Category Archives: Announcement

Library Student Survey 2021

Our 2021 Library Services Student Survey is now live and can be accessed here!

Your feedback helps us to plan and improve our services and facilities. If you give us your GSA email address at the end of the survey you’ll to be entered into our prize draw for a £100 Cass Arts voucher. We don’t connect this email address to your other answers so they remain anonymous and we delete all the email addresses as soon as the prize draw is complete.

Zine Open Call

Zinesters have always been proactive in finding new ways to distribute their work from handing them out at gigs, swapping them at zinefests or creating online zines that readers can print off and make a physical copy of for themselves. Since we are still in lockdown that is the strategy we are using. 

As this open call coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week, we particularly welcome zines that focus on mental health in some form. But it can be on any topic you like.

We know your resources may be scarce, so here is a good video from Austin Kleon on how to make a zine made from a single sheet of A4 paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab4O9SWNl9g

Create your zine and submit it to us as a PDF. When this is all over, we will print it and add to our excellent zine library. We will also feature a selection of submitted zines on our website. 

Send your submission with the subject line “Zine Open Call” to: library@gsa.ac.uk 

Stay well and keep making. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Library Services Student Survey 2020: Help Us & Win

Our 2020 Library Services Student Survey is now live!

Your feedback helps us to plan and improve our services and facilities. If you would like to give us your GSA email address at the end of the survey you’ll to be entered into our prize draw for your choice of either £100 Paint & Mortar vouchers or £100 National Book Tokens. We don’t connect this email address to your other answers so they remain anonymous and we delete all the email addresses as soon as the prize draw is complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YourGSALibrary

Learning Technology Tea Breaks Semester 1 19/20

Glasgow School of Art Library are running Learning Technology Tea Breaks on a Thursday and Fridaythrough Semester 1 in the Library. They are short classes that focus on a specific topic each week. They happen on a Thursday evening at 5.30pm and a Friday afternoon at 3.30pm. All classes take place in the Quiet Study Space, upstairs in the Library.

Semester 1 Tea Breaks

17th/18th October – Using Microsoft Word for dissertations
24th/25th October – Referencing
31st/1st Oct/Nov – Library Essentials for PHD and Post Grad students
7th/8th November – Scanning
14th/15th November – Editing Images in Photoshop

28th/29th November – Creating a Photozine using InDesign
5th/6th December – Webtastic, a look at portfolio websites
12th/13th December – Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

New Archives Catalogue

The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections are delighted to announce the launch of a new online catalogue for our holdings, see: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/archives

We’ve recently migrated to a new system for our collections management activities and for our online catalogue which allows uses to search and browse our catalogue in more ways, including by collection title, image thumbnail, name, subject, place or date range. The new system will also allow Archives and Collections staff to better track additional information about the collections, such as locations and conservation information, so there’s lots of improvements going on behind the scenes too! You can find out about more new features by checking out our blog post here: https://gsaarchives.net/2019/06/announcing-a-new-online-catalogue-for-gsas-archives-and-collections/.

We really hope you enjoy using our new catalogue. If you need any help using the catalogue, or if you’re interested in finding our more about our holdings and how they can support learning, teaching and research, or if you’d like to make an appointment to view material in person, please contact us by emailing archives@gsa.ac.uk

Happy browsing!

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