What’s new at ECA Library?

At ECA Library we are lucky to be able to invest in our print and online collections development each year. Here, Library Matters reviews recent additions to the resources available for ECA students and staff:

New resources for Art & Design:

We have been able to invest significantly in developing our Artists’ Books collection:

Please note, that due to the amount of material involved, not all of these items are catalogued and available for viewing yet. If you have a query about a specific Artist’s Book, please contact the ECA Academic Support Librarian at ECA Library, Evolution House, or enquire at the ECA Library Helpdesk.

Other Art & Design related resources recently purchased:

EIMA: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive: An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.

We have also recently taken out a subscription to the print journal DOX: Documentary Film Quarterly. This will be housed at ECA Library.

New resources for Music:

We have recently subscribed to medici.tv  and have set up standing orders for the following series: Geminiani Opera Omnia, Purcell Society Companion series, Elgar Society Edition, Purcell Society Edition, Debussy Collected Edition; Antiquariat Bibermuehle Illuminations series. (NB: These are housed at the Main Library, George Square).

We have also recently subscribed to the journal Clavichord International, and to the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES) online.

By the time Semester 1 of 2013/14 starts, we will have activated our new subscription to Naxos Music Jazz Library online.

New for History of Art:

We have subscribed to the DeGruyter’s Papal Letters database, a rich source of information on patronage. Another recent acquisition is the German Literary Expressionism Online database: The German Literary Expressionism Online database gives access to 149 journals, yearbooks, collections and anthologies from the early 20th century, many in full text. The journals, yearbooks and anthologies of literary expressionism serve not only as sources on German literature of the Modern era, but can also be used for the study of the history of art, theatre, film, dance and music between 1910 and 1930.

New for Architecture, and Design:

Material ConneXion: a vast online resource for new materials. The  online Library houses over 7,000 advanced, sustainable and innovative materials representing eight categories: polymers, naturals, metals, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, and processes. It features cutting-edge materials and applications, including the world’s only collection of Cradle to Cradle sustainable materials.

We will shortly be subscribing to two new journals: Arch+, and LOG.

And finally, we are planning several resource trials for session 2013/14:

Recently we have trialled the OnArchitecture.com database, and are now considering its purchase for ESALA.

We are also considering subscriptions to the Berg Fashion Library online, and Academic Charts Online Music Data & Analysis. These are currently running as trials from October – November 2013: for access to the trials go to


28. August 2013 by jfurnes1
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