Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Term 3 Newsletter

At the start to a third term, here's the first instalment of a brand-new newsletter from GSA Library and Archives and Collections: 

Book Donation to GSA Library by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Early in March, we were delighted to be presented with a generous donation of a rare 1898 edition of John Keats – His Poems from the Antiquarian Booksellers Association.The particular appeal of the book for GSA is its design in the Glasgow Style. The leather binding pictured is designed by distinguished GSA alumna, and needlework and embroidery tutor Ann Macbeth, while the frontispiece, title page, and illustrations are Robert Anning Bell. Read more in this featured post on GSA Library's Special Collections website:
Welcoming New Staff to Archives and Collections
The GSA Archives and Collections Centre have recently received several new members of staff to work on the Mackintosh recovery project, and on the re-establishment of a working archives and collections service. These new staff are Jocelyn Grant, Archives and Collections Assistant; Polly Christie our Archives & Collections Recovery Project Lead; and Maja Shand our HLF funded Skills for the Future Trainee. You can read more about them on the Archive’s website:
Revamped Library Special Collections Website
The Special Collections pages on the Library website have been redeveloped to better showcase our rare and valuable titles. The collections both relate to the history of the School and provide examples of more contemporary creative practice and research. As we catalogue more donations, new collections will begin to appear. Browse at this link:
Have Your Say on Twilight Classes
We are collecting feedback from staff and students on what they would like to see offered in next year's Twilight Class schedule. Please take a couple of minutes to fill complete our survey and give us some feedback on what you want more of and what you want less of!  
Term 3 VLE Staff Training
We will be running VLE training for staff in Term 3.  The sessions will be VLE Basics, Assessment Tools and Collaboration Tools. Full details here:
GSA Moving Image Library
The Library has just launched a thematic blog entitled the GSA Moving Image Library that we hope will encourage GSA staff and students to get the most out of our growing DVD collection. The blog presents such esoteric categories as ‘Films without Actors,’ ‘Novel Adaptations,’ & ‘Masters, Slaves, Servants & Maids,' and we'll be adding personal recommendations:
Library Subject Guides Updated
We've refreshed the content of our library subject guides to include updated links and information on resources and collections available through the Library and Archives and Collections. Whatever your area of study or research, these guides provide a way of making key subject resources more easily discoverable: