Thursday, January 31, 2008
The Mackintosh Library will remain closed for the duration of these works, with work scheduled to finish on 3 March 2008. Details of the reopening of the Mackintosh Library will be confirmed at a later date.
The Library apologises for the inconvenience this closure may cause. Readers are reminded that the Main Library, which houses that majority of our collections, will remain open for the duration of the Mackintosh Library closure.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The survey will close at midnight on Friday 15th February.
Students click here:
Staff click here:
The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete. It is part of the JISC funded national project investigating e-books. The project has provided institutions with 36 ebooks. These are available via the GSA Library catalogue.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
We are currently comprehensively weeding this collection, removing material that is no longer relevant or has been superseded. We're also sourcing up-to-date versions of many texts. This is all part of a longer-term plan to rebrand this collection as a Research Support Collection, making it much more relevant to the developing research needs of our students and staff, from undergraduate to research level.
We've also mapped our entire journals collection to our online resources, and added notes to all journal records pointing you to online resources that index them or else provide full-text access, like JSTOR.
Our artists' books are now even easier to find. We've added an option to restrict your catalogue searches to this collection via the Collections drop-down list in the Library Catalogue. In addition we've also completely recatalogued the collection, so the catalogue now contains details about designers, printers, fonts and typefaces used.
All artists' books are housed in the Mackintosh Library and can be consulted on a reference only basis.
'19th Century British Library Newspapers' is now available to all GSA students and staff through your Athens account. This resource gives you instant access to some 2 million newspaper pages from the national and regional press of the period. The database is fully searchable, and newspaper images can be magnified for easier reading or reduced for on screen navigation. You can save and print article images, create persistent links and email them to others, and there is even background information about individual newspapers.
We've recently added more than 100 dissertations to the Library from the Mackintosh School of Architecture. Spanning the period 1973-1981, they have a particular focus on planning and urban renewal in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, and most feature useful maps and images from the period. Details can be found on the Library Catalogue, and like all our dissertations, they can be used for reference in the Library.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
These will be every Tuesday evening from 5.15 to 7.15pm in the first floor of the Library and are open to all GSA staff and students. Workshops begin Tuesday 15th January.
Numbers are limited so sign up asap with Kate Donnachie in HR. E-mail: K.Donnachie@gsa.ac.uk or telephone 0141 353 4463
Monday, January 07, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
The Computer Centre and first floor Library resources will be unavailable on the 3rd and 4th of January 2008 due to a fire in the Bourdon building over the Xmas break. The soot and aftermath of the fire is being cleaned over these two days and during the following weekend. We are unable to allow access to the first floor during this period due to health and safety reasons. There will be an update on Monday 7th January with more information regarding when we expect access to return to normal. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and wish you all a Happy New Year!