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New staff

Reading Lists


Digital Space Plan

Current Exhibition

Culture Night

Open Access Week

UCC Library


UCC Library warmly welcomes you to

campus for the new semester. We've

been busy preparing our libraries for the

new academic year. And we are as

always, committed to providing excellent

library services that are agile and


Please keep an eye our new updated

website and social media for the inside

scoop on some of the things happening in

UCC library.



Kim Smyth has recently joined UCC Library

team as Assistant Librarian (Collection

Services). Kim has worked in Cork County

Library & Arts Service in a variety of roles since

2005. She has led the management of

collections as part of the Local Studies Library

and was responsible for digitising this

collection also. Kim has also held roles as

Information Officer in a publishing firm in

London and served as Library Assistant in

Cork Institute of Technology earlier in her


Kim will play an integral role in developing

new collections-based services such as the

UCC Library Reading Lists Online Service.

Kim’s email is ksmyth@ucc.ie

Dr. Deborah Thorpe has recently been

appointed the role of Research Data Steward

at UCC Library. She now works as part of the

Library Research Support team. Deborah has

a wide range of experience and has

previously worked as the Education &

Outreach Manager at the Digital Repository of

Ireland. She had responsibility for planning

and delivering DRI's training programme in

digital preservation and data deposit

workflows as well as responsibility for

planning DRI's researcher education


Deborah’s email address is dthorpe@ucc.ie



David Late Tibette was born in

Malaysia in 1960, and lives in

Hastings Old Town, England,

with his Sidereal Queen Ania

Goszczyńska and their three

cats, Fairy, Gef!, and Voirrey. He

is the UrSource of the

Hallucinatory Pop Group Current

93. His hobbies are studying and

translating texts from Akkadian,

Biblical Hebrew, Coptic, and

Ugaritic, and also painting,

feeding BirdSong, reading

supernatural fiction, and

rebuilding Borley Rectory. In his

spare time he enjoys building

Golems out of the local clay (and

so now and then אמת < מת <


UCC Library in partnership

with the Department for the

Study of Religions.

This exhibition will run until

24 September 2022.


Do you care about how your food is grown, handled, how its sourced,

and packaged? We are and so have partnered with Green Towers

Ireland to produce our own food! All produce will be available to staff

and students when harvested so keep an eye on the growth!

Take control of your food supply.


Over the summer, UCC Library began transforming some underutilised spaces in the Boole Library.

We are delighted to announce the development of the Digital Scholarship Studio on Q+1. The Digital

Scholarship Studio will provide access to hardware and software that enable new modes of knowledge

building and creates opportunities for students to develop their digital literacy and integrate digital tools into

their learning. The Digital Scholarship Studio will provide access to a wide range of specialist software

including the full Adobe suite, video editing, sound editing, 3D rendering, 3D printing, scanning and more.

The existing equipment booking service will also be located within the space and it will compliment other

spaces within the Library such as the VR Digital Environment Lounge and the Library Studio.

Q+2 will be the new home for some of the Library’s Research Support services including Open Access,

Research Data Service, Scholarly Communications and ORCID.

On Q+3, we will be adding 37 new individual study spaces to the Library.

The development of new technology rich learning spaces in the Library is part of the overall Library space

master plan.



In the modern world , Libraries are

adopting new technologies to

expand their offerings whilst

assisting users to access traditional

materials. The house points

Reading lists went which as follows: sit within the

VLE helps the Library to become

part of all learning experiences and

firmly situates it at the Heart of UCC

UCC Reading Lists for Canvas is a

service provided by UCC Library, using

Keylinks software, that will give

students direct access to course

readings via Canvas.

Reading Lists For Canvas provides easy

access to your reading lists for each

module. Your reading list can show the

location and availability of print books

in the library and direct links to

digitised chapters, e-books, and journal


Other resources such as videos and

links to databases and websites can

also be included. Lists can be arranged

by category, such as 'essential' and

'recommended', divided into topics or

arranged by date.

reading lists are

fundamental to the

development of information

literacy in a higher

education learning

environment as they tell

students that they have an

information need".

Webinar - New Horizons in

Open Access publishing

October 25th 10.00-12.00

Open Access (OA) publishing is well established in our

research landscape, and the advantages of OA are clear but

unfortunately the mechanism and metrics are still tangled with

for profit publishers meaning at some point someone must

pay. Diamond OA refers to Open Access journals and

platforms that are free to both authors and readers. Science

Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National

Research Agency (ANR) recently presented an action plan on

Diamond OA and the landmark Open Access Diamond

Journals Study found that Diamond OA contributes 45% of

OA publishing globally. This coincides with the finalising of the

Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment which aims to

move us away from publish or perish metric to an ecosystem

that recognises the diverse outputs, practices and activities

that maximise the quality and impact of research. During this

webinar we will hear from Dr Samuel Moore about the

potential that could be unlocked with a move towards

Diamond OA and from Prof. Toma Susi on how the reform of

research metrics and assessment could enable this move. Our

Scholarly Comms Librarian Donna Ó Doibhlin will outline the

options for OA publishing in UCC and we will hear more about

CORA our institutional repository. We will also hear from the

editors of some of our homegrown Diamond OA journals

Boolean and Scenario on their journey and the support that

UCC Library has provided along the way.

For abstracts and bios follow this link



To register for this event please click on the link


UCC Library is very happy to be part of Cork City of Culture 2022. We are holding three special events for the


Show & Tell – Life on Land: Trees & Birds from the 17th to 21st Centuries


This show & tell accompanies the online exhibition ‘Life on Land: Trees and Birds from the 17th-21st

Centuries’. In this show & tell we’ll explore some of the items in the online exhibition as well as others

selected from collections in UCC Library’s Special Collections. You’ll see maps, posters, prints and books of

trees and birds as drawn and described by mapmakers, artists, botanists, philosophers, ornithologists,

writers, photographers.

Make your own Zine workshop


Share your thoughts, feelings, creativity, experience, and/or knowledge with others! A zine is a smallcirculation

self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Zines are often part of a DIY (do

it yourself) culture which often includes people from marginalized communities or those who don’t have

access to more mainstream publishing options.

Boa Morte Live at UCC Library


UCC Library are very excited to host a special one off performance by ‘alternative folk rock band’ Boa Morte.

They will be playing in entirety their forthcoming album, The Total Space, and now is your chance to get a

sneak preview of the album in its entirety, months before release.

Booking opens Friday, 9th September.

We hope to see you for one, or more of the events.

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