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- ItemA souterrain at Corran, Co. Cork(Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1975) McCarthy, J. P.This site was first discovered when the weight of a mechanical digger overhead caused the roof of the main chamber to collapse. This was in November 1975 and it was first reported in the Cork Examiner where it was described as a lios.
- ItemThe Aghadown bronze axes, Paddock Td., Co. Cork(Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1978) McCarthy, J. P.A brief account of the two axes to be described and illustrated here was published by Power in 1926. He states that they were discovered at Aghadown near Baltimore, in a souterrain locally known as Poll-a-Talmhain
- ItemSouterrain in Grallagh Lower Td. Co. Waterford(Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1978) McCarthy, J. P.A souterrain was discovered here when the weight of a tractor passing overhead caused a collapse of the roof of Chamber I. It was surveyed in March 1976. The landowner, Mr. Thomas Curran of Ballylangdon has consented to keep the site open for future inspection. The site is not directly connected with any visible surface structure. A small uni-vallate ringfort is however situated c.I60m S.S.E. of the site. The bedrock is a slaty sandstone.
- ItemBallineaspigmore and Bishopstown House(Bishopstown Community Association, 1981) McCarthy, J. P.Ballineaspig, anglicised Bishopstown, consists of two townlands which are Ballineaspigmore and Ballineaspigbeg. Taken together, both townlands occupy an area identifiable in modern day terms as lying approximately between the old Glasheen National School on the east side and what was, until recently, the University Farm Curraheen Road on the west. A townland is the smallest administrative land division in Ireland. Historians and other scholars are as yet inconclusive about the origins of these divisions. They are certainly as old as the seventeenth century. The townland with which this booklet is concerned is known as Ballineaspigmore. It extends west from the new Regional Hospital at Wilton and includes modern housing estates such as Uam-Var, Benvoirlich and Firgrove. The simplest translation of the townland name is the large land division of the bishop. To clarify a popular misconception, Bishopstown does not derive its name from the fact that in the early eighteenth century a bishop of Cork built his country residence there. The name is much older and can be found in sources dating back to the sixteenth century.
- ItemSummary of a study of county Cork souterrains(Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1983) McCarthy, J. P.There are several thousand souterrains in Ireland, and in Co. Cork to date we have records of the existence of approximately 500. The scientific name souterrain is an antiquarian's term for these monuments. Other names used in the past were Dane's Hole and Rath Cave. Folknames for souterrains range from the nondescript Cave or Poll Talaimh to, in specific cases, Tigh-faoi-thalamh and Carraig-an-tseomra. Dr Anthony Lucas states in a recent paper (2) that probably, during the period in which they were used, one of the common names for a souterrain was Uam (Uaimh in modern Irish).
- ItemDr. Richard Caulfield: antiquarian, scholar and academic librarian(Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1987) McCarthy, J. P.The history of higher learning in Cork can be traced from its late eighteenth-century origins to its present standing within the extended confines of the Neo-Gothic architecture of University College, Cork. This institution, founded in 1845 was the successor and ultimate achievement of its forerunner, the Royal Cork Institution. The opening in 1849 of the college, then known as Queen's College, Cork, brought about a change in the role of the Royal Cork Institution as a centre of education. Its ambition of being the 'Munster College' was subsumed by the Queen's College even though it continued to function as a centre of learning up to the 1805. At this time its co-habitant, the School of Design, received a new wing under the benevolent patronage of William Crawford, and the Royal Cork Institution ceased to exist as the centre for cultural, technical and scientific learning it had set out to be. The building it occupied is today known as the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery.
- ItemJourneying to a journal(Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1991) McCarthy, J. P.At a Council meeting of the newly-formed Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 17 November 1891, the Chairman /President, Revd R.A. Canon Sheehan, 'informed the meeting that Mr. Robert Day had been generous enough to place his valuable edition of Smith's History, with notes by Dr. Caulfield and Crofton Croker, at the disposal of the Society for publication'. At a subsequent meeting Wm Ringrose Atkins expressed the Society's thanks to W.A. Copinger 'who has kindly consented to edit Smith's Cork with Mr. Robert Day'. Thus began the work of rounding out close to two and a half centuries of antiquarian endeavour in Cork and of using its synthesis as a foundation for a new medium to record and communicate the social and cultural heritage of Cork city and county.
- ItemIn search of Cork's collecting traditions: from Kilcrea's Library to the Boole Library of today(Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1995) McCarthy, J. P.The objective of this essay is not a description of the presently unresearched, unstated and unquantified tradition of collectors, collecting and collectables in Cork; it is rather one of signposting what survives in terms of influences which coalesced into what became the bibliographical and museological resources of the Queen's College and ultimately University College, Cork (UCC).
- ItemFormatting information: A beginner's introduction to typesetting with LATEX(TeX Users Group, 2002-06) Flynn, PeterThis book originally accompanied a 2-day course on using the LATEX typesetting system. It has been extensively revised and updated and can now be used or self-study or in the classroom. It is aimed at users of Linux, Macintosh, or Microsoft Windows but it can be used with LATEX systems on any platform, including other Unix workstations, mainframes, and even your Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).
- ItemDunisky, Co. Cork: a refuge souterrain?(Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 2003) McCarthy, J. P.The townland of Dunisky (Dún Uisce, 'water fort', see Ó Murchadha 2001, 98) is situated about 2.5 miles to the SE of Macroom, Co. Cork (Ill. 1). It is also the Civil Parish of Dunisky, and is located in the Barony of West Muskerry. In extent, it contains over one thousand acres. It was first surveyed by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland in 1841-42. An earlier survey of the townland survives, drawn by the Cork cartographer, Patrick Aher. It is dated 1791, and shows sub-denominations.
- ItemThe print block and the digital cylinder(Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2005) McCarthy, J. P.Purpose – To consider the economic and physical impact of electronic journals on remotely stored print stock. Design/methodology/approach – A collection of print journals was used as an object for consideration. Physical and heritage aspects of the collection are examined and questions are posed regarding the wisdom of future retention in response to increased demand for electronic alternatives. Findings – Emerging trends predict a predominance of periodical literature in electronic form. The future of local remote storage for low demand printed journal collections needs to be evaluated in economic as well as cultural terms. Research limitations/implications – Based on a collection at the Boole Library, University College Cork, Ireland. Practical implications – Similar consideration should be given to collections in other regional libraries. Originality/value – Contributes to discussions on the long-term value of retaining print journal holdings.
- ItemLámhscríbhinní gaeilge i leabharlanna sa tuaisceart(2007-02) Ó Doibhlin, Crónán
- ItemDigital utopia or dystopia: can educators assume ICT literacy?(2009) Cronin, James G. R.It is often assumed that undergraduates entering higher education are fully ICT (Information Communications Technology) literate. This survey paper draws upon case studies from History of Art and Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork, to question this assumption. It argues that students, both undergraduates and lifelong learners, greatly benefit from an ICT workshop programme supporting disciplinary teaching and learning. Support workshops assist in developing confident researchers and assist in developing transferable work-life skills. The paper will explore the following topics: the role played by emoderation in knowledge construction; cyber ethics, especially understanding intellectual property; barriers to full participation as expressed by ‘digital divide’ issues and building disciplinary Communities of Practice.
- ItemUptake and usage of Virtual Learning Environments in the Irish tertiary sector: findings from a multi-institutional student usage survey(2009) Cosgrave, Robert J.; McAvinia, Claire; Rísquez, Angélica; Logan-Phelan, TheresaIn early 2008 Six Irish tertiary institutions conducted an online survey of their students usage of Virtual Learning Environments in their respective institutions. The survey used a common set of questions. Five of these institutions have, on condition of anonymity, pooled their results for comparison and study and this paper presents the findings of this research. The five institutions represent a diversity of organisational histories and VLE systems. It is often assumed that technology issues are a key driver of VLE uptake and usage, however, the data indicates that these technical issues have relatively little effect on the ground. Organisational factors, such as the maturity of the implementation, are shown to have a more substantial effect on uptake, usage and utility of the systems. The paper also discusses issues around the conduct of the survey, confidentiality and data sharing, and the potential for ongoing surveys to build into a longitudinal data set.
- ItemCritical survey of information technology use in higher education: blended classrooms(Information Science Reference, 2009-06) Cronin, James G. R.; McMahon, John Paul; Waldron, Michael; Payne, Carla R.Reception and use of information technology by lifelong learners within a 'blended' learning environment needs to be articulated within a constructivist paradigm. Increasingly, the term reflective practice is appearing in the vocabulary of adult education discourse. Educators have become familiar with the concept of reflective practice through Donald Schön's writings. Schön's work is founded on a tradition of learning supported by Dewey, Lewin, and Piaget. As a learning group, lifelong learners are receptive to constructivist learning interventions where facilitated activities provide learners with opportunities to enact and collaboratively construct meaning as interventions unfold. This case study reviews learning enactments through an online discussion forum in an evening diploma in European Art History, University College Cork, Ireland.
- ItemSoft breakdown in MgO dielectric layers(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2009-07-24) Miranda, Enrique; O'Connor, Éamon; Hughes, Gregory; Casey, P.; Cherkaoui, Karim; Monaghan, Scott; Long, Rathnait D.; O'Connell, Dan; Hurley, Paul K.; Generalitat de Catalunya; Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología; Science Foundation IrelandIn this work, we report on the occurrence of the soft breakdown (SBD) failure mode in 20 nm-thick films of magnesium oxide (MgO) grown on Si substrates. To our knowledge, this is the first observation of this failure mechanism in a high-kappa gate dielectric with such a large oxide thickness. We show that the I-V characteristics follow the power-law dependence typical of SBD conduction in a wider voltage range than that reported for SiO 2 . We pay special attention to the relationship between the magnitude of the current and the normalized differential conductance, and analyze the role played by the injection polarity and substrate type.
- ItemDigital images for the information professional by Melissa M. Terras(Maney Publishing, 2010-03) Cronin, James G. R.; McCarty, WillardThis book asks: how do digital images function as cultural artefacts? And how have these artefacts been appropriated and managed by libraries, galleries and museums, systems Terras defines as 'memory institutions'? Important themes emerge from these questions, principally, user experiences and their relationship with the 'memory institutions' of libraries, galleries and museums; the current proliferation of digital media tools via the Internet; and the role of the information professional as educator and interface between private users and public institutions.
- ItemBeyond Wikipedia and Google: Web-based literacies and student learning(NAIRTL, 2010-10) Cronin, James G. R.; Higgs, Bettie; Kilcommins, Shane; Ryan, TonyThe Educause Horizon Report (http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/) argues that while web-based tools are rapidly becoming standard in education and in the workplace and technologically mediated communication is the norm, fluency in information, visual, and technological literacy is not formally taught to most students. In the light of this we need new and expanded definitions and paradigms of academic digital literacy that are based on mastering underlying concepts of critical thinking and enhancing these paradigms within the digital environment. This chapter attempts to test the assumption that entrants to the humanities (in this case art history) are information or data literate. This is an assumption often made yet it largely goes unchallenged. This study reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of a series of information literacy workshops currently being delivered in History of Art, University College Cork (http://eimagespace.blogspot.com/). The use of dynamic web tools, like audio and video podcasts, has given dyslexic students attending the workshops alternative entry points to learning.
- ItemEngaging with leadership development in Irish academic libraries: some reflections of the Future Leaders Programme (FLP)(Australian Library & Information Association, 2011-02) Fallon, Helen; Maxwell, Jane; McCaffrey, Ciara; McMahon, SeamusFour librarians from Irish university libraries completed the U.K. Future Leaders Programme (FLP) in 2010. In this article they recount their experience and assess the effect of the programme on their professional practice and the value for their institutions. The programme is explored in the context of the Irish higher education environment, which is facing significant challenges due to the demise of the Celtic Tiger economy. A brief review of the literature relating to structured programmes to prepare librarians for senior positions, is presented. The structure and content of the FLP and the learning methodologies, theories, tools and techniques used throughout are discussed. The article suggests that the programme has real value for both individuals and institutions and that it can play a significant role in succession planning and the leadership development of librarians
- ItemHospital clinicians information behaviour and attitudes towards the 'Clinical Informationist': an Irish survey(Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2011-03) Flynn, Maura G.; McGuinness, ClaireBackground: Hospital clinicians are increasingly expected to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) in order to minimize medical errors and ensure quality patient care, but experience obstacles to information-seeking. The introduction of a Clinical Informationist (CI) is explored as a possible solution. Aims: This paper investigates the self-perceived information needs, behaviour and skill levels of clinicians in two Irish public hospitals. It also explores clinicians perceptions and attitudes to the introduction of a CI into their clinical teams. Methods: A questionnaire survey approach was utilised for this study, with 22 clinicians in two hospitals. Data analysis was conducted using descriptive statistics. Results: Analysis showed that clinicians experience diverse information needs for patient care, and that barriers such as time constraints and insufficient access to resources hinder their information-seeking. Findings also showed that clinicians struggle to fit information-seeking into their working day, regularly seeking to answer patient-related queries outside of working hours. Attitudes towards the concept of a CI were predominantly positive. Conclusion: This paper highlights the factors that characterise and limit hospital clinicians information-seeking, and suggests the CI as a potentially useful addition to the clinical team, to help them to resolve their information needs for patient care.