Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wellcome Arabic Manuscripts Online

The arabic manuscripts collection of the Wellcome Library comprises around 1000 manuscript books and fragments relating to the history of medicine. For the first time this website enables a substantial proportion of this collection to be consulted online via high-quality digital images of entire manuscripts and associated rich metadata.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Your Film Archives

The data from some of the major national and regional film archives in the UK can now be searched through an integrated engine currently in beta test phase under the name Your Film Archives. It includes content from Amber Films, BFI National Archive, East Anglian Film Archive, Northern Region Film and Television Archive, North West Film Archive, Screen Archive South East, Wessex Film and Sound Archive and the Yorkshire Film Archive.

Gaudier Brzeska's Sketchbook

Vorticism was a radical art movement that shone briefly but brightly in the years before and during World War I. One of the movement's stars was Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and in this film Chris Stephens, curator of The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World, looks through one of the artist's sketchbooks. He explains how the sketchbook enhances our understanding of some of Gaudier- Brzeska's most memorable works.

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is the Danish artist who brought the sun to Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, created man-made waterfalls in New York, and turned the rivers of Tokyo, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Moss and Bremen green. He has now installed a 90-metre smoke-filled tunnel in Copenhagen. TateShots went to meet Eliasson at his studio to find out more.

Friday, July 08, 2011

GSA Video Archive

Lectures from the Mackintosh School of Architecture Friday Lecture Series are now available to view online on the newly-launched GSA Video Archive. Speakers include Rick Mather, Robert Tavernor and David Kohn.

Visualising China

8,000 rare photographs of Chinese life in the early twentieth century have just launched online through the Visualising China project, a unique virtual archive giving researchers new opportunities to explore and interact with images of China taken between 1850-1950.
The archive includes rare shots of the nationalist leader of China Chiang Kai-Shek among photographs taken by the Chinese ambassador to the USSR during World War Two, Fu Bingchang.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Complete List of Print Serials in GSA Library

We've just added a Complete List of Print Serials in GSA Library to our website, which provides details of our complete holdings (including dates) of journals, serials, magazines, annual catalogues, year books, almanacs and other periodicals. The list follows a year's programme of work to tidy up our journal holdings and make it easier for our readers to understand what we hold. We've amalgamated catalogue records where journals were previously split over 2 or more records, added extra fields of information (such as ISSNs, publishers and publication frequency) and cross-referenced our catalogue records to alternative titles where journals have changed titles over time.