Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Vacation Opening Hours

The Library and Computer Centre will be open from 9am until 4.45pm from Monday the 17th of December until Friday the 21st of December. There will be no Saturday opening within this period.

We will close on Friday the 21st at 3pm and re-open on Thursday 3rd January at 9am.

Remember you can go on-line to view the virtual library at www2.gsa.ac.uk/library.

The library staff would like to wish all our users a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Adobe After Effects Thursday 22nd November Library Computer Centre


Adobe After Effects: Animation timing, compositions & working with various media
Want to get in to video post production?
Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give an introduction to Adobe After Effects. The class will look at animation timing as well as compositions and working with various media, such as sound and images. Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have After Effects 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, November 15, 2012

Library and Learning Resources on Facebook


If you like the library, then you can now like us on Facebook to keep up to date with what is happening in the library and learning resources. All you need to do is go to http://www.facebook.com/GlasgowSchoolOfArtLibrary and hit the like button to be kept up to date with what is happening through Facebook.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Amazon £50 Gift Voucher Winner Announced

Congratulations to fourth year undergraduate Painting and Printmaking student Lizzie Hudson who has been drawn as the lucky winner of the £50 Amazon voucher for contributing to the Learning Resources Annual Survey.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to feed back their positive and critical comments via the survey. A number of strong points have been highlighted that we aim to incorporate into the plans for library refurbishment in Summer 2013.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Flash Thursday 15th November 5.30pm Library Computer Centre


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

Flash: Fundamentals of animation, timing and frame rates

Do you want to know how to make Flash animations?

Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give an introduction to Adobe Flash. The class will look at the fundamentals of animation, along with timing and frame rates. This is a great introduction to Flash and animation in general. Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Flash 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. 

Friday, November 09, 2012

Have you entered the Digital Litter competition yet?

The Digital Litter project at GSA aims to find out how students use technology in learning. What’s essential for you? And what can you do without?
Until next Friday (16th Nov) we’re asking students to send us examples of their Digital Litter. It could be a sketch, photo, sculpture, narrative – any form at all. Please email v.boyd@gsa.ac.uk or pop in to the Computer Centre Office upstairs in the Library.

All entries will be shown in an exhibition in the Students Association in the week beginning 26th November.

AND there’s a prize of £50 of Amazon vouchers for the winner.

What are you waiting for?!

Monday, November 05, 2012

*Annual Learning Resources User Satisfaction Survey* - win £50 in Amazon vouchers

Tell us what you think about your Library!

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 (just in time for Christmas!).


It only takes a little time to fill in so please take a few minutes from your busy day and help us to help you.

You can link to the survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LR2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Library Closed Friday the 2nd of November

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Friday the 2nd of November. This is due to a school holiday. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library and Computer Centre will open as normal on Saturday the 3rd of November at 12pm.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Reduced IT Service 30th and 31st of October

Due to staff development there will be a reduced IT service in the Computer Centre on Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 21st of October. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. A full service will resume on Thursday the 1st of November.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Photoshop Thursday 1st November 5.30pm Computer Centre


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

Photoshop: Scanning, file formats, resolutions and print qualities
Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at Adobe Photoshop and feel like you don't
know where to start?

Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry
give her final Photoshop class of the term. The class will be looking at scanning,
the different file formats, resolutions and print qualities. This class is great and
really interesting especially if you are planning to print an artist's book. These
classes are a great introduction to Adobe Photoshop and to see what can be
achieved with this powerful image manipulation program. 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.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Photoshop Thursday 25th October 5.30pm Library Computer Centre

This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about
Photoshop: Secret of glamour images, including depth of field and HDR.
Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at Adobe Photoshop and feel like you don't know where to start?
Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give her second Photoshop class of the term. The class will be revealing some secrets of glamour images, indlucing depth of field and also high dynamic range .These classes are a great introduction to Adobe Photoshop and to see what can be achieved with this powerful image manipulation program. 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.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about
Photoshop: Tips and tricks of enhancing colour and quality of images
Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at Adobe Photoshop and feel like you don't know where to start?
Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give her second Photoshop class of the term. The class will be revealing some excellent tips and tricks on how to enhance the colour and quality of images. Kerry 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.These classes are a great introduction to Adobe Photoshop and to see what can be achieved with this powerful image manipulation program. 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 11, 2012

Photoshop Thursday 11th of October in the Computer Centre


This week’s IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about

Photoshop: Multiple Ways Of Selecting Image Areas for Manipulation

Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at Adobe Photoshop and feel like you don't know where to start?
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. The class will be looking at multiple ways of selecting image areas for manipulation. These classes are a great introduction to Adobe Photoshop and to see what can be achieved with this powerful image manipulation program. 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.  

See you there!

Monday, October 08, 2012

What's Your Digital Litter?



 Fancy a free lunch in the Union and a chance to win £50 of Amazon vouchers?

Digital Litter is a research project that looks at how students use technology in learning. Whether it’s taking a quick snap on your phone to remind you of a poster design or spending hours perfecting something in Photoshop, it’s likely that technology has already and will continue to play a part in your learning.

This Wednesday and Thursday at 12.30pm (and next week at the same times) there will be informal lunchtime discussion groups downstairs in the Union about technology in learning. If it’s something you feel strongly about (good or bad!), we’d love to hear your thoughts. And, yes, there’s a free lunch in it for you!

We’re also inviting students to share their own interpretations of Digital Litter – what technology have you used in the past in your learning and what’s useful now? The Digital Litter competition is a chance for you to share ideas through your preferred medium (sketch, photo, story, sculpture...). Your submission can be as sketchy or as fully formed as you like – all submissions are welcome via the VLE Digital Litter course (click on Course Catalogue > Digital Litter), via Twitter or Instagram (to @digilitter and using #digitallitter), by email (to v.boyd@gsa.ac.uk) or you can even pop in to the Computer Centre Office in the Library. There’s £50 of Amazon vouchers to be won and an exhibition of all submissions will be held in the Union at the end of November.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Idea Mapping Thursday 4th of October in the Computer Centre

At the start of a new project do you ever find that you are full of ideas, yet you feel that you don’t know how to display them in a structured and informative way? Come along to this week’s Library IT Twilight class on Thursday the 4th of October Kerry Aylin will take you through Idea Mapping and how to use the Inspiration software package.

 
Just show up at the iMac training room upstairs in the Computer Centre at 5.30pm.

 
See you there.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Library IT Twilight Classes 2012-13


After last year's runaway success the Library IT Twilight Classes will be returning on Thursday the 4th of October at 5.30pm. There will be classes covering Idea Mapping, Photoshop, Flash, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Indesign and also setting up your own website. They will be taking place in the big iMac training room upstairs in the Computer Centre. All you need to do is come along, no need to sign up. If you have your own laptop with the software for the class, then you can always bring that along with you and free up a computer for someone else. We'll also be putting the notes up from each class on to the Library IT Twilight Classes VLE course, so if you can't make it along you can still see what was covered in the class.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Extended Library Opening Hours

The Learning Resource Department is always striving to ensure that the service meets the demands of our students and staff.  Therefore, following the outcome of the Learning Resources survey from the last academic year, it has been decided that a trial period of extending the Library and Computer Centre opening hours will be put in to action. This means that starting 23rd September the Library and Computer Centre will be open on a Sunday from 12pm - 4pm during term time, as well as the normal term time opening hours. This is on a trial basis and will be reviewed each term and feedback will be provided at the Student Library Forum.

Library Opening Hours:

Mon 0900 - 2000
Tue 0900 - 2000
Wed 0900 - 2000
Thur 0900 - 2000
Fri 0900 - 1700
Sat 1200 - 1600
Sun 1200 - 1600

Monday, September 17, 2012

Library IT Twilight Classes 2012-13


As a new year starts at the Glasgow School of Art we'll be running more Library IT Twilight Classes for you to attend. They start on October the 4th with Idea Mapping as the first class. Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign and websites will all be covered. Just come along for 5.30pm in to the Big iMac Room upstairs in the Computer Centre in the Library.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Library Closed Friday 14th of September from 9am - 11am

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Friday the 14th of September. This is due tostaff development. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library and Computer Centre will open as normal from 11am.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Library & Computer Centre opening hours for end of term and vacation

Please note the amended opening hours

Monday 28th May – Thursday 31st May 9am – 8pm
Friday 1st June 9am – 5pm

Closed
Saturday 2nd June – Tuesday 5th June

Wednesday 6th June – Friday 8th June 9am – 5pm

Vacation opening hours 9am – 4.45pm
11th June – 14th September.
Saturday opening will resume 22nd September 12

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pay your Library fines online!

Pay your Library fines without having to come into the Library!
Do this through the new option on GSA web payments to pay Library fines.

Please note these payments will not appear on you Library record until the following day.
Click the following link to make your online payment! http://tinyurl.com/GSAWebPay

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Library Closed Monday 7th of May

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Monday the 7th of May. This is due to a Bank Holiday. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library and Computer Centre will open as normal on Tuesday the 8th of May at 9am.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Adobe After Effects Thursday 26th of April 5.30pm Computer Centre


AFTER EFFECTS
Animation timing, compositions & working with different media 

This is the class you have all been requesting. Kerry will be back to do a workshop on Adobe After Effects. The class will look at animation timing, compositions and working with different media. This is a great chance to get an introduction to After Effects and see what it is capable of.
So come along, no computer is necessary, just turn up for this informal workshop about After Effects. See you in the big training room (the big room with all the iMacs in it) on Thursday at 5.30pm.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Library Closed Saturday 28th of April

The Library will be closed on Saturday the 28th of April. This is due to essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library will open as normal on Monday the 30th of April at 9am.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Adobe After Effects Thursday 19th of April 5.30pm Computer Centre

AFTER EFFECTS
Animation timing, compositions & working with different media 

This is the class you have all been requesting. Kerry will be back to do a workshop on Adobe After Effects. The class will look at animation timing, compositions and working with different media. This is a great chance to get an introduction to After Effects and see what it is capable of.
So come along, no computer is necessary, just turn up for this informal workshop about After Effects. See you in the big training room (the big room with all the iMacs in it) on Thursday at 5.30pm.

Disruption to Photocopying and Printing in Library Friday 20th April 9am-1pm

Due to essential maintenance there will be potential disruption to print and photocopying facilities in the Library this Friday, 20th April.  We hope to minimise any disruption, however there will be a period between 9am and 1pm where printing and photocopying will not be possible.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Award-Winning InfosmART Portfolio Released by Glasgow School of Art Library

The Glasgow School of Art Library’s award-winning InfosmART portfolio is now freely available to the UK’s art and design communities, following Innovation and Development funding from the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC.
InfosmART is the Glasgow School of Art Library’s portfolio of online interactive modules in information and research skills, specifically designed for creative practitioners. It has been produced for the learning, teaching and research communities in art, design and architecture, and helps artists and designers to develop and improve their research capabilities and information handling, at either undergraduate, postgraduate or research levels. It does this through an easy-to-follow 5-step programme: Define, Find, Evaluate, Cite and Use.
In 2010, InfosmART was recognised at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards, where its development team was named Outstanding Library Team of the Year. In 2011, its lead developer was named Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year for his work on the resource.
InfosmART was developed in-house by the Library of Glasgow School of Art. It has now been released for free non-commercial use and adaptation under Creative Commons licensing at http://www2.gsa.ac.uk/library/infosmart

Monday, March 26, 2012

Library Closed Friday Morning 30th of March

The Library will be closed from 9am until 2pm on Friday the 30th of March. This is due to a staff development morning. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library will open as normal at 1pm.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Library Weekend Opening Hours Survey

Learning Resources staff are actively reviewing weekend opening hours for the Library and would like to find out your preferred option on days and times. Please click the link below to fill in the survey:


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

The survey will only take a few minutes to fill out and your feedback will help us ensure we provide you with the service you require. Please note there is no guarantee of extended opening as this is reliant on funding.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Adobe Illustrator Thursday 22nd of MArch 5.30pm Computer Centre

Adobe Illustrator
Artwork layouts and how to prepare for laser cutting
This week's class will be looking at Adobe Illustrator. It will focus on how to artwork layouts and prepare files for use with laser cutters. This is a great class to turn up to, especially if you want to use the laser cutter as part of your degree show. The class is being re-run due to high demand. Please turn up early for this so that we can accommodate as many people as possible. 

Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Adobe Illustrator 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, March 15, 2012

Additional IT Twilight Classes Added To The Schedule

Due to popular demand Learning Resources have added additional classes to the Thursday evening IT twilight classes. We will also be running the artwork layouts and how to prepare for laser cutting Adobe Illustrator class, on the 22nd of March, due to the high turn out that we had when this class was run. There will be two classes on Adobe After Effects. These will take place on Thursday the19th and 26th of April.  Classes will be in the big training room upstairs in the Computer Centre from 5.30pm as usual.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Introduction to CSS and Dreamweaver, Thursday 15th March 5.30pm, Computer Centre

This week's class builds on last week’s introduction to HTML and Dreamweaver. We will look at the basic relationship between HTML code and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and discuss why you should use CSS when building a website.
We only have an hour so you won’t get a chance to build a site at the workshop, but this should give you some good pointers to get you started. All the information will be posted on the VLE under “Learning Resources IT Twilight Classes”, in the materials section under Dreamweaver.

So come along, no computer is necessary, just turn up for this informal workshop about setting up a website. See you in the big training room (the big room with all the iMacs in it) on Thursday at 5.30pm.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Introduction to HTML and Dreamweaver, Thursday 8th March 5.30pm Computer Centre

This week's class builds on last weeks Webtastic! discussion about setting up your own website. This week we look at the basics of HTML code, discuss important things to consider before you start actually building a site and have a quick look at the Adobe software application Dreamweaver which generates HTML code for you.
We only have an hour so you won’t get a chance to build a site at the workshop, but this should give you some good pointers to get you started. All the information will be posted on the VLE under “Learning Resources IT Twilight Classes”, in the materials section under Dreamweaver.

So come along, no computer is necessary, just turn up for this informal workshop about setting up a website. See you in the big training room (the big room with all the iMacs in it) on Thursday at 5.30pm.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Webtastic! Thursday 1st of March Library Computer Centre

WEBTASTIC!
All you need to know about setting up a website.
This week's class is all about looking at what you need to set up your own website. It will go through the different steps you need to take, including how to buy your own domain name, sorting out some webspace and also some off the shelf solutions for great looking websites. It will also explore and demystify the various technologies and jargon that are used when talking about the web!

So come along, no computer is necessary, just turn up for this informal workshop about setting up a website. See you in the big training room (the big room with all the iMacs in it) on Thursday at 5.30pm.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Adobe Indesign Thursday 23rd of February 5.30pm Computer Centre

Adobe Indesign
Printing (self & commissioned) and final book production

This week's class will be looking at Adobe Indesign. It will focus on professional printing and final book production. If you are interested in producing and Artists book then this is a great class to attend.

Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Adobe Indesigninstalled! No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on Thursday the 23rd of Februaryjust before the 5.30pm start.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Library Closed Friday 10th of February

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Friday the 10th of February. This is due to a school holiday. The Library and Computer Centre will be open as normal on Saturday the 11th of February.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Adobe Indesign Thursday 9th of February 5.30pm Computer Centre


Adobe Indesign
layout and design of finished documents, digital and printed

This week's class will be looking at Adobe Indesign. It will focus on layout and design and is a continuation of last week’s class. If you are interested in producing and Artists book then this is a great class to attend.

Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Adobe Indesign installed! No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on Thursday the 19th of January, just before the 5.30pm start.

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Magazine

GSA Archives and Collections have recently conserved and digitised an important 4 volumes of student work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries, dating from their time at the School in the mid 1890s.
Known simply as 'The Magazine' these volumes continue to provide important source material for researchers, with individual volumes loaned to a number of major exhibitions in the UK and overseas. The dedicated website now allows these volumes to be searched and accessed online for the first time.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Library Closed 9-10am Friday 3rd February

The Library will be closed from 9am till 10am on Friday the 3rd February. This is due to a staff development morning. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library will open as normal at 10am.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Adobe Indesign Thursday 2nd of February 5.30pm Computer Centre

Adobe Indesign
Book production layouts and ergonomics of the printed page

This week's class will be looking at Adobe Indesign. It will focus on nook production layouts and the ergonomics of the printed page. If you are thinking about producing your own Artist book then this is a great class to turn up to.


Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Adobe Indesign 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, January 25, 2012

Adobe Illustrator Thursday 26th of January 5.30pm Computer Centre

Adobe Illustrator
Using images for artwork, masking, live trace and live paint


This week's class will be looking at Adobe Illustrator. It will focus on using images for artwork, masking, live trace and live paint. This useful for turning images, such as hand drawn illustrations, into vectors which can then easily be manipulated using the computer.

Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Adobe Illustrator 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. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Adobe Illustrator Thursday 19th of January 5.30pm Computer Centre

Adobe Illustrator
Artwork layouts and how to prepare for laser cutting

This week's class will be looking at Adobe Illustrator. It will focus on how to artwork layouts and prepare files for use with laser cutters.

Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Adobe Illustrator 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.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No technical support until 1pm in Computer Centre Wednesday 11th January

There will be no technical support until 1pm in the Computer Centre on Wednesday 11th January.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Monday, January 09, 2012

Publishing Production Thursday 12th January 5.30pm Computer Centre

Publishing Production
Would you like to know more about publishing and print production?

This week's class will be looking at how you produce images and documents for publishing and printing. If you are interested in producing your own artist book then this is a great workshop to attend.

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