12:16 pm - Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Ahoy, me maties!

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Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Want to talk like a swashbuckler?  Login to Mango Languages for a tutorial on Pirate.*

Arr, me hearty! A fine gentleman o’fortune ye be!

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4:57 pm - Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Merriam-Webster Unabridged

Whether you want to check out the word of the day, or simply check your spelling, Brittanica’s Merriam-Webster Unabridged online dictionary has the tool you need. Full of entertaining word games, mind-bending trivia, and of course, definitions, this electronic resource is packed with numerous benefits. Visit the SCAD Library website today to brush up on your vocabulary skills!

1:06 pm - Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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What can SCAD Libraries do for you?

Welcome students! Hope you got your fill of summer sunshine and are ready to get to class.  This week, as you get your syllabi and begin to plan your quarter, don’t forget what the library can do for you:

The Building: Escape your dorm/apartment/roommates and visit the library.  We’ve got computers to use and comfortable group and private study spaces.  You can borrow a Cintiq pen to use with our Wacom tablets, or perhaps you’d like to watch a DVD using our headphones (all available at the front desk).  When your work is done, grab some fiction or a graphic novel to take to a comfy couch!  Visit our website for locations and hours.

The Resources: If you feel like getting your work done at home, remember - as SCAD students you have access to variety of scholarly and professional resources 24/7 via the library website, library.scad.edu.  This includes articles, images, ebooks, and streaming media.  Watch this short tutorial on how to best search our catalog.  Not sure where to start?  Ask a librarian or check out one of our research guides.

3:42 pm - Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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acalibrary:

An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.
Image from the Internet Archive.
3:50 pm - Mon, Aug 11, 2014
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11:16 am - Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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A Visit from the Booklyn Artists Alliance

Last week, the very humorous Felice Tebbe of Booklyn Artists Alliance came to visit Special Collections and to share some of their amazing books.  We wanted to buy lots of them but limited it to just three in the interest of economy. 

Booklyn, headquartered in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is an artist-run, non-profit made up of artists and book makers. Their stated mission is “to promote artists’ books as art and research material and to assist artists and organizations in documenting, exhibiting, and distributing their artworks and archives.”

Booklyn helps artists in documenting, exhibiting, and distributing their artwork to interested institutions.  They provide educational programming on contemporary artists’ publications. They also curate exhibitions of the artists’ work in their own gallery and collaborate with museums.  It is just a plus to us that they also bring these amazing books to our door for us to see before we buy!  Thanks, Felice!

Here is some information on the books we purchased.  Come by Special Collections to see them:

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Harvest, by Tia Blassingame, was published in 2013 in an edition of 5.  It is a large book with a decoratively stitched stab binding, covered in Cave Paper.  If you are not familiar with Cave Paper, go here: http://www.cavepaper.com/)  It was letterpress printed and illustrated with silkscreened images. 

Here is a description from Booklyn:
Harvest looks towards Providence, Rhode Island’s past with African slave trading, utilizing historial documents as well as creating a symbolic narrative with screenprinted leaves. Blassingame’s process began by collecting fallen leaves from historic Benefit Street which were then reproduced in colors evoking the skin tones of African slaves. The work is Tia Blassingame’s attempt to bring awareness to the countless slaves that moved through the area while also creating some hope that they were able to find happiness in the fall colors. 

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Reset the Clocks, by Kelie Bowman, was published in 2014.  It is a unique book utilizing an accordion fold format, made of triangles of silkscreened paper stitched together.  Our vendor Felice mentioned that the paper used to create this book was originally part of an installed mural that explored the interaction of water and light.

Here is a description from Booklyn:
Kelie Bowman continues her play with structure in Reset the Clocks, a pseudo-accordian fold book with sewn pieces of silkscreened prints which can be folded and warped in endless combinations, making each reading experience unique.

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This book titled The Y Book was created by Christopher K Wilde and a host of other artists.  Work began on the concept in 1994, and the final book was completed in 2008.  It incorporates almost every printing technique and several forms of binding.  It consists of 3 interlocking book shapes created when the book was cut to open to the letter Y, each with a different binding style.  It was done in an edition of 50.  Jen Library’s copy is not numbered

Here is a partial description of the book from Booklyn:
A question, the sex determining chromosome, a point of confluence or separation depicted, a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. Started as a collection of examples of the letterform Y; the publisher made a dos-a-dos book and asked anyone to make a letter Y inside the book. When that book was filled with Ys, a second book began. When both books were filled, an editioned version began. The editioned book reprinted some choice selections from the original two books, plus included new “Y” material.

10:27 am - Mon, Jul 28, 2014
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3:35 pm - Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Merriam-Webster Unabridged arrives at SCAD Libraries

Whether you want to check out the word of the day, or simply check your spelling, Brittanica’s Merriam-Webster Unabridged online dictionary has the tool you need. Full of entertaining word games, mind-bending trivia, and of course, definitions, this electronic resource is packed with numerous benefits. Visit the SCAD Library website today to brush up on your vocabulary skills!

3:09 pm - Mon, Jul 14, 2014
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Carlos Perez is a graduate student in sequential art. He is also our summer work-study student in the library! He recommends

Comedy: an essay on comedy by George Meredith

What is this resource about? ”Three essays about comedy and comedic structure in relevance to the humanities…

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