ECA Library welcomes all new and returning students

We would like to offer a warm welcome to all new and returning ECA students, do come and visit ECA Library in Evolution House, at West Port!

You can find out more about ECA Library here:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/using-library/lib-locate/eca-library

08. September 2018 by jfurnes1
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Summer 2018 artist’s books display at ECA Library, Evolution House

Our current display at ECA Library has been curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark and features works by herman de vries, from the Clark’s own Cairn Gallery collection.

The display is on level 1 of ECA Library, Evolution House, West Port, and runs until 30th September.

06. August 2018 by jfurnes1
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Rowan Paton wins 2018 RSA Open ECA Library Award

We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh-based artist Rowan Paton has been awarded the ECA Library Award at the RSA Open 2018. This will entitle Rowan to 1 year’s free borrowing membership of all of the University of Edinburgh libraries including ECA Library.

Rowan was awarded the prize for her work “Tower Block grew a Mountain”.

You can read an interview with Rowan here and find out more about her here.

Tower Block Grew a Mountain, Rowan Paton, 2018

 

09. July 2018 by jfurnes1
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Screen Studies online database trial goes live

Screen Studies is an online digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond, offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving image studies.

It comprises a  collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.

Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs. It has been described as an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.

The trial will be live from 3rd July to 31st August 2018.

You can access the trial from here:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials

03. July 2018 by jfurnes1
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The Walk is the Art

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new display of artists’ books in ECA Library, curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark. This latest presentation in a series, features work by walking artist Hamish Fulton from the Clark’s archive.

05. June 2018 by jfurnes1
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Exam revision with Lynda.com

Issue three of our Learning with Lynda.com at The University of Edinburgh newsletter, our student exam revision special* is now available to view online on your desktop computer, tablet or mobile.

In this special edition you’ll learn how to:

  • Improve your reading skills
  • Improve your note-taking skills
  • Enhance your memory
  • Score better on tests

*Although this issue has been designed for students, the techniques, hints and tips outlined may also be useful to members of staff.

View issue three at: http://bit.ly/learnwithlyndaissuethree

23. April 2018 by jfurnes1
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Revision masterclass and exam help!

Effective revision

Do you find revising challenging? Are you prepared for your exams?  This trouble-shooting session will help you develop strategies to take charge of your revision and perform more confidently in your exams.

  • Wednesday April 25th at 13:30 (90 minutes)

Essays in exams

Do you want to improve your writing under pressure?  Are you prepared for your exams?  This trouble-shooting session will help you develop strategies to write more effective long answers in your exams.

  • Wednesday April 26th at 15:30 (90 minutes)

To book a place: http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/undergraduate/courses/study-skills

18. April 2018 by jfurnes1
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Hans Waanders display at ECA Library

Monday 9th April 2018:

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new artists’ books display, curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark, of Moschatel Press.

The display features works by Hans Waanders (1951-2001) from the Clarks’ archive, and is located on level 1 of the ECA Library at Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh.

We feel particularly fortunate and grateful to be able to show these wonderful bookworks and cards from the Clarks’ own collection. Waanders had an affinity with Scotland and spent several happy visits here as he travelled all over Europe in search of his beloved kingfishers.

To find out more about the ECA Library artists’ books collection please see https://artistsbooksinscotland.wordpress.com/

 

Photograph by Peter Foolen, Geuldal, Zuid-Limburg, The Netherlands, 1994.

09. April 2018 by jfurnes1
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Bookmarks 2018: artists’ books fair at ECA Fire Station

On Wednesday 21st March 2018:

In its fourth year, BOOKMARKS artists’ bookfair will again provide a stimulating platform for visitors to explore artists’ books and zines made by practitioners from across Scotland and further afield. Exploring the artists’ book in its broadest sense, BOOKMARKS is a first stop for those interested in bookmaking as an artistic practice.

The fair is accompanied by an eclectic selection of talks and workshops from 1.45pm to 6.00pm.

19. March 2018 by jfurnes1
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BBC Listener Archive trial

We are pleased the Library has trial access to the The Listener Historical Archive from Gale Cengage. This gives you access to the complete archive of the BBC periodical that was published from 1929-1991.

You can access the trial via the Library e-resources trials webpage, until 12th March.

The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC under its Director-General Lord Reith. Its aim was to be the intellectual counterpart to Radio Times, then the BBC listings magazine, and featured commentaries on the intellectual broadcasts of the week as well as previews of major literary and musical programmes. What makes the archive even more interesting is that The Listener was original developed as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks (radio and TV) so is one of the few records of the content of many early broadcasts.

Please don’t forget to give your feedback on this resource.

12. February 2018 by jfurnes1
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