Get the Best from ECA Library
New library resources for ECA in 2014-15 include:
Berg Fashion Library online: Berg Fashion Library: “the authority on world dress”: an extensive online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to a large and growing range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopaedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, and images.
Pro Quest Art & Architecture Archive Online: This collection supports scholarship across fine and applied arts through to interior design, industrial design, and landcape gardening. Title list includes: Apollo, Architectural Review, Art Monthly, Country Life, Eye, Graphis and more.
Routledge Performance Archive: A resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre, providing unique access to a wide range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance.
Music Online Premium service from Alexander Street Press: Provides access to 13 music collections, delivering a constantly growing total of 860,000+ audio tracks, 1200+ hours of video, 26,000+ scores, 124,000+ pages of reference material and 200,000+ playlists to support diverse learning needs.
ACO Music Data Analysis: a way of gathering information about music trends and the impact of music across countries and cultures. ACO Music Data Analysis is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, Media Control and many more reporting agencies around the world. This data is presented in Relative Pitch Graphs™ with sophisticated functionality. Based on sales data, Relative Pitch Graphs™ are a way of normalising data over time, and tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures. ACO links all the data that exists on music, industry trends and commercial facts so that researchers can make original and rigorous academic enquiries. Previously we could only make qualitative assumptions about the impact of music socially, politically and economically. With ACO, researchers can use quantitative techniques to verify what really happened and the true context in which music was produced. NB: This resource has recently been renamed “Music Industry Data” by its supplier.
Index to Printed Music: Use IPM to find individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions. With over 425,000 records available for searching, IPM provides detailed indexing across a range of categories, including collection, composer, editor, format, genre, language, librettist, publication year etc. It is also possible to search for titles of music collections, as well as individual compositions.
Wire magazine archive online: A complete online archive of The Wire, the world’s leading alternative monthly music magazine, is now available. This recently digitised archive includes every issue of The Wire since the magazine began publishing in summer 1982: that’s over 350 issues and 25,000 pages of music criticism – all fully searchable.
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels Volumes 1 and 2 – from Alexander Street Press: Volume I: the first ever scholarly, primary source resource to offer online access to independent adult comic books, graphic novels, and relevant critical works. Volume II: The second volume of the award-winning online collection, Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels expands on the debut database by offering an additional 100,000 pages of important, rare, and hard-to-find works, scholarly writings, and more.
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