Thursday, December 15, 2011

Essential IT Maintenance in Library and Computer Centre 4.30pm 16th of December

Due to some essential IT maintenance at 4.30pm on Friday the 16th of December all of the computers in the Library and Computer Centre will be out of use. The Library will remain open as usual and books can be returned and issued at the self service machine.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Learning Resources User Satisfaction Survey prize winner!

Many congratulations to Daniel McGeough Year 4 Textiles who won the £50 Amazon gift voucher in the annual Learning Resources User Satisfaction Survey.


We are delighted that 90% of respondents agreed that the Library & Learning Resources provide a good service to them, the highest score we have achieved. Survey results will be discussed in detail at the Student-Library Forum to ensure that we continue to provide the best service for our students and staff.

Monday, November 28, 2011

SCONUL Library Access Survey

Do you use other academic libraries? Would you like to? Can you get what you need?

The Higher Education library community wants to provide the best possible service to students, researchers and staff who, for all sorts of reasons, wish to access other academic and specialist libraries.

Please help us develop the services and access you need by completing this short online survey - it should only take 5-6 minutes.

http://www.sero.co.uk/sconul_access.html


*WIN VOUCHERS* Prize Draw for SIX winners of £30 Amazon vouchers - optionally provide your email address at the end of the survey to be entered in to the random draw

Friday, November 25, 2011

Limited Service in Library on Wednesday 30th November

A number of Trades Unions have voted for strike action over pay and pensions and will be holding a National Day of Action on Wednesday November 30.

This means that some of our staff who are members of these Trades Unions will be on strike; that public transport may be disrupted with some staff and students unable to get to GSA; and that nursery, primary and secondary schools may be closed with the ensuing implications for those with children.  



Library will be open between 09.00 and 17.00 although it will only be able to offer a limited service.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Library & Learning Resources Survey


This is your chance to let us know what you think of the resources and services we provide in Library & Learning Resources and have the chance to win £50 in Amazon vouchers to boot. We are doing this a little earlier this time so that we can discuss the findings with students and hopefully make any changes within the current academic year.

Friday, November 04, 2011

School Holiday - Monday 7th of November - Library and Computer Centre Closed

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Monday the 7th of November. We will open as normal at 9am on Tuesday the 8th of November.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Photoshop Thursday 3rd of November 5.30pm Library Computer Centre

This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about

Photoshop: scanning, resolutions and print qualities
This week's class will be looking at scanning in images, resolutions and the different qualities that you need in a file for print. Kerry will also cover how to do panoramic montages. Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give her fourth Photoshop class of the term.  Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Photoshop installed! 
No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on Thursday just before the 5.30pm start.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photoshop Thursday 27th October 5.30pm Library Computer Centre

This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about
Photoshop: glamour images, depth of field and high dynamic range



From the days of George Hurrell in the 30s & 40s, glamour photography has

used some manual enhancements. Originally airbrushed by skilled artists like
Bob Nesbitt, these manipulations have now been taken to a new level using
digital techniques. In this class we will explore the powerful capabilities
of Photoshop to assist you with creating visuals, manipulating and enhancing
images and montaging files.
Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give her third Photoshop class of the term.  Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Photoshop installed! 
No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on Thursday just before the 5.30pm start.  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vogue Archive Online - Trial Access

The Library currently has trial access to the newly launched Vogue Archive Online. This resource provides a searchable archive of American Vogue, from the very first issue in 1892 right up to the current issue, reproduced in high-resolution. The indexing enables you to search for images by garment type, designer or brand. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.
To access this resource on-campus:
In order to assess the usefulness of this resource for our students, researchers and staff, the Library needs your feedback. Please forward any thoughts you have on this resource to Academic Liaison Librarian Duncan Chappell at d.chappell@gsa.ac.uk. This trial will last for 1 month, until mid-November.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Photoshop Thursday 20th October 5.30pm Library Computer Centre

This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about

Photoshop: manipulation of colour and image enhancement


This twilight class shows you ways of enhancing your images; revealing hidden detail; manipulating and balancing colour, some tips and tricks to get the best from digital files. We will use a variety of filters, layers and adjustments as well as the photography-based tools to demonstrate how refined or deliberate your corrections can be.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Photoshop Thursday 13th October 5.30pm Library Computer Centre

This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about

Photoshop: selecting specific image areas by colour, tone and layer

Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give her first Photoshop class of the term.  Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Photoshop installed!

No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on Thursday just before the 5.30pm start.  

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Thurs 6th October 5.30pm Library IT training - Idea Mapping @ iMac training room

We kick off this years Library IT Twilight classes tomorrow evening, Thursday 6th October, when Kerry Aylin will be presenting a session on:


Idea Mapping – visual methods of mapping divergent ideas and projects

Kerry will be looking at how to use the Inspiration software package to create mind maps or idea maps.
The session will start at 5.30pm and last for one hour in the iMac training room in the Computer Centre on the first Floor of the Library. As always there is no need to book, attendance is based on a first come, first served basis and we have 20 seats – do feel free to bring your own laptop and join in if you have Inspiration software installed on it.
Hope to see you there tomorrow,

Friday, September 30, 2011

Scandinavian artists' films

We have recently added a number of Scandinavian artists' films into stock in the library.


These include short films, video installations and exhibition previews by a number of leading and unheralded conceptual artists from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

All these titles, that include work by the likes of Eva Koch, Bodil Furu and Johanna Billing, can be found in the DVD collection between DVD 2157 & 2179.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New and Improved Subject Guides

GSA Library has just updated and expanded its range of tailored subject guides in preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic session.
Our subject guides have a great new streamlined look, and have been made available as PDFs for easy download. They provide a quick one-stop guide to the resources available for all GSA programmes and subject areas, as well as for affiliated topics such as Film and Cinema. Find out useful shelfmarks in the Library, print and electronic journals, online databases and imagebanks, library blogs and learning materials, all tailored to your specific subject or course of study.

Creative Research at GSA Library

GSA Library has just launched its brand-new mini-site, 'Creative Research'.
Discover how artists, writers and creative practitioners have used the collections of GSA Learning Resources to inspire, challenge or expand their practice. From interventions into our spaces, to installations amongst our shelves, our collections can be used to explore and challenge artistic, cultural and philosophical themes and preoccupations.
‘Creative Research’ brings together a number of case studies, images and artist testimonies to explore how practitioners have used, played with, and deconstructed the Library’s spaces and collections. The resource is freely available on the Library Website.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Direct Entry and International Student Library Inductions

If you are an international or exchange student, why not come along to one of the Library and Computer Centre inductions that are taking place on Thursday the 29th of September at 11am or 2pm and Friday the 30th of September at 11am and 2pm. You'll hear about all the fantastic resources that are available within the Library and Computer Centre as well as getting to meet the staff of the library.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Library Closed Morning of Friday 16th of September

The Library will be closed on the morning of Friday the 16th of September. This is due to a staff development morning. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library will open as normal from 1pm.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Complete List of Print Serials in GSA Library


We've just added a Complete List of Print Serials in GSA Library to our website, which provides details of our complete holdings (including dates) of journals, serials, magazines, annual catalogues, year books, almanacs and other periodicals. The list follows a year's programme of work to tidy up our journal holdings and make it easier for our readers to understand what we hold. We've amalgamated catalogue records where journals were previously split over 2 or more records, added extra fields of information (such as ISSNs, publishers and publication frequency) and cross-referenced our catalogue records to alternative titles where journals have changed titles over time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Library Closed Morning of Friday 1st of July

The Library will be closed on the morning of Friday the 1st of July. This is due to a staff development morning. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library will open as normal from 1pm.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Library Vacation Period Opening Hours

The Glasgow School of Art Library will be open the following hours during the vacation period.

Monday 0900 - 1645
Tuesday 0900 - 1645
Wednesday 0900 - 1645
Thursday 0900 - 1645
Friday 0900 - 1645

Monday, June 06, 2011

Starring Role for GSA Library

GSA Library has a starring role in the new video for the song Snakes in the Grass by Sparrow and the Workshop. The eagle-eyed amongst you may even spot a certain library assistant in his acting debut!

Early Closure - Thursday 9th June - Library and Computer Centre

The Library and Computer Centre will close at 6pm on Thursday the 9th of June. We will be open as normal on Friday the 10th of June.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bank Holiday - Monday 30th May - Library and Computer Centre Closed

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Monday the 30th of May. We will open as normal at 9am on Tuesday the 31st of May.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter holiday - Monday 25th April -Library & Computer Centre closed

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Monday 25th April for the Easter Holiday. We open as usual at 9am on Tuesday 26th.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Creative writing workshops with Louise Welsh - Friday 15th April - ‘It’s Alive! Exploring the Uncanny, Gothic and Horror'

Five Fridays, Library Quiet Study Room, ,1.30 - 3.15pm Creative writing workshops with Louise Welsh Friday 15th April - ‘It’s Alive! Exploring the Uncanny, Gothic and Horror; what are the ingredients of a truly scary piece of fiction? To find out more about the workshops, or to sign up to attend any or all of the sessions email l.welsh@gsa.ac.uk

Friday, April 08, 2011

Five Fridays, Creative Writing Workshops with writer-in-residence Louise Welsh

Library Quiet Study Room, 1.30 - 3.15pm 15th, 22nd April and 13th, 20th 27th May

A series of five creative writing workshops with Glasgow School of Art’s writer-in-residence Louise Welsh. Workshops will involve a mixture of discussion, reading and practical exercises.

To find out more about the workshops, or to sign up to attend any or all of the sessions email l.welsh@gsa.ac.uk

Workshops will be capped at ten and are open to staff and students.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Library closed Friday 1st April

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed all day on Friday 1st April for staff development. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Vacation Opening Hours

The Library and Computer Centre will be open from 9am until 4.45pm between Monday 21st March and Friday 8th April. There will be no Saturday opening within this period.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Win an iPod shuffle! Learning Resources Survey

Fill in our Learning Resources Survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B2B6Q9S to get a chance to win a new iPod shuffle! We use your feedback to improve and shape our service according to your needs so please take a few minutes to fill it in and let us know your thoughts.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thu 24th Feb 5.15pm Computer Centre-Intro to HTML and Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver Introduction (two one hour long sessions spread over two weeks). Week One will look at the fundamentals of web site creation: how web pages are constructed, basic HTML and how to use Dreamweaver to create a web page.


Week Two will take a very basic look at how to format a website, what CSS is and how to use Dreamweaver with CSS to create a web site.


Week two will build on what is covered in week one so it is recommended that you have attended week one if you would like to attend the second workshop.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mid term holiday Library closed 11th February

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Friday 11th February for the mid-term holiday. We will be open as usual 12noon-4pm on Saturday the 12th February.

10th Feb 5.15pm Webtastic! Computer Centre tonight - How to set up your own website

Tonight’s session at 5.15pm in the Computer Centre will be with Andrew, Library IT technician, who will be providing a guide into setting up your own website. This will range from taking that first step of registering your domain name, to sorting out the webspace required and also a look at some easy to set up solutions for website so you don’t have to worry about creating a site from scratch. It’s bound to be a good one so arrive for 5.15pm and grab a seat!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

3rd February Adobe Illustrator @ 5.15pm Computer Centre

The final Adobe Illustrator workshop takes place tonight in the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library at 5.15pm.

If you attended last week’s workshop please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on it at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D7PVPMQ

This will help us to find out what you want IT workshops in and plan more sessions for you to attend in the future.

Sessions on how to set up a web site and how to use Dreamweaver are coming in February and March. You can see more information on the VLE at:

http://tinyurl.com/4fsk9ee

Enjoy tonight’s session!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Library now open

Further to the last post the security fault has now been resolved and the Library is open as normal.

31st Jan -Temporary Library closure, security fault

Unfortunately due to a fault the security system the Library is unable to open. We will open as soon as this is resolved.We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Abobe Illustrator tonight 5.15pm 27th Jan @ Computer Centre open to all GSA students and staff

If you want to know more about Adobe Illustrator, come along to the Computer Centre iMac training room tonight for a 5.15pm start. This week's Illustrator workshop will be on "importing images and masking". As always, if you have your own laptop with Illustrator installed feel free to turn up and join in, otherwise the first 19 people to grab an iMac secure a place.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Inventors of Tradition

Items from the GSA Library's Stoddard Design Collection are currently being exhibited as part of The Inventors of Tradition exhibition. The exhibition looks at some of the pioneers of Scottish textile production, alongside the responses of contemporary designers. Open Tues - Sat 11-5, 22 Jan - 26 Feb 2011 at 21 Stockwell Street, Glasgow.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Learn about Adobe Illustrator Thursday 20th January 5.15pm Computer Centre

The IT training classes being held in the Computer Centre on the first floor of the Library continue this Thursday 20th January when Kerry will start with the first of three sessions on Adobe Illustrator. If you want to attend then bag yourself a seat in the iMac training room for a 5.15pm start. If you have your own laptop with Illustrator on it you are welcome to bring that along and join in too. The first session is on “accurate artwork and masking” the second and third Illustrator sessions will continue on the 27th January and the 3rd of February.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Library Catalogue!

GSA's online library catalogue has just been relaunched with a much more contemporary interface that should make it both easier and more attractive to use. Comments and suggestions for further improvements are welcome! Have a look here:
http://prism.talis.com/gsa/