Toronto FTC SIG Dinner Sunday night

The FTC SIG members are meeting for dinner on Sunday night. All are welcome!

If you’re interested in joining us, please meet in front of the Sheraton Centre Concierge Desk at 7:30.

A local Italian restaurant, Terroni, has been suggested as one possible venue, but feel free to suggest others.

Hope to see you there!

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)

In Toronto / RE: Queen West Art Crawl & FTC SIG Meeting Scheduling Conflict

For any FTC SIG members who are joining the Queen West Art Crawl tomorrow (Friday, March 30th / Meet-up at 12:15 near the ARLIS Registration Desk located on the Lower Concourse, Sheraton Hotel):

The Art Crawl delivers participants back to the hotel at 4:30.

The FTC SIG meeting starts a half-hour earlier, at 4:00.

I’ll be on the Art Crawl tour, but I’m skipping the MOCCA portion of the tour and heading back to the hotel early – just in time for our FTC SIG meeting at 3:30. You’re welcome to join me on the Queen Street streetcar for the return trip back to the hotel.

Don’t forget to buy your two streetcar tokens for the Art Crawl. You can buy them at the ARLIS Conference Registration Desk of the Sheraton Hotel.

For more information on the Queen West Art Crawl:

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)


This is a final reminder for the upcoming Fashion, Textile & Costume Special Interest Group (FTC SIG) meeting which will be held on Friday March 30, 2012 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in the Elgin room of the Sheraton Centre. You do not need to be a SIG member to attend; all are welcome!

We will need a recorder for this meeting and would appreciate a volunteer. Please contact me if you are interested.

Please let me know if you’d like to be acknowledged for a presentation or event at the ARLIS/NA Conference, or if you have other FTC-related news to share.

The FTC SIG meeting agenda is posted below. If you’d like to bring up a topic for discussion, please notify me and I’ll add it to the agenda, time permitting.


• Welcome, introductions, and attendee sign-up sheet. (Recorder of minutes?)
• FTC SIG membership update
• FTC SIG Resources reminder & feedback: Blog and Fashion Librarians Resource Guide.
• Call for a Vice-Moderator, Blog assistant-editor

• FTC-related Conference Highlights:
o Society Circle Event
o Fashion, Textile & Costume Collections Tour: (Monday April 2, 2012 9:15am – 6:00pm) Guest speaker – Anu Liivandi, Assistant Curator of Textiles & Costume in the Department of World Cultures of the Royal Ontario Museum will provide a brief overview of the ROM Textile & Costume collections

o ARLIS/NA 2013 in Pasadena – tour ideas, call for presentations
o Information competencies & fashion students – tips for library instruction

See you in Toronto!

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Costume & Textiles Image Databases

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Costume & Textiles Image Library
Most of these images are, or are thought to be, in the public domain. Refer to the copyright information associated with each image.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Costume & Textiles Collection Image Database

These were just added to our Fashion Librarians’ Resource Guide on the IMAGES & MULTIMEDIA TAB, PRIVATE IMAGE COLLECTIONS content box.

Feel free to send others and I’ll link them to our Resource Guide.

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)

Visionaire – Multi-format art/fashion publication

For academic librarians…

If your library collects issues of Visionaire, would you kindly share your impressions with regard to the following questions:

1) What are their approximate usage counts?
2) Which departments use them? (fashion, graphic arts, package design, etc.)
3) Do they circulate, or are they located in Reference, Permanent Reserve, etc?
4) Do you take any measures to prevent loss or damage?
4) How are they cataloged & shelved? (I.E. Irregular formats, shapes, etc.)


Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)