Exam revision with Lynda.com

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

23. April 2018 by jfurnes1
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Revision masterclass and exam help!

Effective revision

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

18. April 2018 by jfurnes1
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New display at ECA Library

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.

09. April 2018 by jfurnes1
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Bookmarks 2018: artists’ books fair at ECA Fire Station

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.

19. March 2018 by jfurnes1
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BBC Listener Archive trial

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.

12. February 2018 by jfurnes1
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Poor.Old.Tired.Horse.

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.

 

12. February 2018 by jfurnes1
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Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive

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.

09. February 2018 by jfurnes1
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Two new music database trials now available!

Monday 5th February 2018:

From today until the end of February, we have trial access to RIPM* Preservation Series: European & North American Music Periodicals: a new full-text collection of music journals online. This database covers music and musical life during the Romantic period in world capitals, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris, St. Petersburg and Vienna.

*RIPM stands for Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full-Text.

We also have trial access to RILM Music Encyclopedias online.

In early January 2018, RILM Music Encyclopedias online added four important works to its collection of 49 historical and current titles:

  • Ernst Ludwig Gerber, Neues historisch-biographisches Lexikon der Tonkünstler (Leipzig: A. Kühnel, 1810–1814).
  • Tobias Bröker, The 20th Century Violin Concertante: A Repertoire Catalogue of the Compositions for Violin Concertante Written Between 1894 and 2006, 2nd rev. ed. (Stuttgart: Tobias Bröker, 2016).
  • Andrea Sessa, Il melodramma italiano: Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei compositori, I: 1861–1900 and II: 1901–1925 (Firenze, Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2003).
  • Marcos Antonio Marcondes, Enciclopedia da música brasileira: Erudita, folclorica, popular, newly rev. ed. (São Paulo: Marcos Antonio Marcondes, 2010).

With the addition of these titles, RILM Music Encyclopedias augments its coverage and depth, adding titles on the golden age of Italian opera and on all aspects of Brazilian musical life. Also included are a monumental historic German encyclopedia and a catalogue of violin concertante repertoire.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is the continuously expanding global online repository of music encyclopedias and dictionaries designed to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the international music community. In addition to quarterly updates and revisions, including additions to Komponisten der Gegenwart, the repository broadens its coverage annually.

[RILM: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale.]

To access our trial to RILM Music Encyclopedias, please go to:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,shib&custid=s3013074&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ril&groupid=main

To access our trial to RIPM* Preservation Series: European & North American Music Periodicals please go to:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=url,shib&custid=s3013074&profile=ehost&defaultdb=usg&groupid=main

To access all current trials please go to the Library’s e-resource trials webpage at https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials

Please note we already have a subscription to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature online, a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present. To access that, please use the Music databases webpage at: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/databases-subject-a-z/database-music

To access the library’s Music subject guide, please go to: http://edinburgh-uk.libguides.com/schoolofmusic

05. February 2018 by jfurnes1
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We are trialling BrowZine!

We are delighted to announce that the University Library is trialling the BrowZine discovery tool until June 2018. BrowZine allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals (see list of publishers at http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support) either from your desktop or via an app for your Android and iOS mobile devices.

With BrowZine you can:

Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.

Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published.

Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as Dropbox, Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, Papers and more.

Dont forget to give us your feedback on the trial. Log in at: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials

 

31. January 2018 by jfurnes1
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Festival of Creative Learning 2018

The University Festival of Creative Learning Innovative Learning Week will take place this year from 19th to 23rd February. You can find out more at their blog: https://festivalofcreativelearning.wordpress.com/

31. January 2018 by jfurnes1
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