Friday, October 31, 2008

Archives News: October 2008

The new Archives and Collections Centre is now open delivering improved access to GSA's historical collections. The centre provides work space for individual researchers and study groups, projector/presentation facilities, and open access reference material. Users are able to visit the centre and view the collections in person by appointment. More information about our opening times and collections can be found on our new webpages at:

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
Computer Centre
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

Direct Links to Online Journals in Library Catalogue

We've just updated all the links to online journals in the Library Catalogue.
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

New & Improved Photocopying Service

The Library has great new and improved photocopying services. Five new colour copiers have been installed into the Library. Four have placed on the ground floor and one has been placed upstairs in the reading area. The cost of colour copying has been reduced and there is no need to buy a photocopy card any more. The prices are as follows:



A4 B&W 5p

A3 B&W 9p

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

GSA Library Bookplates Through the Years

The recent Library Booksale provided a great opportunity to rescue some former GSA Library bookplate designs from withdrawn items.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.