Online Costume & Fashion Collections

As part of an overhaul of my library research guides, I created a Tumblr to post online collections and websites covering art, architecture, and design images, books, films, photography, and more. Each collection is tagged by subject so that I can directly link to those posts on the appropriate guide. There are currently 28 items tagged fashion with sub-collections including fashion plates and costume.

thumbnails of fashion images

There are so many incredible digital collections relevant to the arts and design and we librarians know that the images and other media in these collections don’t always surface in a Google or Google Image search. Moving this content off my research guides helps with reducing information anxiety and overall web design – I no longer have massive lists of links. With Tumblr, I can post as many collections as I discover, editing or deleting when necessary.

What fashion, costume, or textile collections do you recommend?

Plug for FTC SIG Related Posters at 2017 ARLIS-NA Conference

There are two poster presentations that might peek the interest of our members. The posters will be presented on Tuesday, February 7 from 3:30-4:40pm in The District room.

Lauren Gavin (LIM College) and Nicole LaMoreaux (The New School) will be presenting the poster, The Evolution of C.O.O.L. (Collaboration, Outreach, and Organization (in the) Library)You can read more about the poster here.

Jerrold Shiroma (University of California, Merced) will be presenting the poster, The Art of Costume Design: The Work of Dunya Ramicova. You can read more about the poster here.

 

Call for Volunteer Photographers

It is that time of year again! We are looking for volunteer photographers to assist with the Librarian Wardrobe’s coverage of the ARLIS-NA 2017 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA from Sunday, February 5 to Thursday, February 9.

Please sign up for this volunteer position here. We will take volunteers on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you for your assistance.

Vendor Highlight: WWD Educational Services

Written by Randi Segal

WWD takes the future professional lives of your students seriously and we know that starts with our relationship with you, the resource librarians. Currently WWD boasts a prestigious list of fashion schools looking to equip their students and academics with the most relevant topics concerning the business of retailing, fashion, beauty and luxury. For over 106 years, WWD remains the most well-established authority in the fashion/retail field and is always first to market with fashion industry news. Many schools insist that their students get comfortable navigating WWD content as they know it is a resource that will likely stay with them throughout their careers.

When we work together, you always have a direct contact (usually me) who will provide solutions and actively facilitate information-gathering. If you are not currently working with WWD, here is what you should know:

·         Access is through a site license (not individual student subscriptions);

·         We even offer access when the student is off-campus, through domain-based recognition;

·         WWD offers archived content for student research;

·         We offer editorial curation based on a school’s course offerings and needs;

·         WWD will customize your package to focus on needs and budgets;

·         WWD provides additional insight through videos, business insight reports and analysis, Global Summit Summaries, etc;

·         WWD has long been considered the “Bible of the Industry” and is read by all fashion and retail industry icons.

WWD collaborates with major fashion organizations (CFDA, ITAA, AAFA) and we work to make sure our content is fulfilling the specific skills needed to succeed in the business world.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss WWD‘s offerings at randi.segal@wwd.com.

2016 Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art Conference Schedule

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College is pleased to announce the sixth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three-day event in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and art in fashion. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The theme for this year’s Fashion: Now & Then Conference is Fashion as Art. The conference will host presenters and artists that will demonstrate how fashion information and art in fashion have evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future. Presentation topics and artworks will include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collection development, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, ephemera, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, libraries, magazines, marketing, material culture, merchandising, museums, new media, oral history, patrons, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, product development, rare books, retail, social media, special collections, textiles, and trend reporting.

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues) from Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 2016.

For more information, please check out the Fashion: Now & Then Conference schedule.

Registration is open: http://tinyurl.com/2016fnt

Bloomsbury Fashion Central Webinar Recording

This is the recording of the Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group’s collaboration with Bloomsbury Fashion Central (https://youtu.be/KrcsIHz-KvA). You will learn about Berg Fashion Library’s updated interface and the digital resource, Fairchild Photography Archive, that will be launched this fall.

We apologize that we were not able to record the full session, but we did record most of the webinar.

Should you have any questions regarding subscriptions please contact, Kim Petit at kim.petit@bloomsbury.com.

 

Fashion: Now & Then Conference Registration is Open

Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art 
October 20 – 22, 2016
LIM College, New York City, NY

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College is pleased to announce the sixth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three-day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and art in fashion. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The theme for this year’s Fashion: Now & Then Conference is Fashion as Art. The conference will host presenters and artists that will demonstrate how fashion information and art in fashion have evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future. Presentation topics and artworks will include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collection development, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, ephemera, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, libraries, magazines, marketing, material culture, merchandising, museums, new media, oral history, patrons, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, product development, rare books, retail, social media, special collections, textiles, and trend reporting.

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues) from Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 2016.

For more information, please check out the Fashion: Now & Then Conference website: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/

Registration is open: http://tinyurl.com/2016fnt

A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact Nicole LaMoreaux (nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu) for more information.