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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!

Race & Rights Reading Group

Race, Rights and Sovereignty, in partnership with the GSA Library, presents a series of three reading groups uncovering and examining a number of books in GSA’s historical collections (mainly dating from the 19th century) that are written from paradigms that we would be critical of today, many with a colonial outlook. In these reading and discussion groups, we will explore and interrogate these selected texts collectively in order to deconstruct and consider how we can engage with these texts today, and where they are situated within contemporary libraries and archive holdings.

In the first reading group, we will examine the role of image representation in colonial texts and its impact on imaging in contemporary society.

Thurs 9th May 2019, 17.30-19.30, Quiet Study Space, Library Level 2

Click for further details.

Technology T-Breaks

Technology T-Breaks are drop in sessions being held in the library that cover various aspects of Learning Technology.

 

The sessions will cover portfolio websites, printing a photo zine in InDesign, creating patterns from scanned images in Adobe Illustrator and also preparing photoshop files for screen printing.

 

The sessions will take place at 5.30pm on a Thursday and 3.30pm on a Friday.

 

7+8 February: Webtastic: portfolio website tips

14+15 February: Photozine: make a simple booklet in InDesign

21+22 February: Tracing using Illustrator: how to vectorise scanned images

28 February + 1 March: Photoshop for Screen printing: How to prepare an image for screen printing

 

Just come along to the Jessie Wylie Newbery room on Floor Two of the Library at 5.30pm on a Thursday or 3.30pm on a Friday.

Annual Student Survey: Help Us & Win

Please help us to make the Library, Learning Technology and Archives and Collections services at GSA extra good by filling in our annual survey which is out now at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LRsurvey2019

The survey responses are massively influential not just in determining how we prioritise areas of service development in Learning Resources, but in forming part of the evidence based we use to obtain institutional support and, if necessary, funding to continue to make the adaptions and improvements students need.  We have 13 years of data and have used this in recent years to demonstrate the important of, for example, extending Library opening by 50%, replacing Blackboard with Canvas, and building a proper Reading List service.

Use the survey to tell us what you like about the services, what you want to see more of and what you would like to see changed.

The survey will be open until the 3rd February. There is a prize draw to encourage your participation and the winner chooses £100 of either book vouchers or Paint & Mortar vouchers.

Image: Cat’s Face by Gordon F Huntly. http://www.gsaarchives.net/archon/index.php?p=digitallibrary/digitalcontent&id=182 Image license CC BY-NC-SA

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