial of the Archives of Sexuality and Gender digital archive, which you can try for yourself.

This eResource is also available Off-Campus until 3rd August 2019.

This fully searchable digital archive spans the sixteenth to the twentieth century and is the largest digital collection of primary source material relating to the history and study of sex, sexuality and gender. Documentation covering social, political, health and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world is included, as well as rare and unique books on sex and sexuality from the sciences to the humanities, providing a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and changed over time. Selection of materials for this milestone digital programme is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in Sexuality and Gender Studies. Documents include periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, posters, and other materials.

Gale partners with a variety of organisations to digitally scan primary source materials from original documents, in some cases from archives that are difficult to access. The application of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology makes the archives fully text-searchable, and the Gale Primary Sources platform allows these searches to be carried out across multiple archives simultaneously. Gale’s search technology allows you to expand on your search results, with Term Clusters showing direct links to other documents closely associated with your search, and Term Frequency showing the appearance of search terms over time.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Trial Databases page or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.

eResources Trial: Manchester Gothic

The Library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: Manchester Gothic

This eResource is also available Off-Campus until  the end of August 2019.

Manchester Gothic is an unrivalled collection of gothic literature including 49 books and the Gothic Studies (1999-2018) journal, written by leading names in the field and covering literature, film, television, theatre and visual arts, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Manchester Gothic explores the reasons why Gothic Studies is so prevalent in the fields of art, film, literature and culture by providing easy access to digital texts, essays and studies in all things gothic. From the study of gothic and death to monsters, vampires, werewolves and ghosts, as well as studies on visionaries such as Terry Gilliam, Alan Moore and Terence Fisher. Manchester Gothic brings them all together in one easy-to-use resource.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.

eResources Trial: Edmond Huguet, Dictionnaire de la langue française du 16e siècle

The Library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: Edmond Huguet, Dictionnaire de la langue française du 16e siècle (Edmond Huguet, Dictionary of the Sixteenth Century).

This eResource is available On and Off-campus, until the middle of August 2019.

This dictionary is the essential reference for the language of the Renaissance (the 15th and 16th centuries). Huguet’s Dictionary is also a dictionary of spelling and translation. It gathers under each entry all the orthographical forms taken by a word throughout the ages and gives its precise translation into modern French with a highly developed sense of nuance.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.