Tuesday, October 18, 2016

5th International Summit of the Book

In conjunction with the US Library of Congress, the Library Association of Ireland (LAI), the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), Libraries Northern Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, the Society of National, College and University Libraries (SCONUL), the Consortium of National and University Libraries (CONUL) and other partners, Limerick Institute of Technology Library are proud to host the 5th International Summit of the Book, which will be held in the Strand Hotel, Limerick, November 2-3rd 2016 http://www.summitofthebook2016.com/ This is the first time that this prestigious International Summit has been hosted in Ireland. The International Summit of the Book is one of the important initiatives launched by the US Library of Congress to emphasize the key position of the book and libraries in preserving national cultural identities and human civilization. The inaugural Summit took place in Washington D.C. on 6–7 December 2012. Every year, the Summit is held in a city that has a global cultural impact—namely Washington, Singapore and Paris in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. Last year this important cultural event was held for the first time in Africa and the Arab world- in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the ancient city of Alexandria, Egypt under the theme “Books, Reading, and Technology”. Taking inspiration from Samuel Beckett- one of our most eminent writers, the theme for this year’s Summit is ‘Words are all we have,’ the Book: History, Knowledge and Technology, the Voyage’.Eminent international figures, intellectuals, and library professionals from around the world will participate in this event. The Summit which is supported by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the US Library of Congress will discuss key issues on technology and manuscripts, including the role of translation in the preservation and transmission of culture, and the book as an important tool in cultural exchange. The Summit will also discuss the development of books into electronic formats, and its impact on reading; the challenges facing books and the publishing industry and the role of books and reading in societies. This International Summit is a unique and historic event- as it brings together the most important and influential library organisations on the island of Ireland. For further information about the 5th International Summit of the Book please contact: Jerald Cavanagh Institute Librarian, LIT - 00353)61 208806; Mobile (00353)86 8366726 Email Jerald.Cavanagh@lit.ie or Padraig Kirby, Senior Library Assistant, LIT (00353)61 293516; Mobile(00353)87 9734896 Email Padraig.Kirby@lit.ie

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

E-book platform

LIT Library would like to inform that Ebrary database has just moved to the new platform ProQuest Ebook Central. Ebook Central platform has been designed for accessibility and ease of use and is very similar to the Ebraryplatform. All existing Ebrary patron accounts have been transferred to the Ebook Central platform. If you have Ebrary bookmarks or items on the bookshelf, don’t worry, they will be redirected to the new page!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Well done to all who completed their Theses and FYP’s for the last academic year. We are always very excited when they arrive into the library, they are a nice reminder of you and your chosen topic. It’s quite a good feeling when your work is bound and processed and sitting on a shelf for other students to be inspired by, it means all that research has paid off. And they are ‘Library use only’ so they get extra special attention and no-one can take them home. And for all of you currently pondering a topic and beginning the research process don’t be afraid to avail of library training...it really will make life easier!