ARLIS-NA 2017 Annual Conference: FTC SIG Business Meeting Minutes

Below you will find the 2017 annual business meeting minutes. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Nicole LaMoreaux or Lauren Gavin.

Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group Business Meeting

  • Start: 8:05am
  • Introductions of attendees (18 total)
  • Research Guide discussion
    • Continue to update the blogs but focus on those that have longevity and feature the top 5 blogs at the moment.
  • Consortia
    • Smaller resources work together to create consortia to help with pricing
    • Challenges:
      • State schools logistics and politics
      • Public vs. Private vs. For-profit vs. Not-for-profit
    • Fashion schools around Europe have consortia (could fashion schools/programs in the US join in or replicate system here?)
    • Request that you post on the blog or email Sandra Ley with key resources and wish list items.
  • Annual Conference 2018
    • Looking to host panel(s) and tour(s)
    • Panels: fashion specific librarians or resources
      • Charles James Archive was an idea that was discussed
    • Tours: Costume Institute, Ralph Lauren Library, College Library Tours (The New School, FIT, LIM College), Wova Archive, Material ConneXion, Fashion District (create a Google Map to distribute to members and/or ARLIS as a whole publicizing fashion and yarn areas in the city), Conde Nast, Albright Fashion Library, costume on Broadway, WGSN/Stylus City Tours
  • Co-vice moderator Introduction
  • Fashion Friends Email List
    • This is provided for schools in the UK – should we replicate it here in the US?
  • Vendor Updates
    • Bloomsbury Publishing
      • Bloomsbury Fashion Central
        • Contains Berg Fashion Library and the Fashion Photography Archive
          • Fashion Photography Archive contains images from 1970-2000, 750K photos, street and behind the scenes fashion shots
        • Design Platform (May 2017)
          • Working with designers/museums from around the world
        • Architecture Platform (2018)
          • 60 reference books
        • Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture
        • Culture history library
        • Food Library
      • Visionaire
        • 25th anniversary coffee table book is available for purchase
        • 66th issue just was published
        • Redoing their website
        • Looking at archiving the back issues (this would live on their website)
  • Concluded: 9:00am

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