Supervisors are now responsible for checking projects/theses for any GDPR issues before depositing them with the library. A few things to watch out for are:
This is a collection of projects and theses written by IT, Sligo students and staff. These include:
The Research collection is in the Quiet Zone (top floor) to the right of the stairs. The postgraduate degrees are shelved by author, firstly the Ph.D.s, then the Masters. The taught and research Masters are shelved separately, the research Masters having a red label marked RES to distinguish them. It is also written on the front page.
The undergraduate degrees and diplomas are then shelved by school. The schools were distinguished by colour when we bound them (green for Engineering, blue for Arts and Humanities, red for Science). The older degree projects are shelved by barcode (bound), then year and author/volume no. followed by the Diploma projects shelved by barcode, then year and author/ volume no.
Any of the newer projects bound in volumes are done alphabetically by author and the author names are on the front, e.g. Kelly – May. The volume nos are on the spine, so vol 1 would have A to H roughly. Most recent projects are bound individually.
Check you have:
RIAN.ie Search the Institutional Repositories of the seven Irish University Libraries and some IoTs.
OpenDoar Open Doar is a directory of repositories and their contents.
Openaire This has superseded Driver as a European Portal of Digital Repositories for scientific output.
Digital Commons Network Provides access to full-text scholarly articles and other research worldwide colleges and universities. This resource is curated by institute librarians and includes much the same content as an IR does.
Trove Australian Research Repository
UMI Proquest We don't have a subscription to this product, but it is a good way for researchers to see if there has been something published in your research area.
The new Institutional Repository for IT Sligo and all other IoTs is Research@THEA (previously known as Cual). It can be searched by author, title, subject, department, supervisor and IoT School and within that, by collection (theses, articles, conferences).
Some undergraduate projects are available in pdf on the library website: see below.
The theses, dissertations and projects are under the "Research" location on the catalogue. Using the advanced search link, enter your search term as normal, and select "Research" from the Location box. Click submit.
When you do a search on Eolas, you can refine it on the left by clicking on the box "IT, Sligo Research" (if there are any hits for it).
Note the author, type of award, year and barcode. If it is one of the older projects, it may be bound with its barcode on the spine. Otherwise, note the year and author/volume.
There are a few things to remember when searching:
As the award that was previously a Diploma is now a Pass degree (Level 7) and the degree is now an Hons degree (Level 8), what people are looking for might seem out of synch. When you search the catalogue, notice that the Hons degrees only go back a few years. For previous years, look at the degrees.
Also some awards have changed name over the years, especially the Quality Management/Assurance, etc. It’s basically the same course – it doesn’t mean we only have two years of any of them.
Most projects submitted now are already bound, so they are individual items. Since 2013, by request of the lecturers, we only accept any over the 70% mark to maintain quality.