Thursday, July 30, 2009

Athens service continues

Further to the post on 13th July 2009 the Athens service has been extended and will not cease to function from 1st August 2009 as previously stated. The MyGSA service will be rolled out in due course and all Athens users will be kept informed. All Athens accounts will operate as normal until further notice.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New MyGSA service to replace Athens

New MyGSA service to replace Athens
As of the 1st August 2009 a new service will be launched to replace the Athens service which allows access to many online resources. The new MyGSA service allows staff and students to use their GSA login and password (as is already used for email, VLE etc) instead of a separate Athens login and password. No need to remember two different logins and passwords!

More information will be distributed by email and on Learning Resources blogs and website nearer to the 1st August, in the meantime Athens accounts will operate as usual.

Your Athens username/password will cease to function to access any electronic resources from the 1st August 2009.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Library Display: Ian Hamilton Finlay

This month's library display is of artists' books from Ian Hamilton Finlay's Wild Hawthorn Press. GSA Library has an extensive collection of Finlay's artist's books, with over 200 examples ranging from booklets, to postcards, to stamps. The display has been curated by Hanna Kilpi, our library placement volunteer.
"The art of Ian Hamilton Finlay is unusual for encompassing a variety of different media and discourses. Poetry, philosophy, history, gardening and landscape design are among the genres of expression through which his work moves, and his activities have assumed concrete form in cards, books, prints, inscribed stone or wood sculptures, room installations and fully realised garden environments. Common to all of Finlay's diverse production is the inscription of language - words, invented or borrowed phrases and other semiotic devices - onto real objects and thus into the world. That language inhabits, for Finlay, a material or real dimension gives rise to the two seemingly opposed but signal characteristics of his work."
For further information on Ian Hamilton Finlay see