Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Ho Ho Ho... Hours


Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The Library in LIT and LSAD will be open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm....ALL SUMMER LONG......

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beautiful Display of Artist Handcrafted Bookmarks in LSAD Library

The year 2010 marked the eighth annual Bookmarks series put on by the “Centre for Fine Print Research” at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. The theme is different each year, and in 2010, it was decided to limit participants to librarians. The result is a spectacular array of materials, designs, sizes, and types of handmade bookmarks from thirty-six participating librarians. Participating artists each hand-produce an edition of one hundred signed and numbered bookmarks to give away through distribution boxes at venues around the world. Each bookmark has the website address which brings visitors to the gallery of artworks online. Each participant receives a packet that contains one of each submission, then the rest are released to the public.  Over the last seven years distribution has taken place in more than sixty participating galleries, bookstores and libraries in Italy, The Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, France, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Turkey, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, Cyprus, Croatia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia and the USA. Over 280 artists have contributed more than 28,000 bookmarks to the eight projects to date. Here is a sample of one artist who participated...you may recognise the name YES ...IT ’S OUR VERY OWN LSAD LIBRARIAN... see bookmark above
Anne Culhane
"I am fascinated by the creative process, from the first spark in the imagination right down to how and when it is viewed. Somewhere in this process, accidents can happen, as I work with very wet paint and different types of paper. It is these very accidents that can decide what the picture will become. It is almost as if the paint is telling us we do not have complete control and the artist can be as surprised by the end result as the viewer".

Friday, April 15, 2011

I Guess you could say we've caught up with the ....Financial Times

The Library is happy to announce that it now offers access to the Financial Times.

The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.

Our Subscription entitles Premium access to:
Lex - the FT’s agenda-setting column on business and financial topics. This market-moving column that dissects company activity from takeover bids to earning statements, seeing through management spin and accounting illusions. These days, Lex is truly worldwide, both in its coverage and in its writers, who are based in Asia, Europe and the US.

Markets & funds data - real-time news from the financial markets, global shares and funds data, plus a portfolio tracking service.

Arts & Weekend - an intelligent guide to the arts, the latest sports news and a guide to making the most of your valuable spare time.

The Financial Times is now available on the online databases page of the library website: http://mislibsrv.lit.ie

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fashionistas check this out

Nina Ricci, Guy Laroche, and Yves St. Laurent are just some of the top designers making up a veritable who's who of fashion at the London College of Fashion's Woolmark Company Collection. These 'cool' wool fashions may no longer be on the catwalk but they can be seen online via the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).

This week over 2000 newly digitised images have been launched online which complement these vintage fashions by key couturiers. These newly digitised images include examples from the ready-to-wear market by manufacturers such as British Home Stores, Berkertex, Windsmoor, Susan Small, and Marks & Spencer, as well as including more examples by top designers such as Mary Quant and Christian Dior.

The black and white photographs date from the 1940's through to the early 1980's and capture both the fashion of the time and the style of photography. The press releases, which in some cases are still attached to the photographs, give additional information about the garments, designers, manufacturers, photographers and any points of interest reflecting the promotional style and language of the time. All of the images were generously donated to the London College of Fashion from The International Wool Secretariat, now The Woolmark Company.

VADS now provides access to over 4,800 images from the Woolmark Company collection, which complements a number of other London College of Fashion collections already available online including its College Archive, Paper Patterns Collection, Cordwainer’s Shoe Collection, and Gala Cosmetics Archive.

For more information about the London College of Fashion’s Woolmark Company collection see http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/LCFWOOL.html

VADS offers over 120,000 fully cross-searchable images which are free to use and copyright cleared for learning, teaching, and research.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


The library is delighted to announce new access to many Elsevier and Dawsonera eBooks. These are full-text books, available online from both on and off campus via ScienceDirect or Dawsonera platform.

ELSEVIER collection of eBooks includes monographs, major reference works, and book & handbook series published in 2010 and 2011 in the following areas: Business Management Hospitality and Tourism, Computer Science, Energy, Finance, Forensics, Media Technology.

In addition the library subscribes to a few Reference Works:

Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology
Encyclopedia of Energy
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
Encyclopedia of Information Systems
Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition)
Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry


is an entirely web-based eBook platform and is the most relevant and up to date platform available today. Academic and professional titles are available to purchase for library collection from more than 300 of the world's most popular and innovative publishers.

It is now available on the online databases page of the library website: http://mislibsrv.lit.ie

For further information regarding setting up a username and password please read instructions on online databases page or contact Monika.Bukowska@lit.ie

The list of available eBooks from Dawsonera and Science Direct can be accessed at: http://mislibsrv.lit.ie/ftlist/

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Follow our steps to the perfect Valentines:
1. Impress greatly by making a thoughtful gift using our beautiful selection of “artist books” as inspiration (on display in LSAD Library)
2. Borrow from our fabulous and extensive range of cookery books and cook up a delicious meal (shelf number 641.5 LIT Library)
3.Curl up with a fantastic DVD from our eclectic collection, we have romantic classics, crazy horrors (in case you need some clinch power!), beautiful foreign language movies and many more (ask for our list at the desk).


LSAD Library is delighted with their recent acquisition of the “Masters of Cinema” series. Each book comes with a detailed chronology with the director’s early works, education, film shoots and awards noted and there is a filmography in each, with amateur, short and feature films as well as collaborations included. Find out all you ever needed to know about the movies of David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Tim Burton, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorcese, Hitchcock and Kubrick….SWOON!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


CRCnetBASE database is now available on a trial basis until 28 February, 2011.

CRCnetBASE is made up of over 6000 online books (full text handbooks, references, and monographs) that span more than 40 disciplines. In addition to e-books published under the imprint CRC Press, CRCnetBASE also includes online references from Auerbach and Chapman & Hall. The powerful research platform has been adopted throughout the world at academic and corporate institutions.

The subject collections in CRCnetBASE cover a wide range of disciplines, including Information Security, Public Administration, Occupational Health & Safety, and Project Management.

The trial can be accessed via: http://www.crcnetbase.com/

To login, please use the following:

id: limerick
password: limtrial

Your feedback is welcome. Please email Monika Bukowska at Monika.Bukowska@lit.ie

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Moylish Library- 11 Saturdays

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

THE WIRE-new journal in LSAD Library

THE WIRE-Adventures in Modern Music, is now arriving to LSAD library, we began our subscription with this January 2011 Issue:
On The Cover: The Wire’s essential review of the year’s best music, including the Top 50 Records of the Year, writers’ and musicians’ reflections, and essays on 2010’s key developments. Plus: Giuseppe Ielasi, Electronic Voice Phenomena, Scanner's Invisible Jukebox, Peter Christopherson, Lichens, Pat Maherr and much more