Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spreading the word of RADAR

This week we have had the opportunity to meet with researchers and librarians from inside GSA and external to GSA to discuss the merits of RADAR, Research Data Management and Open Access to data. These meetings have enabled us to share knowledge related to repositories but also promote the research being showcased at GSA.

On Monday we met with Pascale Dorph, head librarian at the School of Art and Design in Limoges, France. We were able to demonstrate RADAR and give tips and advice on the setting up of a research repository. This was an enjoyable experience to share knowledge.

Also this week we have been meeting with new researchers at GSA to help them to understand the repository and issues related to data management and open access, and the impacts these have on staff research activity. We are holding face-to-face meetings with researchers to discuss these factors, if you are interested in meeting with the learning resources team to discuss data management or the repository, then please get in touch with Robin Burgess.

More and more new outputs keep being added to RADAR so please check out our Latest Items HERE.

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:

VLE training for staff in Term 3

The following VLE workshops for staff will be running during Term 3

2pm     Tues 5th    May              VLE Basics, 
11am    Wed 6th   May              Assessment tools    
2pm     Tues 12th   May             Assessment tools, 
11am    Wed 13th   May             Collaboration tools 
2pm      Tues 19th  May             Collaboration tools,  
11am    Wed 20th   May             VLE basics

Sessions will take place in the level 2 iMac training room in the Library.  To book a  place, please email Steven Fraser:

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Library Closed Monday the 6th of April

Due to the bank holiday on Monday the 6th of April the library and computer centre will be closed. Normal term time service will resume on Tuesday the 7th of April and we will be open from 8am.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Images on RADAR Homepage

This month we are pleased to announce the continued uploading of outputs to RADAR, especially those that contain documents and images to help showcase and demonstrate your research at GSA further. We’d like to remind contributors to RADAR that when you upload images alongside your outputs, these can be viewed on the RADAR homepage, as illustrated. This helps to promote your research further, increasing its reach to the community. So why not try and incorporate an image with the next output you upload, if it is feasible to do so.

Keep up the good work! We look forward to showing more lovely images on the RADAR page!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Typography Thursday 12th of March Media Suite Reid Building 5.30pm

This Thursday's class will be exploring the exciting world of typography. The class will look at understanding letter forms and will examine the rules of good typographic communication.

So come along at 5.30pm on Thursday the 12th of March to the Media Studio in the Reid Building.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Easter Vacation Opening Hours

The Library and Computer Centre will be on vacation opening hours from Friday the 13th of March (we will not be open on Saturdays or Sundays). 

The Library and Computer will be open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.

Normal term time hours will resume on Tuesday the 7th of April.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Webtastic! Tuesday 10th of March iMac Training Room 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 10th of March. 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 Training room on level 2 of the library on Tuesday the 10th of March.

Managing your Research Data Twilight Class Cancelled Tonight

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's Managing Your Research Data Twilight Class has been cancelled. This class will be reschedule for a later date. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.