Tag Archives: UCC Library

Pi Day and Historical Recipes

Pi and Pi Day Pi is often represented by the lower-case Greek letter π and it is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.   Pi is an irrational number (a decimal with no end and no repeating … Continue reading

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Seachtain na Gaeilge: Irish Language Manuscript Collections at UCC Library

UCC Library’s Special Collections & Archives has rich Irish language collections including: The personal book collection of 20th century professor of Irish at UCC: Prof. Tadhg O Donnchadha also known as Torna. Items in Irish from the Older Printed Books … Continue reading

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#ColorOurCollections’: Images from the Archives

When my colleague Elaine Harrington proposed UCC Library’s Special Collections & Archives contribute to the #ColourOurCollections colouring festival I wondered what would work from the archival collections. When you hear “archives” do you automatically think “old stuff…like letters”. These are … Continue reading

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#ColourOurCollections: Introduction

What is #ColourOurCollections? Colour Our Collections is an annual international colouring festival on social media where libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions share free colouring content featuring images from their collections. It was launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in … Continue reading

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George Boole: Academic, Author, Husband and Father

This highlights additional original George Boole material or Boole-related information that forms part of George Boole archives at UCC Library. Continue reading

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Cork Motor Derby 1938

As many archivists will tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of discovering a new item or collection in the archive that really excites you. My latest such example of this professional rush came when I was formally accepting … Continue reading

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1972: Ireland Votes For Change

On the 11th October 2017, Emeritus Professor J.J. Lee launched UCC Library’s latest exhibition 1972:Ireland Votes For Change.  The exhibition, curated by Emer Twomey and Emma Horgan (Archivists, UCC Library) marks the donation of the Neville Keery Collection to University … Continue reading

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Theses 1000

This week the UCC institutional repository, CORA has reached a milestone moment surpassing 1,000 doctoral thesis records. Since Autumn 2013, doctoral candidates have been required to submit their thesis record and abstract to CORA therefore the bulk of our collection … Continue reading

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UCC’s Special Collections on Shush! Sounds from UCC Library

Recently I was asked to record a segment about UCC Library’s Special Collections for a music & library radio chat show: Shush! Sounds from UCC Library. The show is hosted by Martin O’Connor & Ronan Madden for UCC 98.3 FM Monday … Continue reading

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Cervantes ‘Prince of Wits’: A Printed Legacy

This year we celebrate the 400th anniversaries of the deaths of two literary geniuses: Shakespeare (died 3 May 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Cervantes (died 22 April 1616 in Madrid). To mark Cervantes’ anniversary UCC Library in conjunction with the Dept. … Continue reading

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