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- PublicationAward for the best poster overall (and first-timer) : exploring and extending information literacy support with nursing and midwifery students(European Association for Health Information and Libraries, 2009-08-03)A prime objective for liaison librarians is the development of information literacy (IL) skills programmes within school curricula. This poster illustrates the need for and the development of an embedded IL programme for undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems (SNM&HS) in UCD. It explores and identifies the best route and structure for an information literacy skills programme through collaboration with staff in the school. The poster demonstrates how the programme was designed and implemented to provide appropriate, incremental support and how it engaged with students at each stage. Feedback and reflection on the highlights and challenges of engaging with the students are included. The poster also presents creative training ideas to further engage students and suggests amendments and possibilities for increasing and extending the support offering into the future.
- PublicationBook review : Information literacy meets library 2.0(Library Association of Ireland. Health Sciences Libraries Group, 2009-07)
- PublicationBulkWithdraw: A DSpace utility to withdraw and reinstate a list of items(University College Dublin. Library, 2015-01-29)DSpace utility to withdraw and reinstate a list of items. Withdraws items via the DSpace API. Removes items from browse indexes, OAI-PMH interface and updates the dc.description.provenence field as expected. Tested on DSpace 1.8.2. Install in [dspace_src]/dspace/modules/api/src/main/java/org/dspace/content and rebuild DSpace. Call by running [dspace]/bin/dspace dsrun org.dspace.content.BulkWithdraw login_email password itemIdsFile [reinstate]. ItemIDsFile is a list of DSpace item_ids to be withdrawn, one item_id per line. The default mode is withdraw. Optionally, add 'reinstate' as the fourth argument to completely reverse the process.
- PublicationChildhood interventions to reduce stigma towards peers with disabilities and chronic health conditions: a systematic review(2014-01)
; ; ; ;Stigma is a problem for children with a wide range of disabilities and chronic health conditions including epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, and mental health problems (e.g. ADHD). When stigma occurs, it has particular significance for a child¿s psychological wellbeing and development. Evidence that stigmatizing attitudes develop early in life make it imperative that interventions for school-age children are developed to prevent or reduce stigma. While several interventions exist, most focus on single stigmatized conditions rather than attempting a broader focus on acceptance of peers who are different. The primary goal of the review is to present an evidence-based analysis of anti-stigma interventions. Method: Population: Children and adolescents (6-18 years). Intervention: Interventions must aim to change the study population¿s attitudes or behaviour towards individuals who are disabled or who have chronic health conditions. Search strategy: (i) Searches of: PsycINFO, CINAHL, ERIC, Medline; (ii) checking references at the end relevant articles; and (iii) using Social Science Citation Index and Google Scholar to find articles that cite key references. Conclusions: Conclusions will focus on the transfer of learning from well-developed interventions regarding health conditions, to health conditions for which few anti-stigma interventions currently exist. Age appropriateness of interventions will be a particular focus. 206
- Publication“Click here to order this book”: A case study of print and electronic patron-driven acquisition in University College Dublin(Taylor & Francis, 2014-04-14)
;University College Dublin became the first library in the Republic of Ireland to trial patron-driven acquisition (PDA) as a collection development tool in 2013. 42% of UCD Library’s book budget was allocated to the project, which included both electronic and print books. This paper describes the twelve month project from the tender stage, through evaluation and selection of supplier, to the final money being spent. We analyse which disciplines spent most money, and how usage of PDA titles compared to non-PDA orders placed in the same time period. Finally, we assess the impact of PDA on the library’s workflow. 516Scopus© Citations 7
- PublicationCollaboration and sustainability : integrating information literacy into enquiry and problem-based learning initiatives in UCD(UCD Teaching and Learning, 2010)
- PublicationConceptualising a model to guide nursing and midwifery in the community guided by an evidence review(BioMed Central, 2017-06-29)
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Background: Successful models of nursing and midwifery in the community delivering healthcare throughout the lifespan and across a health and illness continuum are limited, yet necessary to guide global health services. Primary and community health services are the typical points of access for most people and the location where most care is delivered. The scope of primary healthcare is complex and multifaceted and therefore requires a practice framework with sound conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The aim of this paper is to present a conceptual model informed by a scoping evidence review of the literature. Methods: A scoping evidence review of the literature was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) statement. Databases included CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO and SocINDEX using the EBSCO platform and the Cochrane Library using the keywords: model, nursing, midwifery, community, primary care. Grey literature for selected countries was searched using the Google 'advanced' search interface. Data extraction and quality appraisal for both empirical and grey literature were conducted independently by two reviewers. From 127 empirical and 24 non-empirical papers, data extraction parameters, in addition to the usual methodological features, included: the nature of nursing and midwifery; the population group; interventions and main outcomes; components of effective nursing and midwifery outcomes. Results: The evidence was categorised into six broad areas and subsequently synthesised into four themes. These were not mutually exclusive: (1) Integrated and Collaborative Care; (2) Organisation and Delivery of Nursing and Midwifery Care in the Community; (3) Adjuncts to Nursing Care and (4) Overarching Conceptual Model. It is the latter theme that is the focus of this paper. In essence, the model depicts a person/client on a lifespan and preventative-curative trajectory. The health related needs of the client, commensurate with their point position, relative to both trajectories, determines the nurse or midwife intervention. Consequently, it is this need, that determines the discipline or speciality of the nurse or midwife with the most appropriate competencies. Conclusion: Use of a conceptual model of nursing and midwifery to inform decision-making in primary/community based care ensures clinical outcomes are meaningful and more sustainable. Operationalising this model for nursing and midwifery in the community demands strong leadership and effective clinical governance. 251Scopus© Citations 2
- PublicationCooperation in adversity: a political theorist's response(Taylor & Francis, 2017-01)This is a reply to: Lazarus, John. 2017. "Co-operation in adversity: an evolutionary approach." Global Discourse 7 (4): 571–598. https://doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2017.1402426. I found John Lazarus’s ‘Cooperation in Adversity’ (2017) a very interesting read, and one that throws up many interesting questions. My response is very much in the spirit of a cross-disciplinary conversation, as the reactions of a political theorist to a natural scientist. I am therefore entirely open to the possibility that the issues I raise reflect a limited understanding.
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- PublicationDelivering a structured pre-course intern programme at University College Dublin Library(Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL), 2016)
;This article outlines a structured six week interns' programme to provide work experience for those going on to courses in the School of Information and Communication Studies at UCD, or the relevant courses at Dublin Business School. The history of the programme, its re-launch, the content and our experiences in running it are briefly outlined. 72
- PublicationDesigning a Digital Research Accelerator Programme for the Social Sciences at UCD: Preliminary results of a faculty-library collaboration(Routledge, 2020-05-13)
; ; ; ;Alongside calls in the literature for research skills development for undergraduates, University College Dublin’s College of Social Sciences and Law (CoSSL) has identified a need for research skills education for its new Bachelor of Social Sciences programme. In collaboration, academics and the library have created a new course, the Social Sciences Research Accelerator, designed to provide foundational learning of research skills for students transitioning to conduct research projects in their final year. Preliminary testing of the course, which included a small user-testing group of undergraduates who engaged with course activities and then completed a survey evaluation, has been positive. This paper details the partnership between academics and library staff toward a common scholarship goal, including the creation of learning materials, early testing of content, and future work. 277
- PublicationDeveloping COUNTER standards to measure the use of Open Access resources(2017-05-24)There are currently no standards for measuring the use of open digital content, including cultural heritage materials, research data, institutional repositories and open access journals. Such standards would enable libraries and publishers that invest in open digital infrastructure to make evidence-based decisions and demonstrate the return on this investment. The most closely related standard, the COUNTER Code of Practice (CoP), was designed for subscription access e-resources and ensures that publishers provide consistent, credible and comparable usage data. In the open environment, computer programs known as web robots constantly download open content and must be filtered out of usage statistics. The COUNTER Robots Working Group has recently been formed to address this problem and to recommend robot detection techniques that are accurate, applicable and feasible for any provider of open content. Once accepted, they will be incorporated into the COUNTER CoP 5. In this paper we describe the overall goals of the analysis, the scope and techniques for building the dataset and the robot detection techniques under investigation.
- PublicationA dissemination divide? The factors that influence the journal selection decision of Library & Information Studies (LIS) researchers and practitioners(CILIP, 2013-10)With increasing volumes of research output and the continued emergence of new publishing venues, scholarly publishing has become a crowded landscape. This study analyses the factors that influence LIS authors when selecting a journal for submission, and in particular the significance of open access (OA) options and bibliometric indicators in this decision-making process. An online questionnaire with Likert scales was used to collect and rank the preferences and attitudes of LIS professionals. As part of the analysis, two separate sub-groups were examined using inferential statistical tests to explore if the research-practice divide so often cited in the LIS literature is also replicated in journal selection. It is concluded that choosing a journal for LIS research is a complex decision for both faculty members and librarians. Whilst some commonality exists between both groups, many variables show evidence of a divide in practices and preferences in consonance with the existing research.
- PublicationEdna O'Brien at the James Joyce Library(Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland), 2009-03)
- PublicationEposter design: a leap into the unknown(SCONUL, 2014)
;If you haven’t yet come across the concept of the electronic poster or ‘eposter’, then chances are you probably will sometime soon as the format will certainly come into popularity at conferences in the coming years. This article aims to share a recent experience we had of transforming a traditional printed poster presented at the 2014 LILAC conference and turning it into an eposter for the EdTech 2014 conference here in Dublin. 234
- PublicationEvidence-based librarianship : a case study of a print resource cancellation project(Elsevier, 2011-03)
;This article sets out the background, operation, challenges and opportunities entailed in providing access to Management Information System (MIS) data to the subject librarians to enable accurate profiling of print resource usage in a time of severe financial cutbacks in the Library of University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland's largest university. Evidence-Based Librarianship (EBL) provided the framework within which the Library could make these hard decisions as well as providing an iterative process within which decisions could be critiqued, stress tested and ultimately accepted. As the literature shows, flatter, team-based organisational structures can be linked to successful implementation of EBL processes and a discussion of a serials review between Jan 2009 and May 2009 using EBL principles is provided to illustrate the link between EBL and active, effective use of management data. 817Scopus© Citations 8
- PublicationFéile na Bealtaine, Dingle, Co Kerry. Micheál Ó Coileáin and Peadar Ó Fionnáin in conversation with David Teevan(Irish Arts Festivals Archive, 2023-01)
; ; ; ;IAFA Oral History Project comprises first-hand accounts by key members of Irish arts festivals. The project was established to complement and enhance the Irish Arts Festivals Archive collection, with each of the oral histories relating to a festival that has deposited, or is committed to depositing, its archive with IAFA. These collections, which provide unique insights into the contribution of festivals to the arts, cultural and economic life of their communities, are part of the UCD Cultural Heritage Collections, and are held in UCD Archives, in the James Joyce Library. These interviews took place on 16th and 17th September 2022 in Dingle, Co Kerry. 3
- PublicationFocus on the Veterinary Library, University College Dublin(IFP Media, 2007-12)The article highlights the Veterinary Library of the University College Dublin (UCD) in Dublin, Ireland. It relates that the library is an integrated and central element in the veterinary medicine programme at the UCD and its role is a university library that facilitates the needs of students, as well as academic staff of the veterinary sciences and related disciplines. It is also mention that it is the only veterinary library in the country.
- PublicationThe future of librarianship : moving out of the library and into the faculty : how problem-based learning is transforming the traditional role(SCONUL, 2007)This article discusses how the trend towards new approaches in teaching and learning such as problem-based learning are radically impacting on librarians.
- PublicationHow individual consultations with a librarian can support systematic reviews in the social sciences(CILIP Information Literacy Group, 2019-12)The use of systematic review as a research method has become increasingly prevalent in the social and human sciences. However, the role of the librarian in delivering library and information skills (LIS) support in this area remains relatively undocumented, in contrast with the health sciences where systematic review support is often highly visible and embedded. This exploratory study uses qualitative survey data collected from researchers who attended an individual consultation with a librarian and aims to identify the potential role and impact that LIS support can have. The results indicate that both the skills and confidence of researchers increased as a result of the interaction, and that the personalised nature of the consultation provided additional value. However, awareness of the service was relatively low, indicating the need for additional marketing and promotion, as well as increased liaison and engagement with academic and research staff. These findings provide a foundation for further research into the design and delivery of LIS support to those undertaking systematic reviews in the social sicences.
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