Edinburgh Loves Anime

This week is Scotland Loves Anime week, in Edinburgh and Glasgow! The dates for Edinburgh are 16th – 22nd October 2017.

We have lots of brilliant anime DVDs in ECA Library for you to watch here or borrow.

For Edinburgh film listings and ticket sales go to:


17. October 2017 by jfurnes1
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Forthcoming display at ECA Library

We are pleased to announce that our next display in ECA Library will be a selection of works by artist and curator David Bellingham, from 7th November 2017.

More details soon!

16. October 2017 by jfurnes1
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Resource in Focus: e-Lexicons

e-Lexicons is an online resource for designers and artists, giving access to hundreds of reliable and accurate definitions, glossaries, biographies,  work examples, and bibliographies, covering the fields of graphic design, fashion, typography, illustration, lettering, and arts and crafts. Support material is provided such as lecture guides, indexes and reading lists.

You can access E-lexicons at the art and design databases list compiled by the Library.

You might also find the art and design subject guide useful.

09. October 2017 by jfurnes1
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Bloomsbury Design Library trial

From  Monday 2nd October all ECA students and staff will have access to a trial of the new Bloomsbury Design Library, a comprehensive online resource which offers coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It combines carefully curated text and image content of the highest quality with an intuitive taxonomy for research and discovery. It can be used to enhance teaching, learning and research in the field of Visual Arts and Design.

You can access the trial directly via: https://www.bloomsburydesignlibrary.com/home

To access all the trials currently available on the library e-resources trials webpage, using your EASE log-in, please go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials

Our trial of the Bloomsbury Design Library will last 60 days. Please dont forget to give us your feedback via the trials webpage above.

02. October 2017 by jfurnes1
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Information Security Awareness Week 2017

Information Security Awareness Week will be held on 2nd – 6th October 2017. The week will focus on why information matters to all University students and staff, the threats that we all face as users, and how you can take some very simple steps to quickly protect your personal data and research content.

The main event on the afternoon of 4th October will see invited internal and external speakers present and discuss some of the issues. These will be very accessible and are aimed at all audiences, regardless of technical abilities. Bookings are now open via the following event channel: http://edin.ac/2huw29Z

We will also be active on Twitter during the week, with hints, tips and useful guidance. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/UoEInfoSec and with #UoEInfoSec

Further information will be posted on http://www.ed.ac.uk/infosec and Twitter during the week.

02. October 2017 by jfurnes1
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Free artists’ bookmarks at ECA Library!

Bookmarks XV 2017 – 2018:

Bookmarks XV is the fifteenth and final outing of the Bookmarks series from University of West of England, Bristol, UK. Part I of the free artwork distribution series launched in 2004 and has since visited 159 galleries, bookstores, workshops, centres, schools, museums and libraries in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and USA, including ECA!

The series grew out of an aim to encourage appreciation and awareness of artists working in the book format. Participating artists each produced an edition of 100 signed and numbered bookmarks which were divided into 100 sets; one full set being sent to each of the contributing artists and the rest divided and sent out in distribution boxes to host venues around the world, such as libraries, for visitors to discover.

Since 2004, 598 artists have contributed 59,800 bookmarks to the project. Each bookmark is stamped with the current project’s website address, which directs the taker of the bookmark to the gallery section of the website. Visitors can view works by the artists and contact contributors via their website and email links on the site. As interest in artists’ books practice has grown internationally over the years, the bookmarks projects have now reached a natural conclusion.

Bookmarks XV will visit ten venues from September 2017 – February 2018 in Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK and USA. The final set has 54 artists and groups who have sent their bookmarks from Australia, Canada, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Sweden the UK and USA. For more information please visit: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk

Pop into ECA Library to pick up your free bookmark!

28. September 2017 by jfurnes1
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Happy National Poetry Day 2017

Thursday 28th September 2017:

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.


from Dream Work, by Mary Oliver.

Published by Atlantic Monthly Press.

© Mary Oliver

28. September 2017 by jfurnes1
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New subject guides to help your research

We have launched a new set of ECA subject guides to help you find resources for study and research.

You can access the guides at the following links:

For Music: http://edinburgh-uk.libguides.com/schoolofmusic

For Art & Design: http://edinburgh-uk.libguides.com/artdesign

For Architecture & Landscape Architecture:


For History of Art: http://edinburgh-uk.libguides.com/historyofart

The full list of University library subject guides is at


Please contact your Academic Support Librarian if you would like help finding and using the online library resources.

19. September 2017 by jfurnes1
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ECA Library gets a refresh over summer!

ECA Library has had a “refresh” over the summer and you will notice we have new furniture and extra new power points on levels 1 and 0.

We have had a de-clutter to make more study spaces for our library users, in response to feedback in the various student surveys.

We hope you enjoy the new furniture and atmosphere!

Please note that the library no longer has any study space on level 2 of Evolution House, and there is no direct access from the Library through to the level 2 computer labs. Q-Digital has moved from Hunter Building into level 2 of Evolution House. On level 2 you will find a Mac lab, a PC lab, an open access computer lab, and a fantastic range of large scale printers. All the resources on level 2 are managed by the School. There is an ECA IT Helpdesk on level 2 for queries relating to the IT resources on level 2. The opening hours during semester are: Monday – Friday 9.30am-12.30 and 1.30-4.30pm. Outwith those times, please direct enquiries regarding ECA IT matters to the Information Services Helpline at IS.Helpline@ed.ac.uk or phone 0131 651 51 51.

18. September 2017 by jfurnes1
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ECA Library extends a warm welcome to all new students, and a hearty “Welcome Back!” to all returning students and staff.

For new students, a great place to start for Library information is the University Library homepage here:


You can find information about the ECA Library (Evolution House, West Port) here:


and information about the departmental Art & Architecture Library (Minto House, Chambers Street) here:


We wish you all well and hope you enjoy your first Semester. Please do not hesitate to ask a member of Library staff for help, we will be delighted to assist you.

Welcome sign at ECA

11. September 2017 by jfurnes1
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