Recent Submissions

  • Extending community reach: "My Open Library" pilot 

    Stuart, Mary (Offaly County Council, 2017)
  • The Information Professionals’ Network: creating new employment opportunities for librarians 

    O Keeffe, Colin; McGuinness, Claire (Dublin Business School, 2017)
  • Learning from teaching 

    McKenna, Robert (Griffith College, 2017)
  • Big data big opportunities for librarians 2017 

    Hickey, Brian (Dublin Business School, 2017)
  • Enhancing the discovery of (digital) collections – the view from the UK 

    Prosser, David (Research Libraries UK (RLUK), 2016)
    For collections to be useful they must be both discoverable and accessible. This presentation looks at some of the issues facing collections in the UK, including the extent of un-catalogued and poorly described material ...
  • Broken library communications and how to fix them 

    Priestner, Andy (University of Cambridge, 2015)
    How and why its time for librarians and libraries to break from the traditions of linear single track communication and embrace all the communication channels at our fingertips in order to engage and converse with our users.
  • Online library services at Hibernia College : an overview 

    Geraghty, Audrey (Hibernia College, 2016)
    This presentation aimed to provide an overview of the electronic library resources provided in Hibernia College. The areas discussed included library access, collection development, training and the challenges a virtual ...
  • Ten open source tools which will transform your library and your library budget* 

    Hughes, David (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) can be used to great advantage in libraries. This presentation gives a short description and history of FOSS and gives examples of FOSS that can be used in a library setting.
  • A digital marketing strategy for the SAH Journal. Approach and findings 

    Sargent, Pauline (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    The role of librarians is changing from purchasing content behind closed doors to facilitating access to high quality open access content. Research papers and academic articles are hidden behind technical, legal and financial ...
  • Librarian as publisher 

    Kouker, Alexander; Murphy, Conor (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    Alex and Conor introduce SAH Journal ( as an open access academic journal project involving the collaborative efforts of emerging and established scholars as well as academic librarians at the BOBCATSSS ...
  • Research services at DBS library 

    O'Neill, Marie (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    Marie O' Neill explores the expansion of DBS Library's research support services. She discusses key developments during this process including the production of a research development plan, the establishment of a research ...
  • Information literacy meets employability 

    O Keeffe, Colin (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    The proficiencies learned through information literacy (IL) training are life long skills that can be employed post graduation, especially in relation to employment. This presentation examines the evolution of IL; from ...
  • Measuring library impact at DBS 

    Hughes, David (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    Academic libraries need new methods of demonstrating their value to their institutions and their patrons. One potential method is to investigate a link between library usage and student attainment. This presentation ...
  • The opportunities and challenges of hosting on the cloud 

    Hickey, Brian (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    The idea of the presentation is to present at a high level the benefits and pitfalls of using Cloud Computing within a Library setting. As budgets within libraries are becoming further squeezed, more and more of the daily ...
  • Migration to the Koha open source LMS : the DBS Library experience 

    Hughes, David (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    As the Library Management System (LMS) sits at the heart of the library, it is important that both staff (desktop interface) and users (OPAC) are happy with the LMS that is in place. In 2013 after a period of growing ...
  • The role of the librarian in measuring research impact 

    Thornley, Clare (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    In recent years there has been a greater emphasis by research councils, and other bodies, on measuring the impact of research. This presentation examines the different ways in which impact can be measured and discusses ...
  • The reading list challenge : implementing Loughborough Online Reading List Software (LORLS) 

    Brewerton, Gary; O'Neill, Marie (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    This presentation explores the importance of reading lists in the higher education sector asserting that they are integral in transitioning students from ‘dependent to autonomous learners.’ The presentation opens by exploring ...
  • Assignment planner and reference tracking 

    Kouker, Alexander (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    This presentation describes and demonstrates two tools that support and inform the delivery of education services to higher education students. 1) A customised online tool, that can help improve understanding of the library's ...
  • The benefits of cross-institutional collaboration 

    Rogers, Maria; Brittle, Keith (Dublin Business School, 2014)
    This presentation discusses inter-institutional collaboration in the Higher Education sector in Ireland with a particular focus on academic library collaborative initiatives and networks. It begins by asking ‘what is ...