Training resources

Graduate Programmes in Library and Information Studies

Qualifications recognised by the Library Association of Ireland (LAI)

Qualifications recognised by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

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Dublin Business School

Aberystwyth UniversityAberystwyth University Department of Information Studies

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CPD Events

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Aberystwyth University Department of Information Studies

“We continue to offer a select range of Short Courses for continuous professional development (CPD) by online Distance Learning.”

An Foras Feasa events

Archives Hub Data Creation

“Here you will find information to get you started with creating descriptions, and to edit and enhance your descriptions.”

Code Academy

“Learn to code interactively, for free.


“Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organisations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.”

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP)

“The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation.”

Digitisation in a Day


Get free online courses where you can learn more about Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word, and be more productive in just five minutes.

“We provide training to more than 4 million people, and our members tell us that helps them stay ahead of software updates, pick up brand-new skills, switch careers, land promotions, and explore new hobbies.”


MANTRA is a free online course designed for researchers or others who manage digital data as part of a research project.

McGrath Barrett & Associates

“Founded in 1994, McGrath Barrett & Associates provides high-quality, relevant and enjoyable training courses for the staff of libraries and information services in Ireland.”

Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information

“This course describes how Metadata is used as an information tool for the Web, for databases, and for the software and computing applications around us.”

Python Programming for the Humanities

In this book you will be thoroughly introduced to the language and be taught to program basic algorithmic procedures. The book expects no prior experience with programming, although we hope to provide some interesting insights and skills for more advanced programmers as well.

Stanford Online Databases Course

Understanding MARC Authority Records

Understanding MARC Bibliographic


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