Tuesday, September 22, 2015

GSA Library News Term 1

Welcome to the 2015-16 academic term at GSA Library! For term 1, here's the latest on Library resources and services. 


Library Inductions
We look forward to meeting new GSA students at library inductions on Level 2 of the Library. Undergraduates sign up for group inductions at the Library Service Desk. Postgraduates will be given the date and time of their programme's library induction by the department.
This short introduction to the Library gives an overview of how we can support you during your time at GSA:
Discover Resources at GSA Library
The GSA Library has introduced a new Discover Search for the start of term!
It's not just our appearance that has changed - we've introduced additional functionality to give you more options for searching across resources.
You can now choose to search over both online and print resources, or you can opt to search the catalogue only. Students and staff can use their GSA login to view library account information and also gain seamless access to online resources.
Postgraduate Access to GU Library Online Resources
Great news for GSA postgraduate students - we’ve agreed that as of academic session 2015-16, postgraduate students can access the online resources available through Glasgow University's Library catalogue:
This enables GSA postgraduate students to take advantage of the privileges previously only available to GSA staff and postgraduate researchers. The new arrangement means that in addition to lending print materials at GU Library through the SCONUL Access scheme, GSA postgraduates will have online access to GU Library's subscribed e-books and database content.
More information is available on the Library website:
GSA Moving Image Library
You can now browse GSA Library's DVD collection by theme or style using our new blog:
Students and staff alike are encouraged to curate lists of films, documentaries and moving-image that frame aspects of their own research for other GSA Library users. Term 1 kicks off with recommendations shared by artist duo Smith/Stewart!
Art and Architecture Archive
We recently subscribed to a new database called Art and Architecture Archive:
This is a full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-19th century to the 21st. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. The lengthy back-runs for magazines such as The Architects’ Journal and Architectural Review are scanned from cover-to-cover and presented as full-colour page images.
Database features include the ability to copy and save images, export citations and limit searches to specific document types such as advertisements, building plans or illustrations.
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