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.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Managing your Research Data Thurs 5th March iMac Training Room Library 5.30pm

Managing your Research Data: An introduction, tips and techniques

Do you want to learn more about the management of the data and information you might collect during a research project? Do you need help understanding methods of storage and what resources are available to you at GSA in relation to data management? Are you aware of what Research Data is for art, design and architecture, and do you want to know? If so… Why not come along to the Twilight Class being run by Dr Robin Burgess (Research Information Manager) on the 5th March 2015 to learn a little more about research data and its impact on your studies.This class takes place in the iMac Training Room on level 2 of the Library.

Library Referencing Workshops at the Reid

Figure 1: E. A. Seguy, Prismes: 40 planches de dessins et coloris nouveaux, [plate 6], Adapted from: [accessed 3 March 2015], stencil

There are two library referencing workshops planned for this week in the Reid Building.

On Wednesday 4th March, come along to Reid Principal Seminar Room 2 at 1pm for dedicated drop-in support with referencing in your source review. There will be librarian support for answering specific questions, a worksheet and a quick referencing guide for you to take away.

On Thursday 5th March, come along to Reid General Seminar Room 1 at 1pm for a quick presentation on how to reference and use images in your written work. We'll cover how to reference print and online images, search online databases for images and adapt these images for your work.

All welcome! We hope to see you there.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rare Books Tuesday 3rd of Mar Quiet Study Space Library 5.30pm

Come along to the Quiet Study Space to view  some of the library's collection of rare books on Tuesday the 3rd of March in the Quiet Study Space at 5.30pm.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Divergent Thinking Thursday 26th Feb Media Studio Reid Building 5.30pm

This Thursday's Twilight Class is on Divergent Thinking. Come along and learn how to illustrate your creative thinking through the mapping of ideas.
The class takes place on Thursday the 26th of February at 5.30pm in the Media Suite of the Reid Building.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Reference Using Mendeley Tuesday 24th Feb Level 2 Sofas Library 5.30pm

This Tuesday's Twilight Class with a look in to referencing using Mendeley. Jennifer Higgins will be demonstrating on how to use the online reference management tool.

So come along at 5.30pm to the sofas on level 2 of the Library on Tuesday the 24th of February.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


This month we want to celebrate the research of Jonathan Boyd who is one of our Top 5 Downloaded researchers in RADAR. Jonathan is part of The School of Design, Silversmithing and Jewellery (S&J) Dept. Alongside the outputs Jonathan has in RADAR, in 2014 Jonathan designed the Commonwealth Games medals, as well as the accompanying medal lapel pin, VIP commemorative medal and medal packaging. Jonathan also acted as an advisor on the design of the trays and podiums for the medal ceremonies. Jonathan together with a team of S&J staff (Helen Marriott, Anna Gordon, Andrew Lamb, Nigel Munro, Satoko Yamamoto and Michael Pell) hand-fabricated the 1514 medals over a period over 8 months. Each medal taking up to 3 days to hand craft. Huge amounts of knowledge were gained from the 6 months of research that went into understanding how to fabricate the intricate and unusual design. Jonathan’s practice based research has always focused on the relationship between object the body and language with new research currently looking at the how advertising and the volume of text we seem on a daily basis warps our understanding of reality. 

To learn more about Jonathan's research, visit RADAR

Library Closed Friday 20th of February

The library and computer centre will be closed on Friday the 20th of February for the midterm holiday. Normal opening hours will resume from the Saturday the 21st of February.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Reading Week Twilight Classes have been postponed

The Webtastic and Typography Twilight Classes have been postponed due to Reading Week. The Webtastic class will take place on Tuesday the 10th of March and the Typography class will take placed on Thursday the 12th of March. 

We apologise for any inconvenience that this causes.