Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This is Make Works: a curated directory of Scottish industry

Ever had a great creative idea, but couldn't bring it about because you could source your materials of manufacturing processes locally? Well, hopefully, this no longer needs to be the case thanks to the Make Works directory of local Scottish fabricators, material suppliers and facilities.

This website isn't your usual bland and anonymous directory, MakeWorks have personally gone out and visited each facility listed on the directory in order to gather information, photos and videos of the processes and materials involved, providing a rich picture of what each place can offer. You can also find expert production guides and articles covering a whole range of subjects.

Make Works is a great source of information for students, researchers and makers alike and it is continuously adding new content. To find out mare about Make Works, visit their website or sign up to their newsletter online.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Times Digital Archive now available on campus!

I'm sure you'll all be happy to hear that the GSA Library can now give you access to the entire digital archive of the Times newspaper from 1785 to 2008. The Times Digital Archive offers access to 220 years of The Times as full-text facsimile. It's a great opportunity for students and researchers to explore the context surrounding the period of time covered by their research.

The Times Digital Archive is accessible on campus only via the GSA Library catalogue. Follow this link to try it out today.