Monday 11 September 2017

TERM TIME HOURS ARE HERE AGAIN!

Term-time opening has now resumed at DIT Cathal Brugha Street library.

These opening hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 9am - 9pm.

Friday: 9am - 5 pm.

Saturday opening, from 10am to 5pm, will begin on October 7th.

Thursday 24 August 2017

RECOGNITION FOR JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS TOURISM AND PILGRIMAGE



The International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage edited by Dr. Kevin Griffin from Hospitality Management and Tourism and published on Arrow has been accepted into Scopus for indexing. This is the highest form of recognition for scholarly quality and is the more remarkable as the journal is open access.  

Dr. Griffin is to be greatly congratulated on his achievement.


The International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage is a high-quality, international, open access, online, double blind reviewed publication which deals with all aspects of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. The journal, founded in 2013, is published by the Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street Campus, Dublin. All articles in this journal are full text and available on open access.

The journal takes an interdisciplinary international approach and includes all aspects of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. It is inclusive of all denominations, religions, faiths and spiritual practices. The journal's online platform facilitates a truly integrative approach. While the main emphasis is on primary research articles, it also welcomes suitably relevant discussion papers, research / review pieces, industry focused case studies and evaluations, management guides and reports, economic evaluations, book reviews, announcements of forthcoming meetings etc. Papers / articles should be relevant to both academics and practitioners. All papers are subject to ‘double – blind – review’. Papers can include a variety of media elements including audio and visual files, a range of image formats and hyperlinks to websites and other online resources.


Thursday 3 August 2017

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY





Cathal Brugha St Library will be closed on Monday August 7th.

We will resume normal Summer opening at 9.30 am on Tuesday August 8th.

We would like to wish all our readers an enjoyable bank holiday.

Wednesday 31 May 2017

TWO CLOSURES DURING WEEK OF JUNE 5TH - 9TH.

Cathal Brugha Street Library will be closed on Monday June 5th for the June Bank Holiday.

We will also be closed on Wednesday June 7th for our annual staff training day.

The library will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30 am - 5.15 pm as per our usual Summer opening hours.

We do not anticipate any other closed days this Summer apart from the August 7th bank holiday.

We would like to wish our readers an enjoyable June bank holiday.

Friday 12 May 2017

SUMMER HOURS BEGIN MAY 22nd

Cathal Brugha St library will be changing to Summertime opening hours as and from Monday May 22nd.

Term-time hours, including evening and Saturday openings, will continue while the exams are in progress, up to and including Saturday May 20th.

From May 22nd, our hours will be Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5.15 pm with no evening or Saturday openings.

The library will remain open with those hours throughout the Summer. Term-time opening will resume in September.

We wish all our readers the best of luck in their exams, and a good Summer.

Thursday 27 April 2017

MAY 1 BANK HOLIDAY

Cathal Brugha Street library would like to remind readers that we will be CLOSED on Monday 1st May as it is a public holiday.

The library will be open on Saturday April 29th  from 10am - 5pm.

The library will open again on Tuesday 2nd May at 9am when normal hours, including evening openings, will resume.

Saturday 22 April 2017

RE-ARRANGEMENT OF PRINTED JOURNALS AT CATHAL BRUGHA ST.


Cathal Brugha Street library has begun re-shelving printed journals in order of Dewey Classification number, in place of the title alphabetical arrangement we have had up to now. The new class numbers are virtually the same as those already used for shelving our books.

This change is in preparation for the move to the new Grangegorman library, where all journals will be arranged in class number order.

Printed guides will be available showing the class number for all our print journals, and the same class numbers will appear on the catalogue.

Library staff will be happy to help you find any journal on request.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to readers during the re-shelving process.

Thursday 20 April 2017

LIBRARY OPENING, MONDAY 24 APRIL




Cathal Brugha Street library will open at 9.30 am on Monday 24 April (instead of at 9 am) in order to facilitate a brief staff meeting.

The library will then remain open until 9 pm as normal.

We apologise to readers for any inconvenience caused.


Wednesday 5 April 2017

EASTER OPENING AND CLOSING

We would like to remind all our readers that Cathal Brugha Street Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 13th April, and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 18th April.


Normal term-time hours, including evenings, will resume on that Tuesday.

We wish all our readers a happy and enjoyable Easter holiday.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

HOSPITALITY, ART and CONTROVERSY:

Banksy and his Walled Off Hotel, a dystopian tourist attraction









A hotel which prides itself on "the worst view in the world"



The Presidential Suite ...

... and its view



The piano lounge is decorated with mounted CCTV cameras


Like a lamb to the slaughter: a Banksy installation hangs above the dining tables in the lobby, where residents can chew over the events of the day


And the doorman in the top hat at the front stands just feet from one of the Middle East's most reviled structures












A re-enactment of the signing of the Balfour Declaration (1917) is seen inside the Walled Off Hotel













Daily life
















Links:
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2017/mar/03/the-walled-off-hotel-by-banksy-in-pictures
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/03/walled-hotel-struggle-decolonisation-170312143224959.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/03/walled-hotel-banksy-opens-dystopian-tourist-attraction-bethlehem/

Tuesday 28 March 2017

ALL ABOARD AT CATHAL BRUGHA STREET

"All aboard" is a series of events all about digital life, digital literacy, digital skills and more, running in DIT from Monday 3rd April to Friday 7th April. The event at DIT is co-ordinated jointly by the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre and DIT Library Services, with help from DIT Students Union.

Here are the events taking place on TUESDAY 4TH APRIL in Cathal Brugha St:


1pm to 2pm 
Room 16

Panel Discussion - Living in a post truth society

A panel discussion about truth and post-truth, fake news and alternative facts as they pertain to life in Ireland and to DIT students and staff. Panellists will include:
Dr Jane Suiter  Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism, DCU.
Dr Gavan Titley Senior Lecturer, Media Studies, Maynooth University.
Tom Clonan Lecturer, School of Media, DIT. Irish Times Security Analyst.
FREE to attend OPEN to DIT staff, students and the General Public
Book via Eventbrite

DIT Cathal Brugha St
Marlborough St Entrance Lobby

12noon to 2pm

Virtual Reality  - Seeing is believing? Experience it yourself!
As part of the All Aboard 2017 festival at DIT, Senior Lecturer Alex Gibson invites you to experience Virtual Reality.
FREE to attend for all DIT Staff and Students
No booking required

DIT Cathal Brugha St
Marlborough St Entrance Lobby

12noon to 2pm

Event description - Microsoft Office 365 Roadshow
DIT’s Microsoft Office 365 plan allows students and staff to install the latest version of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) on your PC or Mac; run Office apps on tablets or phones running Android, iOS, and Windows; get 1Tb of cloud storage on OneDrive; use the online version of Microsoft Office on any computer; access online training via the Microsoft Imagine Academy.
FREE to attend for all DIT Staff and Students
No booking required

Tuesday 21 March 2017



First, there were publications, 

now there is data

Datasets are becoming an integral part of the scholarly publication process. 

This is being promoted by Funders who want to maximise the potential of their investment but also by the European Commission who want to see datasets visible and capable of being shared. The objective is to ensure that no one is re-inventing the wheel and that datasets can find new applications beyond the original vision of the initial researchers.
Datasets, both internally within DIT and externally, are now as important an output as the publications and are equally capable of being cited.  High quality datasets require a data management plan and more information on that is available here. There is now a DATA REPOSITORY on Arrow http://arrow.dit.ie/data/ where datasets can be uploaded in the normal way. It is accepted that not all datasets can be open access and sharable but even when not available, they should be at least findable. Therefore, information about the dataset can be uploaded as long as the dataset owner agrees that they can be contacted about the material. This is a pilot programme and your participation would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday 15 March 2017

ST PATRICK'S DAY

Just to remind readers that Friday March 17th is the "Paddy's day" holiday and the library will be closed.

We are, however, open on Thursday 16th, and on subsequent Thursdays, until 9pm. Also, the library will begin opening on Saturdays from March 25th, from 10 am to 5 pm.


We wish all readers a happy St Patrick's day.


Monday 6 March 2017

THURSDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY OPENINGS AT CATHAL BRUGHA ST

DIT Cathal Brugha St Library would like to inform all our readers that arrangements have now been put in place to bring about regular library opening on Thursday evenings and Saturdays.

Until now, Cathal Brugha St Library has only had Saturday openings around the time of examinations, and we have been unable to open on Thursday evenings.

We are now happy to let all readers know that as we have been able to recruit the necessary additional staff, we will be able to open on Thursday evenings until 9pm starting from March 16th, plus Saturdays from 10am - 5pm starting from March 23rd.

This represents an important and valuable addition to the service we are able to deliver for students and staff in this campus.

We would also like to remind all readers that other DIT sites are also open on Thursday nights and Saturdays.

Thursday 16 February 2017

New Material in the Food and Tourism Library





Monday 13 February 2017



A hands on session on how to use Scopus, 28th February, in the Library training room, Aungier Street. There will be two sessions, 9.30am-10.45am & 11.00am-12.15pm. This will be a practical demonstration of how to use the Scopus database.
These two sessions will be identical in content, so please only book one session.
Places are limited, so please contact fiachra.mangan@dit.ie, if you are unable to attend.

Monday 30 January 2017

OPENING HOURS

Cathal Brugha St Library wishes to remind readers that the library is currently open as follows:

MON, TUES, WED 9am - 9pm.

THURS 9am - 5.15pm

FRI 9am -5 pm.

Regarding Saturday openings, we are currently only open on those Saturdays that are near to examinations.

However, it is hoped that other Saturday openings will be added as soon as resources allow.

In the meantime, we would like to remind all readers that other DIT libraries are open on Saturdays, and on Thursday evenings.

THURSDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY OPENINGS AT CATHAL BRUGHA ST

DIT Cathal Brugha St Library would like to inform all our readers that arrangements have now been put in place to bring about regular library opening on Thursday evenings and Saturdays.

Until now, Cathal Brugha St Library has only had Saturday openings around the time of examinations, and we have been unable to open on Thursday evenings.

We are now happy to let all readers know that as we have been able to recruit the necessary additional staff, we will be able to open on Thursday evenings until 9pm starting from March 16th, plus Saturdays from 10am - 5pm starting from March 23rd.

This represents an important and valuable addition to the service we are able to deliver for students and staff in this campus.

We would also like to remind all readers that other DIT sites are also open on Thursday nights and Saturdays.

Monday 23 January 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

19th International Conference on Food Science and Nutrition - MADRID, Spain26-27 March 2017

https://www.waset.org/conference/2017/03/madrid/ICFSN





Aiming to bring together leading academic scientists and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Food Science and Nutrition, ICFSN 2017 is inviting researchers to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters.

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: February 10, 2017
Final Paper Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 26, 2017
Conference Dates: March 26 - 27, 2017



Tuesday 17 January 2017

YES WE ARE OPEN THIS SATURDAY!

Cathal Brugha St Library would like to remind all readers that we are OPEN SATURDAY 21ST JANUARY from 10 am - 5 pm.

A normal range of library services IS available, so now that term is getting under way again, why not come in and avail of it?