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…

3:26 pm - Thu, Jul 3, 2014
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Library Closed July 4th—Independence Day

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The ACA Library of SCAD-Atlanta is closed Friday, July 4th.

We are open on the weekend Saturday & Sunday Noon-5:30 pm.

Resources available 24/7 at library.scad.edu.

3:33 pm - Wed, Jul 2, 2014
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Check out SCAD fashion Professor Mark Hughes’ latest Blog entry on the gowns of Charles James: http://dearmrsminiver.com/2014/gowns-of-glory-charles-james-beyond-fashion/ 

Be sure to check out the exhibition catalog for his recent Met show now available in the ACA Library: http://library.scad.edu/record=b1370895~S0

3:52 pm - Mon, Jun 30, 2014
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Staff Picks - Music & Sound

This quarter’s Staff Picks shelf is all about the joy of music and the exploration of sound in art practice. We have a wide selection of aural-related reading material, from the bright eye-candy of photography collections Atlanta: Hip Hop and the South and Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture to more serious, theory-oriented reads like Jacques Attali’s Noise: The Political Economy of Music.

We also have books exploring artists working at the intersection of music, sound, and contemporary art, such as Gordon Monahan’s Seeing Sound and Nicolas Collins’ DIY cookbook for aspiring electronic musicians (ever wanted to make your own synthesizers?), Handmade Electronic Music.

And what would a music-oriented display be without any actual music? Don’t worry—we’ve got plenty of music hiding behind the Circulation Desk and have put a few choice selections from the CD collection up on display, including Ma Rainey’s Mother of the BluesConlon Nancarrow’s experiments with multiple re-programmed player pianos (must be heard to be believed); Morton Feldman’s ode to his painter colleague For Philip Guston; and more, all to whet your appetite for music.

Also, don’t forget to dig into the SCAD Libraries’ online catalog to find more CDs! Happy reading and happy listening to all! 

Click on the cover images below for more information.

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4:22 pm - Wed, Jun 25, 2014
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The Altered Book

The Jen Library has a growing collection of artists’ books located in the Special Collections department.  Artists’ books describe a broad category of book forms, with the commonality being that they were conceived of and fabricated by an artist, not a publisher or other entity.  Artists’ books can be created in a finite or open ended edition or can be created as a unique object.  They may be completely handmade, machine generated, or they can be in some in-between overlapping subset.

Falling into the unique subset is the altered book.  An altered book has one criterion: it must start with an existing book.  The artist then alters that book to create another object.   While it is possible for an artist to alter a number of the same books in very similar ways, usually that is not the case.  The artist can alter the book in any number of ways by folding, cutting, pasting, painting, stamping, sewing, carving or other methods of transforming the pages and / or the covers of an existing book.  The new book may incorporate quite a lot of the original, or the original may be completely unrecognizable.

The Jen Library’s altered book collection is small, but has some very interesting members.  The foremost of which is titled Geomorphology by Brian Dettmer, an Atlanta based artist who is well known for his unique book sculptures.  Dettmer clamps his books, sculpts them, and uses glue to secure the many intricate layers. 

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Geomorphology
by Brian Dettmer, 2012

Dark Heart is a small altered book by Mar Gorman.   She describes her inspiration on a vendor’s website:  “This book was made during a period when I was listening to a lot of Leonard Cohen and some of the words are excerpted from his songs. Many of the images were also inspired by his words.” Gorman has printed, stitched, and pasted images onto various inserted pages.  It is difficult to tell whether there is any part of the original text left. 

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Dark Heart
by Mar Gorman 2011

Poppy Dully used an Applied Psychology textbook to create her Noir influenced story, The Trained memory and pickpocket.   She printed eleven monotypes of film images from the 1959 film Pickpocket in a dark sepia ink across the text. The text provides practical instructions on training memory for personal and business uses and the red letterpress headings on each page tie the imagery together.

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The Trained memory and pickpocket by Poppy Dully, 2009

3:40 pm - Tue, Jun 24, 2014
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SCAD Libraries rolls out two ProQuest trials

eLibrary and Research Companion are the newest electronic resources being considered for inclusion in the libraries’ holdings, and your opinion matters! eLibrary provides high-quality, scholarly sources for research students, while Research Companion helps hone their information literacy skills. Visit the Database Trials LibGuide for access, then tell us what you think by filling out the survey.

http://scad.libguides.com/trials

11:58 am - Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Summer Quarter Welcome

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Happy Summer Quarter! Hope you got your fill of sunshine and are ready to get back to class.

Escape the summer heat and humidity and get your work done in the library.  We’ve got computers to use as well as comfortable 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 the beach!  Visit our website for locations and hours.

If you feel like getting your work done at home, remember - as SCAD students you have access to variety of scholarly 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.

11:41 am - Wed, Jun 11, 2014
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New Book Shelf in the Library

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Here are a few of our new titles on the new book shelf.

Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes

Poster Graphics (2013)

A History of Video Art

Wayshowing > Wayfinding: Basic and Interactive

Hi-Fructose Vol. 3

Best Practices for Graphic Designers: Packaging

8:56 am - Mon, Jun 9, 2014
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The Jen Library in Savannah will be closed June 9 - 13 for renovations. We will re-open on Monday, June 16 at 8:30am.

Of course, while you won’t be able to visit our physical collection, remember you have access to a wealth of information through our library website library.scad.edu If…

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