Monday, December 20, 2010

21st December disruption to Catalogue and Library web site

There will be a disruption to service for the Library Website and online catalogue from 4.30pm on 21st December. Normal service will be resumed at 9am on 22nd December. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Online Catalogue available - normal service resumed

The Library online catalogue is now available again

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monday 20th Dec Disruption to Library Catalogue

There will be no access to the online Library Catalogue between 8am and 5pm pn Monday 20th December. This is due to an essential major software upgrade. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Very Happy Christmas and a Good New Year from everyone in Learning Resources!


A Very Happy Christmas and a Good New Year from everyone in Learning Resources!

Plate from ‘Good King Wenceslas’ illustrated by Jessie M King currently on display in GSA Library to complement the ‘Glasgow Girls’ exhibition

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Opening Times week 13th-17th December

The Library will be open 9am - 4.45pm during the week 13th-17th December during Xmas vacation.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

5pm closure for Library and Computer Centre today

Due to the continuing poor weather conditions, the Library and Computer Centre will close at 5pm today, Tuesday 7 December. Our apologies for any inconvenience; we plan to open as usual at 9am tomorrow. Remember that our website can be used to access many of our resources online from wherever you are.

Monday, December 06, 2010

5pm closure for Library and Computer Centre today

Due to the continuing poor weather conditions, the Library and Computer Centre will close at 5pm today, Monday 6 December. Our apologies for any inconvenience; we plan to open as usual at 9am tomorrow. Remember that our website can be used to access many of our resources online from wherever you are.

Project MUSE


We've just finished adding another 80 e-journals to the library catalogue, all of which are available on-campus at GSA via Project MUSE. The titles cover all subject disciplines, including women's studies, philosophy and history, technology, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and many more. A particular bonus is that most journals are available up to and including their latest issues.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

7pm closure for Library and Computer Centre tonight

Due to staff shortages and inclement weather, GSA's Library and Computer Centre will close at 7pm tonight, Thursday 2 December. We apologise for this, and plan to open as usual from 9am tomorrow. Remember that many of our resources can be accessed online via our web pages.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

7pm closure for Library and Computer Centre tonight

Due to staff shortages and inclement weather, the GSA Library and Computer Centre will close at 7pm tonight, Wednesday 1 December. We apologise for this, and plan to open as usual at 9am tomorrow. Again, don't forget that many of our resources can be accessed online via our web pages.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

7pm closure for Library and Computer Centre tonight

Due to staff shortages and inclement weather the GSA Library and Computer Centre will close at 7pm tonight Tuesday 30 November. We apologise for this, and plan to re-open as usual at 9am tomorrow morning. Don't forget that many of our resources can be accessed online via our web pages.

Monday, November 29, 2010

7pm closure for Library and Computer Centre tonight

Due to staff shortages and inclement weather the GSA Library and Computer Centre will close at 7pm tonight Monday 29th November.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Library Display: Bookbindings by Jessie M. King











To complement the Glasgow Girls exhibition which has just opened in the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Gallery, the GSA Library is currently showing a display of bookbindings by Jessie M. King from its Special Collections. The bindings span the entire length of King's career. One cabinet is situated just inside on the Library entrance, with another on the top floor next to the Librarians' Office.
Readers can also download a complete bibliography of bindings and illustrated books by King held by GSA Library at http://www2.gsa.ac.uk/library/bibliographies.html

MyGSA Service now resumed

Access to online resources via the MyGSA service was restored on Friday 19th November. Please contact j.boyd@gsa.ac.uk if you are still experiencing problems with access.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Disruption to MyGSA online resource access

At present there are disruptions to the MyGSA service which allows login to online resources. Many of the online resources are still available from computers within the GSA network but will not be available externally. We would like to apologise for this disruption to service and assure you that steps are being taken to solve the issue as quickly as possible.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Adobe Flash workshops

Starting tonight 11th November at 5.15pm the Learning Resources IT Twilight classes continue with 3 workshops on Flash.

Thursday 11th November - Animation Types
Thursday 18th November - Interactive buttons and shape tweening
Thursday 25th November - File formats and use of files

To attend a class simply turn up at 5.15pm or before and grab a seat in the iMac training room. The first 20 people to turn up get a place. If you have Flash on your own laptop you can bring it along and work on that.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Mid-term holiday 8th November

Glasgow School of Art Library and Computer Centre will be closed for the mid-term holiday next Monday 8th November. We will be open as usual at 9am on Tuesday the 9th November.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Glasgow's Mitchell Library

Staff from the Mitchell Library will be in the GSA Library on Tuesday 2 November between 0930 and 1800. They will be promoting the many excellent services that Glasgow libraries can offer, not just in the Mitchell, but in the 32 community libraries across the city. This is a great opportunity to talk to staff and to join up for free!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Photoshop workshop open to all students tonight!

A reminder to everyone that the second workshop on Photoshop will be king place tonight at 5.15pm - 6.15pm in the Computer Centre iMac training room on the first floor of the Library. The first 20 people to bag an iMac secure a place on the session. There are also additional spaces if you want to bring along a Mac or PC laptop and join in. This weeks session will be on the topic of Colour - formats, manipulation & enhancements.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

New Exhibition of recently recovered Bookstore reference items!


After coming perilously close to a disastrous end these items from the GSA Bookstore have been rescued and preserved for future generations. Now featuring in a mini-exhibition in the Main Library, you can see a hand picked selection of plates and books in the display cases. Hopefully they will spark some creativity if not a curiosity in the rest of the Bookstore Reference Collection.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Interview with the GSA Library

In this podcast from library systems supplier Talis, GSA Head of Learning Resources Catherine Nicholson talks with Academic Liaison Librarians David Buri and Duncan Chappell about how the GSA Library has used technology to enhance the user experience.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Glasgow School of Art scoops 'Outstanding Library Team' award



GSA was unanimously judged to be the winning 'Outstanding Library Team' at the annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel June 17. Our entry centred around 'InfosmArt', our in-house interactive course in information and research skills for art, design and architecture students. The judges cited our '...innovative use of technology...to help students realise their potential and broaden their research horizons.'

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Library booksale


Between now and 22 June, the Library is holding a sale of surplus art, design and architecture books and journals. All proceeds will be used to support the Library's future work. The sale is taking place on the ground floor of the Library, and runs from 0915-1645 Monday to Friday.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blog Launch: Treasures of GSA Library


We've just launched a new dedicated blog for our Special and Rare Books Collections, called Treasures of GSA Library. We'll be posting regularly with features and showcases on some of the gems, both expected and unexpected, in the Glasgow School of Art Library, along with images and histories.
The Special and Rare Books Collections comprise about 700 titles on all aspects of art, design and architecture. Most titles are held in the Mackintosh Library, with access by appointment with the Librarians.
Link: http://gsatreasures.blogspot.com

Friday, April 30, 2010

Bank Holiday Closure

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 3rd May 2010. We will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4th May.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

GSA Library Participates in Read In! Read Out!


The Library has loaned a number of books on women artists and on feminism to the Read Out! Read In! exhibition at the Centre of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
Artists Faith Wilding and Kate Davis have invited a wide range of collaborators to select up to three texts. The result is a rich and expansive archive of texts, publications, audio/video, film-clips and images which are available through an online archive and at the ‘Read Out! Read In!’ reading room and library at the CCA, produced in collaboration with Glasgow Women’s Library. The reading room is available from April 16th-May 29th 2010. This material is also providing starting points for a network of reading groups and seminar events which have begun in Glasgow and Chicago and will continue on an international basis leading up to, during and after the exhibition.

Friday, April 09, 2010

We're 1000 Today!


Although we don't look it, it's actually our 1,000th birthday today. We've blogged 1,000 posts on our Art and Design Resources blog since we started 3 years ago. That's an average of nearly 1 post a day. We're already looking forward to our next 1,000!
Link: http://gsaartdesign.blogspot.com

Library Display: Franticham's Assembling Boxes


The Library's new display on the top floor of the Main Library features the latest acquisitions to the Artists' Books Collection, Franticham's Assembling Boxes nos. 1 & 2.
These limited edition publications from Red Fox Press in Ireland comprise A5 cardboard boxes filled with 23 limited edition artworks by invited contributing artists, from prints to postcards, and from badges to metalwork. The theme of the boxes is visual poetry and other Fluxus-inspired work.
Each box comes in a limited edition of 40 signed and editioned copies, with only 15 made available for sale.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Library reopened

The GSA Library has now been fully reopened and normal service resumed following the earlier alarm siren fault.

Partial short-term library closure

Due to an alarm siren fault, the downstairs area of the GSA Library is currently closed. The upper floor of the Library (IT, current journals and reading area) is open as usual, with access via the Architecture department. Books and DVDs may be returned to any member of Library staff on the upper floor. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause; the Library will fully reopen as soon as the fault is rectified.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Library closed Wed 31st March for Staff Development Day

The Library will be closed all day on Wednesday 31st March for staff development

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Thursday, March 25, 2010

InfosmART Chosen for Best of the West


The GSA Library's innovative InfosmART suite of information skills training has been chosen for the Best of the West site from the JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland South and West. The site gathers examples of effective and innovative practice from the RSC's supported institutions in order to share knowledge and expertise around the region.
InfosmART is a portfolio of online learning modules in information and research skills for the Glasgow School of Art’s learning, teaching and research communities, brought to you from GSA Library.
You can read a full case study of InfosmART on the Best of the West website.
Link: http://www.rsc-sw-scotland.ac.uk/best_of_the_west/BoW.htm

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Artists' Books Talk

Duncan Chappell from GSA on Vimeo.


A recording of the lunchtime talk at GSA's Archives and Collections Centre 12.00-13.00 3rd February 2010 in which Duncan Chappell, Academic Liaison Librarian at GSA, talks about the extensive collection of artists books held by the Library.
"The Glasgow School of Art Library has a superb and comprehensive collection of artists' books, amassed over many years. Housed in the Mackintosh Library, the collection can be consulted during its normal opening hours and features over 2,000 items. Items in the collection come in all kinds of forms: from edible books to calendars, and from multiples to musical books that play a tune. We even have books in the form of moebius strips, or books made from human DNA embedded and fired in porcelain. We continue to actively build the collection today. This short talk by Librarian Duncan Chappell will introduce a wide range of examples, with an opportunity to learn more about the Library’s collection. There will also be an opportunity to browse through the books on display."

Monday, March 15, 2010

GSA Library User Survey 2010 - ** Win a Sony Walkmap MP3 player 4GB**

GSA Library User Survey 2010
** Win a Sony Walkmap MP3 player 4GB**

The annual Library User Satisfaction Survey takes place from 15th March until 22nd March and can be done by following this link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GSAlibrarysurvey2010

Please take a few minutes this week to complete this survey as it helps us assess the effectiveness of our service and plan improvements accordingly.

Enter your details at the end of this survey to be entered into our prize draw.Note: You must complete all relevant questions to qualify!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Environment/sustainability resources

To reflect GSA's ongoing interest in environmental sustainability, we've put together a list of recent general books on the subject which are available from the Library, together with details of relevant online, full-text journals which staff and students can access using their GSA Athens account. The list is in the form of a pdf on the 'collections' part of the Library website.
Access: Free

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Guide to the Artists' Book Collection

A guide to the Library's extensive Artists’ Book Collection has just been uploaded to the website, and is available for download.
As well as introducing artists’ books and providing a bibliography, it also provides a thematic introduction to the works in our collection, under headings like Paranoia and Surveillance, Genetics, Environmentalism, Urbanism and the City, and The Unconscious. 3 or 4 examples, with illustrations, are given under each heading.
The guide will be a useful first port of call for readers who want to use the collection, but don’t know where to start with the 2000+ volumes we hold!
Link: http://www2.gsa.ac.uk/library/artists_books.html

Monday, March 08, 2010

Student Library Forum

Student Library Forum
Wednesday 10th March 12.30 – 1.30pm
At the sofas on the 1st floor
Come along and let us know what you think about the Library!

Archives inspire GSA Fashion Show

To mark the centenary of GSA's Mackintosh Building, this year's 3rd year textile students' fashion show has turned to archive sources for its inspiration. The show takes place at GSA's Vic Bar on Renfrew Street at 7pm and 9pm on 9-10 March. Tickets are £7.50 and £5.50 and can be purchased from the Vic Bar and the GSA shop in the Mackintosh Building. Last week's Scotsman article New kids on the frock gives more details about some of the pieces included and the creative processes behind them: http://living.scotsman.com/fashion/Fashion-New-kids-on-the.6113904.jp

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New archive images on Flickr


The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections have recently added images from our poster and ephemera collections to our Flickr photostream. The archives hold an impressive collection of posters and ephemera directly related to the School and its activities, a selection of these items have been digitised and can now be viewed online. Items in the ephemera collection date from 1890 onwards and include leaflets, programmes, invitations, menus, and admission tickets; while the posters date from the 1960s onwards. The posters and ephemera provide a unique insight into the School’s history and serve as a record of activities and events such as fashion & degree shows, dances, plays and exhibitions. Please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsalib/collections/ and take a look at the collection.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Display: Artists' Books by 3rd Year Illustration


Our latest display on the top floor of the Main Library is of artists' books purchased from our own GSA students for the Library's Artists' Books Collection. These books were all produced by 3rd year Illustration students, and are adapted from cult and classic texts by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Raymond Carver and J. G. Ballard.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mackintosh Library Closed Weds 27th January 2010

The Mackintosh Library will be closed on Weds 27th January 2010 for a workshop with the School of Design. We apologise for an inconvenience caused.
The Mackintosh Library will reopen on Thurs 28th during its regular opening hours of 11 am - 12 pm.

Increase in number of books for students working on dissertation

Following student suggestions, the Library is pleased to announce that, with immediate effect, GSA undergraduates who are working on their dissertation (H&C) or research project (Architecture) can now borrow a maximum of 15 books, rather than 12 as previously.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

New Library Display

Our new library display supports the Glasgow School of Art's centenary exhibition The Flower and the Green Leaf, currently showing in the Mackintosh Gallery. The display features a number of books with connections to former teachers and students at GSA, including the theoretical writings of Belgian symbolist Jean Delville, the School's first Head of Painting, and anatomical diagrams by James Morton Dunlop, Deputy Head from 1886.
The display can be viewed on the ground floor of the Library during our normal opening hours.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Library Catalogue - service resumed

The Library Catalogue is now online again.

Apologies for any disruption the earlier loss of service may have caused.

Library catalogue - Disruption to service

Due to flooding over the Xmas break there is no Library catalogue at the moment. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you advise you when full service is restored.