Saturday, 27 February 2016

Arrow@DIT: Institutional Repository Update 2016

In January 2016,  ARROW@DIT had 83366 full-text downloads and 58 new submissions bringing the total works in the repository to 8962. DIT scholarship was read by 5880 institutions across 193 countries.
The most popular papers were:
An Introduction to Taking Off Building Quantities: an Irish Approach (3012 downloads)

The Effects of Terrorism on the Travel and Tourism Industry (1504 downloads)

Structural Equation Modelling: Guidelines for Determining Model Fit (1398 downloads)

The most popular categories of  publications were:

School of Survey & Construction Management
Other Resources (9165 downloads)

School of Electric and Electronic Engineering
Conference papers (2644 downloads)

School of Food Science & Environmental Health
Articles (2360 downloads)

Digital Commons Network
Arrow is part of the Digital Commons Network of Institutional Repositories (456 university repositories) which can now be crossed searched and browsed by subject. They have grouped all of the content of all the repositories into areas of interest and these are called Commons for eg. The Engineering Commons or the Business Commons. Popularity is determined by the number of downloads per author or institution in these areas.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Access issues to Library accounts and resources

Staff and students in Kevin St have recently reported difficulties accessing their library accounts and certain library e-resources when their DIT Library password/PIN is required.

The main difficulty seems to lie with Google Chrome browser and the version being used. A couple of workaround solutions from the systems librarian are as follows:

  • Use Internet Explorer or Firefox as an alternative browser. (Alternatively check your version of Chrome has been recently updated). 
  • Clear your browser cache and cookies; see these instructions if unsure how to proceed.

If you're still having difficulties please contact us at

Library opening hours reminder today

Thursday, 4 February 2016

eBooks update

The library is currently ordering new eBooks to supplement the core print textbooks on the bookshelves. Suggestions for purchase from academic staff are very welcome subject to price and availability.

To view the current science and engineering eBooks in your subject area browse the MyiLibrary collection or see this quick search guide.


Please note eBooks are subject to the same copyright use regulations as print textbooks.