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Trial access to art and design e-journals from Intellect

We currently have trial access to the following lovely Intellect journals, until 22nd June:

Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education

Craft Research

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty

International Journal of Education through Art

International Journal of Islamic Architecture

Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

Journal of Contemporary Painting

Journal of Illustration

Studies in Comics

Metaverse Creativity (new title: Virtual Creativity from volume 7, 2017)

To access these trials go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials

or search on DiscoverEd.

27. March 2017 by jfurnes1
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Save your Artstor Digital Library citations before June 1st

Artstor have informed us that upcoming changes to their platform are scheduled in June.

In order to help Artstor facilitate their platform improvements, the citation generator and saved citations features will be temporarily disabled. If you have saved citations that you need, please log in to your Artstor Digital Library account and download them before June 1st this year.

Please contact support@artstor.org with any questions about this.

You can access Artstor via the image databases webpage at:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/databases-subject-a-z/database-image-dbs

23. May 2017 by jfurnes1
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“What can I access once I have left ECA?”

As a graduate of ECA and the UoE, you will still be able to access various services and resources of the ECA and UoE libraries. For example, you will have access to databases such as Jstor, and you can register as an Alumni library user.

For more information, see

http://www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services/benefits/stay-connected/library

and

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/using-library/join-the-library/graduates-edinburgh

We wish you all the best for your future!

12. May 2017 by jfurnes1
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St Cecilia’s Hall re-opening to the public Thursday 11th May!

After 10 years of development, 5 years of fundraising and 2 years 8 months on site, and thanks to a very dedicated group of people, St Cecilia’s Hall will re-open to the public this Thursday, 11th May 2017!

St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room & Music Museum will be open to all, free, Tuesday – Friday, 10.00am – 5.00pm and Saturdays 12.00 – 5.00pm.

Visit http://www.stcecilias.ed.ac.uk/ to find about our fantastic programme of events including the Festival of Museums, Sypert Concert and concerts as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

We look forward to welcoming you to the all-new St Cecilia’s Hall!

Jacky MacBeath |Head of Museums, Deputy Head of the Centre for Research Collections |Centre for Research Collections.

08. May 2017 by jfurnes1
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Decennium

ECA Library artists’ books collection: 10 years at Evolution House:

In 2007 ECA Library moved into its new premises in Evolution House, merging the collections of the Art & Design Library and the Architecture Library. To mark this milestone of ten years in Evolution House, we have chosen an artist’s book from each year of the past decade, plus one for this year!

The titles we have chosen are:

1: 2007: Fiona Tan: Vox Populi Tokyo, Bookworks

2: 2008: Richard Tipping: Subvertising (C’est mon dada series), Redfoxpress

3: 2009: Lucy Roscoe: Shopping, Book Tree Press

4: 2010: Helen Douglas, Pond at Deuchar, Weproductions

5: 2011: Jennifer Bruce: Holy Corner Mandalas

6: 2012: Rebecca Fraser: Helluo Librorum

7: 2013: Where you are: a book of maps, Visual Editions

8: 2014: Julie Johnstone: Field 1 and Field 2, Essence Press

9: 2015: John Brown and Matt Swan: UFO, Zine a Month

10: 2016: Mike Saunders: George Clooney will always be handsome, If a Leaf Falls Press

11: 2017: Susie Wilson: Untitled box of books (created as a response to her research residency in ECA Library, 2016-17)

Curated by Jane Furness, ECA Academic Support Librarian.

24. April 2017 by jfurnes1
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Trade Catalogues and the American Home

Monday 24th April:

For the next four weeks we have trial access to Trade Catalogues and the American Home.

Explore domestic life, leisure and material culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America through the rich and varied material presented in Trade Catalogues and the American Home.

You can use this database for interdisciplinary research across the social sciences including:

• Material culture
• Social history
• History of business and marketing
• The rise of mail order and department stores
• The role of women: both within the home and without
• The changing nature of consumerism
• The idea of the ‘American Dream’
• Mass production
• The effects of conflict on business and consumerism
• Consumer habits and purchasing power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Significant products and services represented in the documents in this resource include

Department Store Catalogues; Fashion and Clothing; Bicycles; Home Furnishings and Furniture; Food; Household Appliances; Cosmetics; Home Remedies and Health; and Sports, Leisure and Outdoor Pursuits amongst many others.

 

To access the database go to:

www.tradecatalogues.amdigital.co.uk

For a list of all the databases we currently have trial access to, please see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials

24. April 2017 by jfurnes1
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Estate developments at ECA Library and Evolution House

Following the recent message to all ECA staff and students about developments to the ECA Estate over summer 2017, ECA Library would like to give its users some more information about the changes at ECA Library.

There will be a change of use of the current Evolution House level 2 Library Quiet Study Space, which will become part of the ECA computer suite and no longer directly accessible via the Library. To address this, ECA management have agreed to assist ECA Library in creating additional study spaces on the ground (level 0) and first floor of the Library, including silent study spaces, in time for the start of Academic Session 2017/18.

This will include ECA purchasing new library furniture, and installing desktop power and USB charging for each new study desk. This will see a permanent increase in the number of study spaces within the library perimeter, which unlike the current 2nd floor space will not be affected by the annual Degree Show closure during the busy exam period.

The Library is glad to be able to help the School as it develops its space, and believes this is the best and most viable solution that can be arranged for all stakeholders involved.

ECA students and staff can also find out more about the ongoing ECA Estate developments on the ECA intranet, which you can access from here: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/

ECA Library level 0 study area

21. April 2017 by jfurnes1
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Extra study space in the central area during April and May

Looking for study space in the University central area for revision? The Main Library, George Square, will be busy but there are alternative spaces available.

At the Main Library the Lower Ground Floor, Ground Floor and Floor 1 are open 24/7: in addition, Floors 2, 3, 4 and 5 will also remain open 24/7 from 07:30 on Saturday 22 April to 23:59 on Sunday 14 May.

The four teaching rooms on Floor 1 of the Main Library can be used (79 seats) from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 21 May, as well as the Centre for Research Collections Research Suite on Floor 6 (12 seats) from Monday 17 April to Wednesday 17 May.

Look out for the library helpers in purple t-shirts who can assist you in finding a space.

As an alternative to the Main Library, why not try the 200 additional study spaces which are available from Monday 17 April to Friday 19 May in the David Hume Tower (DHT) Hub (rooms LG06-LG11).

Or use other libraries and open open access computing spaces.

The Law Library and David Hume Tower Ground Floor computer lab are open longer on 5 Sundays: 23, 30 April; 7, 14, 21 May 12:00-19:00.

Please also take a look at the interactive study spaces map at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/study-space

20. April 2017 by jfurnes1
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BOOKMARKS 2017

Now in its third year, BOOKMARKS book fair will provide a stimulating platform for visitors to explore artists’ books and zines made by practitioners from across Scotland.

Exploring the artists’ book in its broadest sense, BOOKMARKS is a first stop for those interested in bookmaking as an artistic practice.

Bookmarks will take place on the 29th March 2017, from 4.00 – 8.00PM, with talks running from 1.00PM. It is housed in the Sculpture Court, in Edinburgh College of Art’s Main Building.

For more information find them on Facebook. Or take a look at: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/eca-home/news-events/bookmarks-2017

 

21. March 2017 by jfurnes1
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The Grey People curate book display for ECA Library

A display of artists’ books from the ECA Library collection was curated by The Grey People and was on show at ECA Library, Evolution House from 13th March to 4th April 2017.

The books chosen were examples which the three students found particularly interesting in their cross-disciplinary approach: whether due to the aesthetic experience they provide, their content and context, or their position on the border of book-making.

“We are The Grey People, a collective and platform for interdisciplinary and collaborative practice at ECA. Our aim is to encourage and celebrate work that falls between and transcends disciplines.
Over the course of the Festival of Creative learning we, as a collective, were given the opportunity to curate a selection of books from the Edinburgh College of Art Library artists’ books collection, as part of a micro-residency, running parallel to an exhibition we are putting on at the end of March. To get the chance to get an in-depth insight into the range of books archived here has been a wonderful experience, and has helped us consider many questions regarding the inevitably vague – and grey – area of the Interdisciplinary.”

The display complemented the BookMarks Bookfair at the ECA Sculpture Court on 29th March.

15. March 2017 by jfurnes1
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