Friday, 25 November 2011

Social Media a Guide for Researchers

Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. RIN have produced three guides specifically designed to help researchers identify tools that can aid them  in the research process.  As well as a genearl guide there is a collection of researcher case studies and web material links and resources. Should be useful for anyone looking for a one-stop shop solution.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

December Opening Hours

• Saturday 17 Dec: 9.30-16.30
Mon 19-Wed 21 Dec: 9.30-21.30
• Thursday 22 Dec : Afternoon Closing
Fri 23 Dec – Mon 2 Jan: Library & College Closed

From Tuesday 3rd Jan Usual Hours Apply:

Monday-Thursday: 9.30-21.30
• Fridays: 9.30-17.15
• Saturdays: 9.30-16.30

What could you do?

Need some cash for christmas shopping?

The DIT Library Survey will close at the end of November. There is a prize draw for all completed surveys:  €100 for the winner and €10 Ricoh credit for 10 runners-up.

The questions take just a few minutes to complete and the answers help us develop services to match your needs.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

ISPE Baseline Guide Vol 3

Calling all pharma chem students! A new edition of ISPE Baseline Guide Vol 3 is now available in the Short Loan Collection.

Baseline Guide Volume 3
Sterile Product Manufacturing Facilities
2nd edition

Monday, 21 November 2011

New Short Loan Titles

Krachmer, Jay H.
Volumes 1 and 2
2nd edition

Cann, Alan
Principles of Molecular Virology
5th edition

Klug, William S.
Essentials of Genetics
7th edition

SDAR Journal launch

The SDAR journal is a new journal published by CIBSE Ireland and the School of Electrical Engineering (SEES) in DIT. It is supported by Airtricity and produced by Pressline Ltd.

The journal is a result of continuing collaboration between the professional organisations, industry and academia. It emphasises the need to move from ideologically based sustainable engineering to proven low energy solution solutions. It is a vehicle to increase research in engineering to meet the modern challenges posed. There is a strong spine of proven industry solutions as well as well as significant contributions from students, graduates and researchers in academia. All papers are evidence based with deep analysis and critical reflection and are peer reviewed by an expert reviewing panel. The intention of CIBSE is to increase applied research in the industry whilst taking the fear out of the word research for working engineers and companies. The intention for SEES is to provide opportunities for research students to gain access to data and link with the industry experts in this field to enhance the quality of their programmes and research in engineering.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Languages Resources

New dvd and audiovisual collections are now available in Kevin St Library for students of French, German, Italian & Spanish. Or indeed for anyone else who'd enjoy a movie or language course.
Browse in Stack 12 in the library or click here for the movies selection and here for audiovisual resources

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Network access issues

DIT Information Services are working to resolve service problems with network access and in particular with internet connectivity.  This is related to the volume of activity,  particularly between 12pm and 3pm.  Please be assured that they continue to work to identify the specific cause, and resolve the issue. Apologies to all users experiencing difficulty using laptops in Kevin St Library.

Google Citations

Google has just released Google Citations for general use. This is another route for academic authors to collect their articles together, gather the citations and track them over time. It also indexes citations from Arrow. See Google Scholar Blog for more info.

Friday, 4 November 2011

DIT Library Survey 2011

Have Your Say !

The DIT Library Survey is running from now until the end of November. Your responses will help us identify our current successes and shortcomings - so we can develop services to match user needs. The questions should take just a few minutes to complete and there is a prize draw for all surveys completed. The survey is  available here

Web of Knowledge goes mobile

You can access Web of Knowledge  at any time : link to the mobile device at

To use Anywhere/Anytime Access, you must have a Web of Knowledge username and password. To set one up follow the steps below:

1. Go to from an IP authenticated computer.
2. Click Sign In along the top navigation
3. Click Register to create a new account You will be asked to enter your email address to verify that an account does not already exist for you.
4. If an account does not already exist, you will be prompted to fill in the User Registration page.
5. After the username and password you have entered is verified, it will become active.