Wednesday 29 March 2017


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


Tuesday 28 March 2017


"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 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


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


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.