Dominic McIvor wins the RSA Open ECA Library Prize 2017

Artist Dominic McIvor has been chosen as the winner of this year’s RSA Open ECA Library Prize, for his work “Thumbnail Testers”. The prize is one year’s free borrowing membership of ECA Library.

We look forward to welcoming Dominic to the Library!

McIvor at work in his studio.

14. August 2017 by jfurnes1
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Internet resources for Music

Search tools, websites and gateways for music:

British Library Sounds: Listen to a selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.

IAML: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres encourages and promotes the activities of music libraries, archives and documentation centres to support and facilitate the realization of projects in music bibliography, music documentation and music library and information science at national and international levels.

Live Music Exchange: came about as a result of a three year study of the live music sector in the UK, undertaken by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. An ever-evolving searchable resource for written, audio and video materials on a wide variety of live music-related topics from a wide range of sources – academic, industry, government and more. Includes an authoritative blog with guest posts from key figures such as Simon Frith and Martin Cloonan, was well as useful links.

MIMO: Musical Instrument Museums Online: the world’s largest freely accessible database for information on musical instruments held in public collections. Their database now contains the records of 56,750 instruments.

UbuWeb: an independent resource dedicated to avant-garde arts, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts, including film, sound, music and dance. All materials on UbuWeb are made available for non-commercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s). UbuWeb is free to access.

 

26. July 2017 by jfurnes1
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Forthcoming exhibition: Laurie Clark bookworks

We are delighted to announce that illustrator and book artist Laurie Clark will be our special guest exhibitor later this summer! Laurie Clark is a well known book artist based in Scotland, and one half of the genius behind Moschatel Press, and the Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem, along with partner Thomas A. Clark, poet.

ECA Library holds several works by Laurie Clark, such as the exquisite 100 Harebells (2012), and 100 Buttercups (2010), artist’s books, and many works by Moschatel Press such as A Box of Landscapes, (2010, and 2016).

We look forward to welcoming Laurie to ECA Library, Evolution House, and will post images and information about the exhibition later in the summer.

Adoxa moschatellina

Reproduction of a painting of Adoxa moschatellina by the Swedish botanist C. A. M. Lindman (1856–1928), taken from his book Bilder ur Nordens Flora.

[Sourced from Wikimedia Commons.]

17. July 2017 by jfurnes1
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How to spot fake news

This infographic is published under CC BY 4.0

15. June 2017 by jfurnes1
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News about our library resource lists service

News for our academic staff and course organisers:

The new reading list system, Leganto is now live!

You can view the new homepage at the current Resource Lists address: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk

To access resources on lists, or to start building/editing lists, sign in by clicking on ‘Guest’ (top right) and use your EASE username and password.

Alternatively, you can access Leganto from your course in Learn. Once Resource Lists (Leganto) is enabled on Learn you will be able to click through and start using the system to build your resource lists for 2017/18 and your list will be associated automatically with the course in Learn. Please email the Resource Lists team for a pdf guide on how to enable Resource Lists on your VLE course, at Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

There are guides to help you get started with Leganto on the Information Services website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/user-guides

We’re also running a series of workshops during June, which you can book via MyEd:

http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/2017/06/01/leganto-launches-in-june-book-a-place-on-a-resource-lists-workshop/

Information about existing Talis Aspire lists:

If you can’t see your old Talis list on Leganto yet, don’t worry, we’ll be checking all migrated 2016/17 lists and publishing them soon. We’ll be in touch with course organisers individually to let you know when your lists are available on Leganto. Please do not create new versions of your existing Talis Aspire lists on Leganto.

A reminder too that you can send your reading lists to the Library and we’ll build your Resource List for you. Please send us your lists by 10th July.

If you build your own lists, please send them to the Library to review by 24th July.

More information on Resource Lists deadlines:

http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/2017/05/25/resource-lists-deadlines-announced/

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a training session, please contact: Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

12. June 2017 by jfurnes1
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Summer vacation opening hours at ECA libraries

The ECA Library (Evolution House, West Port) and the Art & Architecture Library (Minto House, Chambers Street) are now operating their summer vacation opening hours.

For ECA Library this means we are open Monday – Friday only, 9.00am – 5.00pm, while at the Art & Architecture Library the hours are:

Monday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Tuesday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Wednesday: 1.30-5pm

Thursday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Friday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Wednesday 16th – Tuesday 22nd August: closed for five days.

For more information about these libraries please see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/using-library/lib-locate

Please note that the Main Library at George Square will continue with its 24/7 opening hours, see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/using-library/library-opening/main-library

29. 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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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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