- ItemConference Review: A New Era – Exploring the Possibilities and Expanding the Boundaries BOBCATSSS 2023(Library Association of Ireland, 2023) Harrington, ElaineBOBCATSSS is an independent European non-governmental and non-profit association with LIS lecturers, students and professionals as members. Since 1993 BOBCATSSS has held an annual conference based in a city with an i-School. Each conference is organised by European students and aims to promote academic and intercultural communication, facilitate the exchange of best practices, support the development of innovative forms of university education and inspire future LIS professionals. The 2023 conference was held in Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway, 25-27 January 2023. The theme of BOBCATSSS 2023 was to explore the possibilities for services and programming and the expansion of physical and virtual boundaries in this new era for libraries, archives, and information services.
- ItemRemaking the printed word in the digital age(Library Association of Ireland, 2023) Harrington, ElaineThis article describes collaborative activities between Special Collections and Digital Learning departments at UCC Library from January-May 2022 which was presented in a poster format at IFLA 2022, and since May 2022 activities building on that first tranche of work. This article is based on a poster presented by Stephanie Chen and Elaine Harrington at the 87th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library Congress (IFLA WLIC), Dublin 26-28 July 2022.
- ItemReflections on leading the social media team at IFLA WLIC 2022(Library Association of Ireland, 2022-10) O'Connor, Martin; De Paor, Saoirse
- ItemMotorways to boreens: the story of the Irish Health Sciences Libraries Group virtual journal club(ALIA/Health Libraries Australia (HLA), 2021-12-20) Dunne, Mary; Halton, Linda; Herlihy, Breeda; Madden, Anne; O'Sullivan, NiamhBoreens (from the Gaelic bóthairín meaning little road) are the narrow roads that twist through the Irish countryside. Travel is slower than the busy major roads that cut straight through, but these routes enable the traveller to easily change course as options arise and to discover hidden opportunities for exploration. It is in this context that we share how we moved from the idea of a journal club for health librarians to the reality of an active knowledge sharing group. Through the story of the governing committee and our first three presenters, we explain what is required to drive this kind of club. At the beginning there were so many options and decisions it felt like moving quickly along a busy motorway, often changing lanes to avoid snarl-ups, and watching out for tolls. However, as we settled in for the long haul, we decided to take our own quieter but ultimately more interesting route. We found that if you are clear about your destination, ensure you have sufficient resources, plan carefully but are flexible about how you get there, then you may just enjoy the journey.
- ItemSir Henrys @UCCLibrary: Telling the history of a live music venue through a librarian-led research exhibition(Library Association of Ireland, 2019-10) O'Connor, Martin; Hogan, EileenIn 2014, University College Cork presented the Sir Henrys@UCC Library research exhibition, which documented the history and socio-cultural significance of a famous Cork live music venue called Sir Henrys. This article explains how the story of Sir Henrys was researched, shaped and told, how it was presented to as wide an audience as possible, and how that audience responded. It also looks at the impact and legacy of the exhibition.