About Greg Sheaf

Greg is a Subject Librarian at Trinity College Library Dublin, as well as looking after its website and social network streams.

EndNote for PC Training, Friday 21/11/14

The Library is pleased to offer the next of its training classes for this term on EndNote X7.2 referencing software, between 10:00 and 12:00 this Friday 21st November in the South Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Just come along, no booking necessary.

This is a hands-on training session on the desktop version using Windows PCs in the Library; Mac users are welcome to attend – the functionality in the Mac version is identical, although the layout is slightly different (as with other software including Word).

The sessions will be repeated every Monday at 14:00 and Friday at 10:00 until Monday 15th December.

Those wishing to use the free EndNote online version should attend a demonstration on Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, which will be repeated every Wednesday until 17th December. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand.

Friends of the Library Lecture – “What Really Happened at the Battle of Clontarf’”

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is €5 (Members & Concessions €2.50). All welcome!

Prof. Seán Duffy (Trinity College Dublin)
19:30, Thursday 27 November 2014
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
on ‘What Really Happened at the Battle of Clontarf’

Seán Duffy is Associate Professor of Medieval History at Trinity College Dublin. He is one of the foremost historians of medieval Ireland, specialising in the period from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries. Among his many publications are: Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf (Dublin, 2013); Encyclopedia of Medieval Ireland,  (London, 2005); Atlas of Irish History (Dublin, 2000); and Ireland in the Middle Ages (Dublin, 1997).

EndNote Online Training, Wednesday 19/11/14

The Library is pleased to offer the next training class for this term on the free EndNote online referencing software, a demonstration this Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand. Just come along, no booking necessary.

The class will be repeated every Wednesday until 17th December.

Those wishing to use the desktop version will be catered for at other classes, running in the South Training Room every Monday at 14:00 and Friday at 10:00 until Monday 15th December.

EndNote for PC Training, Monday 17/11/14

The Library is pleased to offer the next of its training classes for this term on EndNote X7.2 referencing software, between 14:00 and 16:00 this Monday 17th November in the South Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Just come along, no booking necessary.

This is a hands-on training session on the desktop version using PCs in the Library; Mac users are welcome to attend – the functionality in the Mac version is identical, although the layout is slightly different (as with other software including Word).

The sessions will be repeated every Monday at 14:00 and Friday at 10:00 until Monday 15th December.

Those wishing to use the free EndNote online version should attend a demonstration on Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, which will be repeated every Wednesday until 17th December. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand.

EndNote for PC Training, Friday 14/11/14

The Library is pleased to offer the next of its training classes for this term on EndNote X7.2 referencing software, between 10:00 and 12:00 this Friday 14th November in the South Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Just come along, no booking necessary.

This is a hands-on training session on the desktop version using Windows PCs in the Library; Mac users are welcome to attend – the functionality in the Mac version is identical, although the layout is slightly different (as with other software including Word).

The sessions will be repeated every Monday at 14:00 and Friday at 10:00 until Monday 15th December.

Those wishing to use the free EndNote online version should attend a demonstration on Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, which will be repeated every Wednesday until 17th December. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand.

The Skinny on Bad Parchment

Greg Sheaf:

Lovely post on how the copiers of manuscripts got around flaws in the parchment. Via broadsheet.ie.

Originally posted on medievalbooks:

My favourite activity is to touch, smell, and listen to the crackling sound of cows and sheep that have been dead for a thousand years. That’s right, I am talking about medieval parchment, the standard material for books made between the fifth and thirteenth centuries. Animal skin replaced papyrus (standard up to the fifth century) and would ultimately be challenged by paper, which competed for dominance during the later medieval period. Parchment was resilient, however, and it was even used by early printers, including Gutenberg himself – showing the use of animal skin did not die with the medieval manuscript.

There is a lot you can tell from medieval skin. Like a physician today, the book historian can make a diagnosis by observing it carefully. The best quality, for example, feels just like velvet. It usually has an even, off-white colour, and it makes no sound when you turn the page. Bad skin, by contrast, crackles. It is of uneven thickness, and shows staining…

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EndNote Online Training, Wednesday 12/11/14

The Library is pleased to offer the next training class for this term on the free EndNote online referencing software, a demonstration this Wednesday at 13:00 to 14:00 in the North Training Room, Berkeley Basement, Berkeley Library. Attendees of these sessions are welcome to bring along their own laptops, which should be configured to access the College’s wi-fi beforehand. Just come along, no booking necessary.

The class will be repeated every Wednesday until 17th December.

Those wishing to use the desktop version will be catered for at other classes, running in the South Training Room every Monday at 14:00 and Friday at 10:00 until Monday 15th December.