Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Easter Hours Reminder: Kevin St Library

The Library is closed from Friday 29 March to Monday 01 April 
Normal semester hours resume on Tuesday 02 April: 9.30-21.30

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New Cambridge Statistical Tables

To keep up with student demand extra lending copies of the New Cambridge Statistical Tables (2nd edition) are now available at shelf number 519.50212 in Book Stack 3.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Easter Opening Hours: Kevin St Library

 Easter Opening Hours are as follows:
  •    Monday 25 - Wednesday 27 March: 9.30-21.30
  •  Thursday 28 March: 9.30am-Lunchtime
  •  Friday 29 March to Monday 01 April: Closed (inclusive)
  •  Tuesday 02 April: 9.30-21.30
 Usual semester hours apply from Tuesday 02 April:
    •  Monday - Thursday: 9.30-21.30 
    •  Fridays: 9.30-17.15 
    •  Saturdays: 9.30-16.30

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Extreme waves

A new scientific paper looks at 50 extreme-wave events in Irish waters, from a 67-metre Mayo monster to Galway Bay’s freak 12-metre wave  The new article out this week in Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences describes  historical extreme-wave events in Irish waters, stretching out to the Continental Shelf and back in time to the turn of the last ice age. Read all of Claire O'Connell's article in the Irish Times.

Image: Irish Times website

IoP Science Extra: new physics resource online guides and tour

        IOPscience extra homepage
      New for physics students and researchers: the IOPscience online tour (in 10 languages) and the IOPscience userguide (in 5 languages) are now available. Access to the IoP Science Extra full-text eJournal and database resource is via the DIT Library website.

Click here for a demonstration

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

St Patricks Weekend : Library hours

The library will be closed on Saturday 16th March and Monday 18th March for the St. Patrick's public holiday. Normal semester hours apply from Tuesday 19th March:
          • Mon-Thurs: 9.30-21.30
          • Fridays: 9.30-17.15
          • Saturdays: 9.30-16.30

Friday, 8 March 2013

Sense about Science chemistry student resource

For all DT261, DT212 and DT299 first year students. A useful resource for assignments and class debates is Sense about Science. The resource has a database of over 5,000 scientists, from Nobel prize winners to postdocs and PhD students. They work in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to change public discussions and awareness about science and evidence. Have a look and see what you think....

Dublin Digital Day today

Digital day is the official first step on a road to a Digital Masterplan for the city region, a plan which will be a platform and framework for the city regions digital future.Basecamp for Digital Day is the Mansion House. A ‘pop up’ event space will be created in the forecourt of the Mansion House and events include:

- DubLinked – an open data showcase on enabling data-driven innovation
- eCommerce demonstrations
- Electric Ireland e-Cars onsite
- TechSpace – editing and displaying video interviews with citizens in at public WiFi locations
- Intel displaying current digital research in the area of Smart Technology and Intelligent Living
- Onsite digital survey (open to the public with real time display of citizen opinion)
- ‘The Vibes of Ireland’ – twitter visualisation – A
- displaying what music local Dubliners are listening to.
- DIT HotHouse – Promoting innovation and technologies
- Walk Dublin App – find out about an App that helps you navigate the city
- Disaster Tech Lab – Rapid response wireless communication services for use in disaster hit areas

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Addgene: plasmid repository resource

 Addgene is a non-profit plasmid repository dedicated to helping scientists around  the world share high-quality plasmids. Their collection of over 18,000 plasmids has been contributed to by research labs around the world. To find out more and see their molecular biology references and special collections see their website.

Women in science : Nature Magazine special

Nature's special magazine section on women in science is available from today - see also @naturemagazine for updates.