Is anyone interested in occasional discussion about print materials? I’d love to share some of our more interesting titles, and learn about what you all are collecting as well. For example, Pattern Magic is one of the most unique books on clothing construction we’ve seen in years. We jumped right on the Japanese version as soon as it was released, but we’re just tickled that it’s available in English now. Do you have it in your collection? What do your patrons think of it?
Additionally, I think we could all help each other with some tough collection development problems. For example, “sourcing” is a subject that we can’t seem to find enough print materials on. Our students need guides for contractors and manufacturers of clothing and textiles worldwide, and print is still preferred by many. We have some great guides for the US, many published by Fashiondex but it’s hard to find the same for overseas. Any suggestions?
Looking forward to your feedback and conversation,
Special Collections Librarian
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising