Friday, November 15, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 18th November- Sunday 24th November

Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.



PRE-EXAM MODE: From Monday 11th November, 26 York Street goes into Pre-Exam Mode - see email from the Dean to all students on Friday 1st November.  
26 York Street is in Pre-Examination Mode, Monday 11th November– Sunday 24th November 2019
  • No tours in the building after 3pm, unless approved by the College’s Senior Management Team.
  • Catering on the concourses on Levels -1, 3 and 4 will be minimised as much as possible.
  • Desks around the atria on Levels 3 and 4 will not be used for serving refreshments


#FairSpaceForAll - Bookmarks available in 26 York St Library Spaces


See our full explainer blog post on #FSFA here.

How do they work? 
Grab a bookmark when you come into the library or when you find your seat. When you want to leave your seat, fill in the date and the time you leave, and be back with 45 minutes!


If you are leaving your seat for more than 45 minutes, take your belongings with you or they might get packed up and moved to the concourse area on that floor - i.e. opposite the main lifts.


When can items be moved? Items can be moved when you have not followed the policy of noting the date and time you have left your desk, or if you are gone longer than 45 minutes, or if you put the wrong time on your bookmark, or if you don't use a bookmark at all.


When are items cleared from desks? This can happen at any time, in any area of the library to any desk not adhering to the policy. Sometimes only one desk might be cleared, sometimes all desks might be cleared so the best advice is to adhere to the policy!


Ask at the Library Information Point in 26 York Street for more information.


Additional Study Spaces this week 


Library BiteSize Sessions: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library


Lots of Library BiteSize sessions planned for the next couple of weeks: Students can sign up from Moodle here.

Library Space Bookings 

*Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.

Computer Room Bookings
 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 

10:00-12:30 RCSI Training

12:30-14:00 RCSI Training
11:00-15:00
RCSI NQAIS
12:30-14:00 RCSI Training14:00-17:00 Curriculum session

There are a lot of curriculum bookings in the computer room this week. If anyone needs a computer there are computers available in the Learning Commons, L0 - Reading Lounge, L1 - Collaborative Zone, L2



Expo Stage Bookings

 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
13:00-13:30 S.E.C.S.E RCSI & Homeless Period Ireland

16:00-18:00 S.E.C.S.E RCSI & Homeless Period Ireland
09:00-17:00 Omani National Day

11:00-15:00 Student barometer (Study Pod 1)
09:00- 17:00 CIMSA Gives Back (Study pod 1)

12:00-15:00 Enviro Soc - Healthcare without Harm Info Day 
10:00- 17:00 S.E.C.S.E RCSI & Homeless Period Ireland09:00 - 17:00 Cancer Soc

Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? Email library@rcsi.com. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 11th November- Sunday 17th November

Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.



PRE-EXAM MODE: From Monday 11th November, 26 York Street goes into Pre-Exam Mode - see email from the Dean to all students on Friday 1st November.  
26 York Street is in Pre-Examination Mode, Monday 11th November– Sunday 24th November 2019
  • No tours in the building after 3pm, unless approved by the College’s Senior Management Team.
  • Catering on the concourses on Levels -1, 3 and 4 will be minimised as much as possible.
  • Desks around the atria on Levels 3 and 4 will not be used for serving refreshments


#FairSpaceForAll - Bookmarks available in 26 York St Library Spaces


See our full explainer blog post on #FSFA here.

How do they work? 
Grab a bookmark when you come into the library or when you find your seat. When you want to leave your seat, fill in the date and the time you leave, and be back with 45 minutes!


If you are leaving your seat for more than 45 minutes, take your belongings with you or they might get packed up and moved to the concourse area on that floor - i.e. opposite the main lifts.


When can items be moved? Items can be moved when you have not followed the policy of noting the date and time you have left your desk, or if you are gone longer than 45 minutes, or if you put the wrong time on your bookmark, or if you don't use a bookmark at all.


When are items cleared from desks? This can happen at any time, in any area of the library to any desk not adhering to the policy. Sometimes only one desk might be cleared, sometimes all desks might be cleared so the best advice is to adhere to the policy!


Ask at the Library Information Point in 26 York Street for more information.


Additional Study Spaces this week 


Library BiteSize Sessions: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library

Library on Moodle

RCSI Library have invited a DynaMed representative to give dedicated BiteSize sessions to help all students make the most of DynaMed. - Sign up via our Library on Moodle page
Library on Moodle



Lots of Library BiteSize sessions planned for the next couple of weeks: Students can sign up from Moodle here.

Library Space Bookings 

*Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.

Computer Room Bookings
 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
9am-5pm
RCSI CPD 

5pm-6pm
Library Session
11am-3pm
NQAIS
12pm-2pm RCSI Curriculum Session9am-5pm
Library Session

11am-1pm
RCSI Curriculum Session

1pm-5p
Library Session


There are a lot of curriculum bookings in the computer room this week. If anyone needs a computer there are computers available in the Learning Commons, L0 - Reading Lounge, L1 - Collaborative Zone, L2



Expo Stage Bookings

 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
12pm-5pm
PIBS- Ticket sales (Diwali : Bollywood Through the Years)
12pm-6pm
Irish Society - Gaeilge24


6pm-8pm
Friends of MSF

11am-3pm
Student Barometer Survey
11am-3pm Library BiteSize - Discover DynaMed

3pm-5pm
PIBS- Ticket sales 
12pm-3pm
PIBS- Ticket sales 

3pm-6pm RCSI SU Guinness World Record
3pm-6pm 
Charity Clothes Drive

Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? Email library@rcsi.com. 

Friday, November 1, 2019

Open Access Week 2019 - Week in Review



This year’s OA Week at RCSI saw two external speakers from Health Research Board join us.



Aileen Sheehy, the Data Policy Programme Officer, described HRB Open Research, the F1000 hosted publishing platform available for the outputs of any projects with HRB funded participants. These could be supporting papers such as a study protocol or research notes, not necessarily the main academic publication from a project, though these are welcome too. The platform provides a fast publication method with preprints published within 2 or 3 weeks of submission and peer review then conducted openly. There is no editorial interference in content, with checks just made for plagiarism and readability.   

Aileen also spoke about Open Access more generally, mentioning HRB’s signing of DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) and their new Data Sharing policy coming in from January 2020. HRB are working with other Irish funders and with the national NORF group (National Open Research Forum) to ensure requirements are aligned.



On Wednesday Annalisa Montesanti, Programme Manager – Health Research Careers, spoke about HRB’s work to develop a pilot programme for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) research data. HRB see research data as an important and expensive output of scholarly research. All HRB-funded projects will be expected to complete and maintain Data Management Plans in future and by sharing the metadata and where possible the data itself they hope to enhance the value and benefits from research.

Andrew Simpson, Associate Librarian (Education, Research & Clinical Support) also presented brief updates on latest developments in RCSI and beyond, including RCSI’s own policies in these areas and the new RCSI Repository currently being developed.

All presentations along with RCSI’s own policies on Open Access and Research Data Management are available on the Open Science page of the Research and Innovation section of the staff portal [internal link].

Interested in finding out more about Open Access, Research Data Management and supports offered to researchers at RCSI Library? Check out our Research Support LibGuide.



Library Life Blog: Monday 4th November- Sunday 10th November

Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.

26 York Extended Opening Hours:

Tuesday 29th October to Tuesday 17th December  2019
www.rcsi.ie/library_openinghours


#FairSpaceForAll - Bookmarks available in 26 York St Library Spaces


See our full explainer blog post on #FSFA here.

How do they work? 
Grab a bookmark when you come into the library or when you find your seat. When you want to leave your seat, fill in the date and the time you leave, and be back with 45 minutes!


If you are leaving your seat for more than 45 minutes, take your belongings with you or they might get packed up and moved to the concourse area on that floor - i.e. opposite the main lifts.


When can items be moved? Items can be moved when you have not followed the policy of noting the date and time you have left your desk, or if you are gone longer than 45 minutes, or if you put the wrong time on your bookmark, or if you don't use a bookmark at all.


When are items cleared from desks? This can happen at any time, in any area of the library to any desk not adhering to the policy. Sometimes only one desk might be cleared, sometimes all desks might be cleared so the best advice is to adhere to the policy!


Ask at the Library Information Point in 26 York Street for more information.


Additional Study Spaces this week 



Library BiteSize Sessions: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library


Lots of Library BiteSize sessions planned for the next couple of weeks: Students can sign up from Moodle here.

Library Space Bookings 

*Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.

Computer Room Bookings
 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
09:00-11:00
RCSI Researcher Session
09:30-11:00
RCSI Researcher Session
09:00-11:00
RCSI Researcher Session
11:00-15:00
NQAIS
15:00-17:00
curriculum session
14:00-16:30
Surgical Affairs

There are a lot of curriculum bookings in the computer room this week. If anyone needs a computer there are computers available in the Learning Commons, L0 - Reading Lounge, L1 - Collaborative Zone, L2



Expo Stage Bookings

 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
1pm-5pm
Book Society

Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? Email library@rcsi.com.