Monday, December 15, 2008
Fashion illustration by Margaret Oliver Brown c1950 (DC 51)
Friday, December 12, 2008
Mon 15 - Fri 19 Dec: 9.30 - 16.45 (CLOSED Weds 17 Dec 12.00 - 14.00)
Mon 22 Dec: 9.30 - 16.45
Tues 23 Dec: 9.30 - 15.30
Weds 24 Dec - Sat 3 Jan: CLOSED
Mon 5 Jan: Normal opening hours resume
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Friday 12th – Monday 15th December
There will be disruption to the Library System from 3pm on Friday 12th December until 5pm on Monday 15th December.
This means the online catalogue will be unavailable temporarily for periods of time both in the Library and remotely. This is due to essential network maintenance.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A large number of journals included in this resource are affiliated with organisations, for example the Journal of Architecture jointly published with the Royal Institute of British Architects, European Planning Studies published with the Association of European Schools of Planning, and Scottish Geographical Journal which is the official journal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
Long-standing and established journals are included, such as Regional Studies (first published in 1967), Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (1958), and Landscape Research (1968).
Access: On-campus access only
Friday, October 31, 2008
The Archives and Collections Centre is located in the basement of the School's Mackintosh Building. This room is shown on Mackintosh's original 1910 plans as a 'boiler room' and more recently housed plant equipment and workshop facilities. The walls of the room have been stripped back to reveal the original brick work and the original doors and windows have been restored. Selected artworks from the collections and GSA student photographs decorate the space. All of this work was undertaken as part of GSA's HLF funded Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday 29th October 2008
Library 1st Floor
12.30 – 1.30p.m.
The Library Forum is an opportunity for students and Library staff to meet to discuss and develop ideas which will enhance the Library and Learning Resources services.
We would be delighted if you came along to give us your views on the service.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Now, instead of being directed to the homepage of the journal's online platform, you will be directed straight to the homepage of the journal itself, meaning you can get straight to the content you need quickly and easily.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
A4 COLOUR 30p
A3 COLOUR 50p
A4 B&W 5p
A3 B&W 9p
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The recent Library Booksale provided a great opportunity to rescue some former GSA Library bookplate designs from withdrawn items.
The GSA Library bookplate has undergone a number of design changes over the years, with each example reflecting the particular design ethos of the age: from the medieval styling of the St Mungo plate and the Germanic appeal of the Eagle design, to the simpler and more minimal designs of the 70s and current day.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
There are many fascinating and potentially very useful programmes covering art, design and architecture that have been recorded on video over the years, as well as hundreds of great films so it is well worth having a look.
Monday, August 04, 2008
In common with the wider GSA, our library readers and visitors come from many different parts of the world. To make our information even more accessible to our international users we've just added a Google Translate widget to all our blogs. This lets you translate any post in one of 23 languages in an instant, including Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese and Swedish.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
We've recently increased our holdings of contemporary and classic fiction titles substantially, creating a whole new collection within the Library in the process. You'll now find all novels, plays, screenplays, short stories, anthologies and poetry on the walkway of the Library's mezzanine level, simply shelved alphabetically for easy browsing. Here you'll find titles by writers as diverse as De Beauvoir, Ballard, Eggers, Welsh, Lessing, Rushdie, Vonnegut, Bukowski, Amis, Kerouac, Bulgakov, Wyndham, O'Brien... and many, many more!
Friday, June 27, 2008
We plan to keep adding images to the site, including more photographs and textiles, along with examples of our architectural archives and Charles Rennie Mackintosh holdings. High resolution versions of the images can be requested by contacting the Archivist at email@example.com.
Archives News is a monthly update on what's been happening with The Glasgow School of Art's archive collections.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
We have recently undertaken a comprehensive review of our current journal subscriptions, to ensure that our journals remain relevant and useful to the developing learning, research, teaching and leisure needs of our users.
A number of new titles have been recommended for subscription by our Subject Librarians, with some current titles recommended for discontinuation.
These recommendations are now available for consultation, and we want to hear your opinions or feedback.
Our consultation document will be available to view on the Library Website until 31 October 2008.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
These DVDs should be of great use to any aspiring animator or filmmaker and of great interest to everyone else.
Monday, June 02, 2008
These journals are mostly published in electronic form only, and are all available online without subscription. Peer-reviewed and mostly published by professional organisations and bodies or university research departments, they provide quality and authoritative articles on a range of subjects. Subjects covered include new media and technology, anthropology, philosophy, architecture, art and design, psychology and cultural theory.
You'll now find hyperlinks for all these journals via a keyword or title search in the Library Catalogue.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Most of the posters are paper based. These have been mechanically cleaned and flattened with paper repairs carried out using a selection of high quality Japanese papers and a wheat starch paste adhesive. Several posters had damaging adhesive residues and tapes adhered to the verso and these were all removed successfully. They are now stored individually within polyester enclosures to ensure their long term preservation.
A small number of posters are printed textiles. These items have undergone light cleaning and repair where appropriate. The posters have now been given custom made storage using high quality conservation grade materials and are now stored rolled alongside other textile collections.
All treatments are fully reversible and have been documented and attached to the catalogue. This conservation work is part of the School's HLF funded Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
We're just purchased a considerable number of new titles on philosophy, cultural theory, sociology, psychology and anthropology. This is in response to feedback from our students and researchers, and has enabled us to plug gaps in our collection in these areas. Our expanded holdings in these subjects will help us to serve the increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary study within art and design.
Holdings for the following writers and theorists have all been vastly expanded. Full details of all the titles can be found in the Library Catalogue.
- Adorno, Agamben, Althusser, Arendt
- Badiou, Barthes, Bataille, Blonsky, Bourriaud, Buber
- Camus, Chomsky, Confucius
- De Beauvoir, Debord, DeLanda, Deleuze, Derrida, Descartes, Durkheim
- Foucault, Freud, Fromm
- Gadamer, Galbraith, Girard, Gramsci, Guattari
- Habermas, Hayek, Hegel, Heidegger, Horkheimer
- Kant, Kierkegaard, Klein, Kropotkin
- Lacan, Laclau, Lenin, Levi-Strauss, Levinas, Lyotard
Marx, Mauss, Merleau-Ponty, Mouffe
- Negri, Niebuhr, Nietzsche
- Ranciere, Ricoeur, Rousseau, Russell
- Said, Sartre, Saussure, Schopenhauer
- Veblen, Virilio
- Weber, Williams, Wittgenstein
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
We have just activated online access to the Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education. Now all our students and staff can access back issues of this journal direct online, back to Vol. 3 in 2004. Access is available from on-campus only.
Access: On campus access only.
We have just activated online access to the Journal of Visual Arts Practice. Now all our students and staff can access back issues of this journal direct online, back to Vol. 4 in 2005. Access is available from on-campus only.
Access: On campus access only.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
We are currently cataloguing and conserving this material in order to make it more accessible to users. This has been made possible by two HLF funded projects: Gillespie Kidd and Coia: Architecture 1956-1987 and The Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project Over half of the material has already been catalogued and a new Project Archivist, Mark Tripney has just started with us to continue this work. The material has recently been relocated to an area adjacent to our conservation studio - allowing our paper conservator, Ann Evans, easy access to the large architectural drawings she is working on.
Monday, April 21, 2008
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Friday, April 04, 2008
- We've added links to the catalogue records of all newspapers, allowing you to access content online. Where archives are available, or where current current only is available, we've provided notes informing you of this.
- We've also added information to the Times, alerting readers of the availability of Palmer's Index to the Times, available on CD-ROM in the Library and perfect if you want to search for articles on a particular subject.
- For the Guardian and Observer, we've added links to the Guardian Digital Archive in the Library Catalogue. This indexes articles in the Guardian from 1821-1975 and in the Observer from 1900-1975. Searching is free, though full-text download is only available via personal subscriptions.
- Finally we've added a link to 19th Century British Library Newspapers from the Herald in the Library Catalogue. This database is available to all GSA students and staff through an Athens account, and provides full-text articles from the Herald from 4 Feb 1820 - 31 Dec 1900.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The innovative audio magazine Audio Arts was established by Bill Furlong in 1973 to provide recordings of interviews and discussions with leading contemporary artists. Over the years those interviewed have included Tacita Dean, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, Michael Craig-Martin, Vanessa Beecroft, Carl Andre and Joseph Beuys. The interviews provide an excellent opportunity to hear artists talking directly about their own work.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
We've withdrawn from stock several books that were out-of-date or superseded, and replaced them with up-to-date editions. We've also ordered in lots of new books to address developing areas of interest or research activity with the School. It's all part of our aim to address library collections to the important research and learning strategies of GSA.
Last but not least, we've also completely reclassified the collection, so that books are more coherently arranged on the shelves. You'll now find sections on research methods, citation and referencing, English language and grammar, foreign languages, copyright, designs and patents, and standards and product directories, along with all the usual encyclopaedias and dictionaries you would expect to find. A complete list of shelfmarks can be found on the Library website.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
The journals covered are:
- Art Book
- Art History
- International Journal of Art and Design Education
- Journal of Architectural Education
Access: Free on campus only.
The Library has just activated online access to 7 key journals via SAGE Journals Online. GSA students and staff now have full-text access to entire back-runs of the journals below - Just simply login to SAGE Journals using your Athens account.
Journals covered are:
- Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
- Journal of Visual Culture
- Lighting Research and Technology
- Space and Culture
- Urban Studies
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Until she's been dressed and deems herself presentable enough to face her public, here's a sneak preview of her new look. It will probably be another 100 years before she's seen in this minimalist state again.
Why take so much trouble and time over restoring her singular charms? In the immortal words of Andie McDowall.... Because she's worth it.
Bound journals currently on the Library's mezzanine will be moving down onto the new roller-racking, with all our architecture and landscape design books moving up onto the mezzanine in their place.
We will be remaining open during the entire duration of these works in order to ensure that none of our students or staff are disadvantaged. However, there may be certain periods of time when some titles or runs of books are not available, either because they are in transit or for health and safety reasons.
Just ask at the Library Service Desk if you find that you are unable to access stock for whatever reason, and we'll do our best to get it to you as quickly as possible.
Now that conservation works are complete we will soon begin the long task of returning thousands of volumes to the Library from storage. In the process we will have to clean all the books before they can be returned to the shelves.
We currently plan to re-open the Mackintosh Library for the beginning of next term, around the 7th April. Although we will do everything we can to have the Library open as quickly as possible, please bear with us during this period.
We'll let you know about the reopening when this important programme of works is complete.