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 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 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 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.
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.
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
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/
The Library is holding a Discovery Day on Tuesday 30th January, to showcase some of our primary resource materials and discovery tools. Everyone is welcome to come along to the first floor of the Main Library at George Square, between 10.00am and 3.00pm, to explore our primary resource databases and collections.
Representatives from 3 of the major publishers of digitised primary source collections, Adam Matthew, Gale Cengage and ProQuest, and our very own Centre for Research Collections (CRC), will be on hand to help students and staff navigate through and find useful material in the huge range of primary sources we have access to online at the Library.
Between the 3 publishers the Library has access to over 60 digital primary source collections (that figure becomes over 300 if you count the fact that some databases, like Archives Unbound, are made up of lots of individual databases and collections), giving us access to millions of pages and images of digitised primary source material at our fingers tips.
For more information please see:
Adam Matthew: http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/hcalibrarian/2017/12/11/spotlight-on-adam-matthew-digital-primary-sources/
Gale Cengage: http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/hcalibrarian/2018/01/09/spotlight-on-gale-cengage-digital-primary-sources/
We look forward to seeing you at the Main Library on 30th January!
The University Library is pleased to announce that pilot funding has been secured to enable extending New College Library opening hours for a trial period.
Starting on Sunday 21 January 2018, New College Library will be open 12.00 – 5.00pm on Sundays.
Starting on Monday 9 April, for seven weeks, New College Library will be open in the evenings until 10.00pm, Monday-Thursday.
New College Library has a very diverse collection that will be useful to ECA students, not just Divinity students, so please make use of this trial extension to opening hours!
For more information about New College Library (on the Mound), please visit:
and take a look at this blogpost.
Monday 15th January:
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new students joining ECA today. The ECA Library at Evolution House, West Port, is now operating on Semester opening hours, so we are open from Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 10.00pm, Fridays 9.00am to 5.00pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 12.00 to 5.00pm.
For more information about ECA Library please see:
For more information about the Art & Architecture departmental library at Minto House, Chambers Street, please see:
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