Friday, October 30, 2015

Library Closed 2nd November 2015

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Monday 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 be open as normal from Tuesday the 3rd of November at 8am.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Adobe Photoshop Thursday 29th of October iMac Lab Library 5.30pm

Come along, on Thursday the 29th of October, to a fantastic class about designing using Adobe Photoshop. You'll be shown that Photoshop is not a verb and learn some fantastic tricks!

Come along to the iMac lab on Level 2 of the libraryfor a 5.30pm kick off on Thursday the 29th of October. Remember if you have your own device with Adobe Photoshop installed on it, then you can bring it along and free up a computer for someone else to use.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Webtastic! Tuesday 27th of October iMac Lab Library 5.30pm

If you are unsure what FTP means? No idea what DNS stands for? MySQL sounds like something from Star Wars!

Webtastic! is this Tuesday the 27th of October. If you are interested in setting up a website but don't know where to start then this is the Library Twilight Class for you. We'll be de-mistifying some of the technical jargon associated with the internet and showing some great examples of how to set up a really good website with relative ease. We'll be looking at setting up portfolio websites, but all this information can be used for setting up any kind of website that you want!

Come along at 5.30pm to the iMac Lab on level 2 of the library on Tuesday the 27th of October.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Image Enhancement Thursday 22nd October iMac Lab Library 5.30pm

We’ll be exploring image enhancement in Photoshop which will allow you to make the most of your digital images. There will be some great tips and tricks being demonstrated.

The class takes place in the iMac Lab on the secondfloor of the Library at 5.30pm on Thursday the 22nd of October

Friday, October 16, 2015

Postgrad Access to Glasgow University e-resources

At the start of academic session 2015-16, the Library has some brilliant news to announce for new postgraduate students. We’ve agreed with Glasgow University Library that GSA postgraduates can access the online resources available through GU’s Library catalogue.

Up until recently, this offer has only ever been available to GSA staff and postgraduate researchers. Now it is also open to GSA Masters-level postgraduate students. The new arrangement means that in addition to lending print materials at GU Library through the SCONUL Access scheme, postgraduates starting a course in academic year 2015-16 will have digital access to GU Library online resources including useful e-journal and newspaper databases such as the ones listed here. These resources may be accessed 24/7 both on and off the GSA campus. 
For access to GU Library’s online resources, postgraduates need a username and password (what GU refers to as a GUID). This is created at the point where Registry confirms your GSA postgraduate status to GU’s Registry who then up-date your GU privileges. Registry will confirm when your access is active in an email to your GSA student email. The username is a GU student number followed by the first initial of your surname. The default password is your date of birth in the format YYMMDD. The password can then be changed here.
GSA Library also subscribe to quality online resources such as JSTOR and Vogue Archive Online on behalf of GSA students, staff and researchers. A list of resources including databases relevant to your subject area can be found using our subject guides. New to the library in academic session 2015-16 is the database Art and Architecture Archive for access to historical journals and we’re also continuing to make a greater number of e-books available. Except from busy exam periods, all GSA students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) have access to GU Library for reference to its print resources. So every student benefits from the resources offered at both GSA Library and at GU Library.

A selection of key databases available through GU Library:
  • Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts
  • Artists’ Papers Register
  • Berg Fashion Library
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
  • BoB National (Box of Broadcasts)
  • British Newspapers 1600-1900
  • British Periodicals Collection
  • Burney Collection of the 17th and 18th Century Newspapers
  • CAMIO (OCLCFirstSearch)
  • Design and Applied Arts Index
  • Gale NewsVault
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive
  • IEEE Xplore
  • Oxford Art Online
  • Proquest Academic
  • Routledge Performance Archive
  • Web of Science

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Magazines at GSA Library

Way back, last term we asked for your suggestions for new magazines you wanted to see available at GSA Library. ‘Magazine mise-en-abyme’ or ‘the vortex’ as it more fondly became known, received some terrific suggestions and a few months later, the first new orders have been placed. We’re infinitely delighted with the suggestions made though sorry to report that the one for Horse and Hound was lost in the abyss... Keep an eye open for these avant-garde glossies appearing in the seated area on Level 1 in the next few weeks. And thanks for all of your ideas in helping to form the collections at GSA Library.

Check the GSA Library subject guides for a full list of journals relevant to your discipline.
A twice-yearly blend of high fashion and world-class photography with features on the arts, politics and literature.
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A magazine about homes, living spaces and design solutions as opposed to houses, photo ops and design dictatorships. It features the homes and lives of creative people, both established and emerging, from all over the world, understanding interior design as a means of personal expression.

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Twice-yearly, British style magazine.

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Visually predisposed, temporary magazine about architecture, written by architects.

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“Art practices and innovations in Switzerland and elsewhere.”  Features on fashion, design and art.


The Gourmand is an award winning, biannual food and culture journal. Each issue features 120 pages of specially commissioned words and images.

A quarterly magazine on contemporary art and visual culture that features fresh faces and original voices.