Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Google's Cultural Institute, launched earlier this month, is a virtual museum with the aim of preserving and promoting culture in online. As well as an imposing website aesthetic, the resource also excels in presenting digitised exhibits of archives which chronicle historical figures and events from the twentieth century up to the present day. Not only do the archives provide a comprehensive visual account of a certain period, they also interweave the personal stories of individuals in the form of narratives which run through each of the 42 exhibits. Major world events such as D-Day, the Holocaust and the anti-apartheid movement are documented with reference to manuscripts, old photographs, artifacts and videos.
Google have worked with a number of international partners to bring the highly visual and personal nature of the archive to life. Perhaps most useful to GSA researchers is the ability to zoom in and out on the images on the site as found in studying the digital collections of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the facility to search across the archive for specific persons, places, events or dates.
Monday, October 22, 2012
JournalTOCs sponsored by Heriot-Watt University, pulls together a database of Table of Contents (TOCs) from 20,263 scholarly journals and provides a convenient point of access to search these TOCs.
As well as providing comprehensive lists of the most highly regarded journals, the latest published research from some 1282 publishers is also searchable online with the aim of providing alerts to researchers when new issues of academic publications are about to be published. Even if you’re not a researcher or academic these publications can still be useful to identify likely future trends, or how technology or an idea is being implemented. You can also learn the names of researchers and where the research is taking place.
A substantial number of these publications are open access so the full text is quickly and directly accessible online for free. GSA subscribe to the relevant art and design, and architecture journals. http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 9:07 am
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
http://www.iesr.ac.uk/ alongside details of the contributor. Based at University of Manchester, this useful tool has been designed with a view to supporting the UK academic community.
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 9:33 am
Labels: online resources
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
become immersed in the index of zines at the link http://zinewiki.com/
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Monday, October 15, 2012
A plethora of original documents belonging to Winston Churchill have been digitised by Bloomsbury and made instantly available to academics, historians as well as politicians interested in reading his comments on coalition governments. There are some novel entries, (copies of Churchill's school reports and a cigar bill feature) yet this expansive archive containing nearly one million documents also documents the private commentary behind the public facade of office. The significance of the collection is apparent by accessing remotely at the link http://www.churchillarchive.com/index .
Friday, October 12, 2012
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
http://print-resources.tumblr.com/page/2 for a list of useful international printer resources.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
topic of environmental sustainability.
Monday, October 08, 2012
http://www.theatrevoice.com/about-us/ .Fully comprehensive and a bit alternate. As You Like It.
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 2:11 pm