We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh-based artist Rowan Paton has been awarded the ECA Library Award at the RSA Open 2018. This will entitle Rowan to 1 year’s free borrowing membership of all of the University of Edinburgh libraries including ECA Library.
Rowan was awarded the prize for her work “Tower Block grew a Mountain”.
You can read an interview with Rowan here and find out more about her here.
Tower Block Grew a Mountain, Rowan Paton, 2018
Screen Studies is an online digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond, offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving image studies.
It comprises a collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.
Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs. It has been described as an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.
The trial will be live from 3rd July to 31st August 2018.
You can access the trial from here:
We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new display of artists’ books in ECA Library, curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark. This latest presentation in a series, features work by walking artist Hamish Fulton from the Clark’s archive.
Issue three of our Learning with Lynda.com at The University of Edinburgh newsletter, our student exam revision special* is now available to view online on your desktop computer, tablet or mobile.
In this special edition you’ll learn how to:
- Improve your reading skills
- Improve your note-taking skills
- Enhance your memory
- Score better on tests
*Although this issue has been designed for students, the techniques, hints and tips outlined may also be useful to members of staff.
View issue three at: http://bit.ly/learnwithlyndaissuethree
Do you find revising challenging? Are you prepared for your exams? This trouble-shooting session will help you develop strategies to take charge of your revision and perform more confidently in your exams.
- Wednesday April 25th at 13:30 (90 minutes)
Essays in exams
Do you want to improve your writing under pressure? Are you prepared for your exams? This trouble-shooting session will help you develop strategies to write more effective long answers in your exams.
- Wednesday April 26th at 15:30 (90 minutes)
To book a place: http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/undergraduate/courses/study-skills
Monday 9th April 2018:
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new artists’ books display, curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark, of Moschatel Press.
The display features works by Hans Waanders (1951-2001) from the Clarks’ archive, and is located on level 1 of the ECA Library at Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh.
We feel particularly fortunate and grateful to be able to show these wonderful bookworks and cards from the Clarks’ own collection. Waanders had an affinity with Scotland and spent several happy visits here as he travelled all over Europe in search of his beloved kingfishers.
To find out more about the ECA Library artists’ books collection please see https://artistsbooksinscotland.wordpress.com/
Photograph by Peter Foolen, Geuldal, Zuid-Limburg, The Netherlands, 1994.
On Wednesday 21st March 2018:
In its fourth year, BOOKMARKS artists’ bookfair will again provide a stimulating platform for visitors to explore artists’ books and zines made by practitioners from across Scotland and further afield. Exploring the artists’ book in its broadest sense, BOOKMARKS is a first stop for those interested in bookmaking as an artistic practice.
The fair is accompanied by an eclectic selection of talks and workshops from 1.45pm to 6.00pm.
We are pleased the Library has trial access to the The Listener Historical Archive from Gale Cengage. This gives you access to the complete archive of the BBC periodical that was published from 1929-1991.
You can access the trial via the Library e-resources trials webpage, until 12th March.
The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC under its Director-General Lord Reith. Its aim was to be the intellectual counterpart to Radio Times, then the BBC listings magazine, and featured commentaries on the intellectual broadcasts of the week as well as previews of major literary and musical programmes. What makes the archive even more interesting is that The Listener was original developed as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks (radio and TV) so is one of the few records of the content of many early broadcasts.
Please don’t forget to give your feedback on this resource.
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new display in ECA Library, curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark. The display features issues of the 1960s visual poetry magazine “Poor.Old.Tired.Horse.” by Ian Hamilton Finlay, alongside works by Finlay from the Clark’s own collection.
We are really pleased to have been able to host this latest in a series of displays curated by the Clarks.
You can find out more about their work at pagesandwalls.com
You can see more of Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. at Ubuweb.
We are delighted to announce a new subscription to the Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive. This fantastic visual resource is a sister to the Berg Fashion Library which we have had for a while now.
Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive is an online resource containing more than 750,000 newly-digitized and high-quality runway, backstage, and street style images, curated by Editor in Chief Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York.
An extensive collection of fashion photographs, for use by students and educators, the archive includes images of international runway shows from the 1970s until the early 2000s, from over 400 designers; key collections from McQueen, Gaultier, Westwood, Chalayan, Galliano, etc; rare backstage and front row shots from fashion shows of the past forty years; and street-style images from global fashion cities. The Archive’s index and interactive time line allow students to compare and trace trends, designers, and seasons.
You can access the Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive via the library databases A-Z webpage, or through the library “databases by subject” webpage for Art and Design.
We hope you will find this a useful resource for sourcing fashion and costume inspiration and context.
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