Fashion research project – a short interview enquiry


I’m working on a research project for ProQuest and would like to ask if you have the time to participate in a short interview in the next week please? My aim is to investigate:

  • Whether institutions offer a standalone fashion or textiles programme, or whether they include fashion within other programmes, and if so, which ones.
  • The type of courses and disciplines studied by current Fashion students internationally.
  • How fashion students conduct their research in their institutions.
  • Future needs and demands in terms of resources.

The findings will be used to inform ProQuest of how students, tutors and librarians are using resources. The questions can be sent to participants by email or I can arrange a time for a short telephone call. Thanks! If it’s of interest please email me at

kind regards

Andrea Morrison

A Marketing freelancer, in the UK

Makerspaces in libraries survey

Please read the e-mail below and help our colleague, John Burke, with his research on makerspaces in libraries.


From: Burke, John []
Subject: Makerspaces in libraries survey

For a book that I am writing on makerspaces in libraries, I am curious to learn more about libraries that have a makerspace, fab lab, or hackerspace.  These spaces are areas in a library where patrons can use tools and equipment to imagine, design, build, and create all sorts of different things.

I’m trying to get a sense of what types of making are happening in various library settings.  If you have a makerspace or are planning to launch one, I would appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out my survey at

It should take about five minutes to complete (depending on how much you’d like to share).

The results of the survey will be shared with this list soon after the survey closes, with a more involved analysis available once the book is published. I am eager to learn more about makerspace implementations, and to share that information with you.

Please complete the survey as soon as possible.  Thanks so much for your participation!

John J. Burke, MSLS
Director, Gardner-Harvey Library, Miami University Middletown
513-727-3293 /
Text your questions to 513-273-5360

Fashion Industry Research?

Hi Folks,

Our Fashion Marketing & Management program here at the Savannah College of Art and Design is growing. Our library does not yet have business intelligence databases such as Euromonitor or Mintel, so we are doing our best to help students with their fashion industry research (market/lifestyle/consumer demographics, etc) using our other resources. Can anyone recommend a webinar or tutorial on doing (fashion) market research?

Carla-Mae Crookendale

Exhibition – Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s

Exhibition – Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s

Place:  Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Dates:  10 July 2013 – 16 February 2014

Description:  “Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s in a major exhibition at the V&A. Through more than 85 outfits, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s showcases the bold and exciting new looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.”

Exhibition – Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

Exhibition – Isabella Blow:  Fashion Galore!    

Place:  Somerset House, London    IsabellaBlow1

Dates:  20 November 2013 – 2 March 2014

Description:  “This autumn, Somerset House, in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, is proud to present Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, a major fashion exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art.”

Exhibition: ‘Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith’

Exhibition:  ‘Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith’        PaulSmith

Location:  The Design Museum, London

Dates:  15 November 2013 – 09 March 2014

Description:  “The Design Museum takes you into the world of fashion designer Paul Smith, a world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty.  Celebrating his career to date and exploring future developments, the exhibition references Paul Smith’s influences and fashion designs, charting the rise of this quintessentially British label which has become one of the leading fashion brands in the world.”


Become Wikipedia’s Best Fashion Editor!

Photo: Christin and Monica Ho, Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0
Photo: Christin and Monica Ho, Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0

From 12 November until 12 December, Europeana Fashion hosts the online Europeana Fashion Challenge on Wikipedia. During this month-long challenge, participants are invited to edit articles related to fashion on Wikipedia and have a chance to win some great prizes.

The challenge welcomes both new and experienced writers to create, edit or improve as many fashion related articles on Wikipedia as possible. As a source of inspiration and to enrich the articles with illustrations, writers can use contemporary and historical fashion images and videos from the collections of Europeana Fashion partners on Wikimedia Commons.

Participants receive points for creating new articles and expanding existing articles that contain one or more Europeana Fashion images. The most studious participants have a chance to win fashion books made available by Europeana Fashion partners.

To kick off the challenge, three fashion edit-a-thons are held around Europe: in Sweden, Italy and Israel. During these events, attendees are taught how to edit on Wikipedia. However, attendance of one of these edit-a-thons is not required for participants of the online challenge. Anyone can enter the challenge by signing up and editing from wherever they are.

The Europeana Fashion challenge is organised by Europeana Fashion, Europeana Awareness, Wikimedia Sweden, Wikimedia Italy and Wikimedia Israel.

Sign up for the Europeana Fashion Challenge
Learn how to edit on Wikipedia

More information about the edit-a-thons:
12 November – Stockholm – at Nordiska Museet (in English)
14 November – Padova – at Museo Rossimoda della Calzatura (in Italian)
20 November – Tel Aviv – at the Design Faculty of the Holon Institute of Technology (in Hebrew)

Best wishes,


Gabrielle de Pooter
Communication Advisor Online Media Europeana Fashion Project
At MoMu Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp
phone: +32 3 470 27 79 | skype: gabrielle_lucille | | |