Energy and Environment Science


Calling all science students and environmentalists- the library is trying out a new journal and we want your feedback.

Energy and Environment Science is a new journal linking all aspects of the chemical sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science.

So have a look and tell us if it is any good and should we keep it.

Saturday Openings in Aug



The library will be open on Saturday 16 and Saturday 23 Aug 2008 from 10am until 5pm to facilitate study for the repeat exams. Good Luck to all of our students.

Library staff at Cork Conference

Ever wondered what your library staff get up to?
Well some of them attended the IIUG Conference 2008 in University College Cork in July, and as you can see from the photo on the right managed to have an enjoyable time. However, there was serious business to be done too as the staff attended a number of lectures, workshops and trade stands on the UCC campus.
IIUG stands for Irish Innovative Users' Group. Members of the group come from all over Ireland and are users of the library software system Millennium designed by US company Innovative Interfaces. In photo from left to right representing ITT Dublin are: Melody Chinenyanga, Loretta Cowan, Niamh Walker-Headon and IIUG committee member Frank Hodgins.

Comic book adaptions


It seems like Hollywood can't get enough of comic book adaptions. In the cinema, Batman- Return of the Dark Knight is breaking records and Hellboy 2 comes out this week.
Many of the movies that have come out in the last few years have been comic book adaptions- from cult comic "Sin City" to gangster comic "Road to Perdition".

When did comics and graphic novels become mainstream?
If you are interested in the answer to this question you might want to check out an online journal the library has:
Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

For a short history of graphic novels check out
http://www.graphicnovels.brodart.com/history.htm

The Power of Change

The Government is currently running a major communications and public awareness campaign on climate change - the Change campaign.

Would you like to calculate your personal carbon count?

To find out how you can do this logon to the link below.

Heritage Week 24/08-31/08

Heritage Week runs from 24th August - 31st August 2008.
It’s a week long celebration of who we are and where we’ve come from.

There is something taking place in every county and most activities are free of charge or offer great value for money.
From fairs, night-time bat walks, wildlife tours and lectures to music recitals, historical re-enactments, and outdoor activities, there seems to be something for everyone.

So check out http://www.heritageweek.ie/
to see what's on near you.