We are pleased to announce that we now have a one year trial subscription to Business of Fashion Professional, following a request from tutors in the School of Design at ECA.
To access Business of Fashion Professional, and set up your account with them, please use the links to Business of Fashion listed at the Design Databases webpage.
For quick access the resource is also listed at our Library Databases A-Z of Databases webpage.
Please do make use of this resource as our decision on whether to renew it in 2023 will depend on the useage stats we get from BoF.
BoF Professional membership gives you access to agenda-setting fashion business content unavailable elsewhere, including daily analysis and advice, weekly members-only email briefings and full access to the BoF Professional iOS app. ‘All Access’ members also receive monthly case studies on key business opportunities, unlimited access to a library of watch-on-demand masterclasses, and invitations to digital live events, including a weekly #BOFLive series, Sustainability Summit and VOICES, an annual gathering for big thinkers.
Right now at the Upright Gallery, there is a fantastic exhibition of artists’ books, which we thoroughly recommend you go and visit!
Co-curated by Gallery owner Ian Farmer and book artist and print maker Susie Wilson, Nature Works, on the theme of climate change, features artists’ books by over 30 artists from across three continents, in a wonderful variety of formats and techniques.
The exhibition is on until 24th December 2021. Opening hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 11-4. No need to book a visit slot.
If you cannot make it to the Gallery, each day the Upright Gallery features one of the artists’ books in a short video on their Instagram, which allows you to see these beautiful books from home. Enjoy!
A digital catalogue of the exhibition is available on request from the Upright Gallery.
Temporary extra study spaces in the Central area have been arranged during December 2021.
Information Services Group’s libraries and open access computer spaces will see high demand during the Revision and Examination period this December. The following temporary additional study space (non-bookable) is provided to assist students. Please check in and check out of desks using the SeatEd app. For more information visit the University study spaces webpage
- Main Library:
Floor 1: Rooms 1.07 (15 seats) and 1.10 (10 seats) open 24/7 from 09:00 Saturday 04 December to Tuesday 21 December.
Floor 6: Centre for Research Collections (CRC) Research Suite (12 seats) available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 to 18:30, and Thursday and Fridays 10:00 to 16:00, from Tuesday 07 December to Tuesday 21 December. Please note: no eating of any description is allowed in this room.
- 40 George Square:
144 seats in the Lower Ground Floor (HUB teaching rooms):
Room LG06: 08:30-22:00 weekdays (CLOSED weekends) from Monday 06 December to Tuesday 21 December.
Rooms: LG07, LG08, LG09, LG10, LG11: 08:30-22:00 daily (including weekends) from Monday 06 December to Tuesday 21 December.
Please note: access after 6pm and at weekends is via the main entrance to 40 George Square.
- Law School, Old College:
70 seats in the Law School Building (Rooms G.158 and G.159 adjacent to the Law Library):
G.158 Quad Teaching Room (seminar room) open daily from Saturday 04 December to Sunday 19 December; opening hours as per Law Library opening hours: 09:00-22:00 Monday to Thursday; 09:00 to 19:00 Fridays; 09:00 to 17:00 Saturdays; 12:00 to 19:00 Sundays.
G.159 MacLaren Stuart Room (large classroom) open daily from Saturday 04 December to Tuesday 14 December and on Thursday 16 December; CLOSED Wednesday 15 December; opening hours as per Law Library opening hours as above.
- Other information:
40 George Square Floors 6-9 open extended hours Monday to Thursday from Monday 06 December to Monday 20 December: 09:00-22:00 Monday to Thursday (instead of 09:00-18:00); 09:00 to 17:00 Fridays; 12:00 to 17:00 Saturdays and Sundays.
Law Library opening hours extended on 3 Sundays: 05, 12, 19 December 12:00-19:00 (instead of 12:00-17:00)
Hugh Robson Building computer labs will open at 07:30 and close at 22:00 daily until Wednesday 23 December, but CLOSED Tuesday 14 December and Wednesday 15 December. Please note: Door access control applies weekdays after 17:00 and at weekends, and access is via University card and card PIN – see your PIN in the MyEd PIN channel.
We would like to offer our congratulations to everyone who graduated this week from ECA @ UoE!
Did you know there are lots of library resources that ECA Alumni are entitled to access? You can find out more here:
For more information about support after graduation please see https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/about/alumni/new-graduates and also https://www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/new-graduates
Keep in touch!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Art & Architecture Library at Minto House Chambers Street will close at 2.00pm today, Thursday 25th November. The library will re-open at 9.00am tomorrow.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
ECA Library at Evolution House, West Port, and the Main Library at George Square are open as usual.
We are very pleased to be able to announce that the SCONUL Access scheme, where students and staff can register to use other academic libraries for their research, has re-opened. You can find out more on the SCONUL webpage.
UPDATE: our Dissertation Festival week took place from 25th – 29th October 2021. You can access recordings from the programme of online events at the Dissertation Festival webpage
Our next Dissertation Festival will take place in March 2022.
If you are interested in all things Zine, you will be pleased to know that the Edinburgh Zine Fair 2021 takes place at the Drill Hall, Out of the Blue, 36 Dalmeny Street (just off Leith Walk) on Saturday 23rd October, 11.00am – 5.00pm.
The Edinburgh Zine Fair is brought to you by Typewronger Books
This will be a great opportunity to see and buy zines, and talk to their makers!
ECA Library is delighted to present a new exhibition at ECA Library, Evolution House, West Port. Opening on 12th October, Fair Winds and Following Seas, is co-curated by Barbara A Morton of Entropie Books, and ECA Librarian Jane Furness.
Thomas A Clark
W J Morton
Barbara A Morton
We are so pleased to host this wonderful celebration, and are thankful for the generosity of Len and Barbara, in making this exhibition possible. For access information please check the ECA Library webpage. The show will continue through Semester 1 and closes on 30th November 2021.
Don’t forget to pick up your free packet of marigold seeds!
Public access to ECA Library: Please note that access to all University of Edinburgh libraries is currently restricted to University of Edinburgh Students, Staff and Official Visitors, and NHS Lothian Staff, Edinburgh Theological Seminary Staff & students (Free Church of Scotland College), Free Church of Scotland Ministers, retired ministers and staff, Church of Scotland Ministers, retired ministers & staff, Alumni, Friends of the Library and Life members of the Library. For members of the public not in any of those membership categories who wish to view the exhibition, please note, you do not need to book a time slot to visit, but you should announce yourself to ECA Reception on arrival inside Evolution House, and to ECA Library Helpdesk on arrival within the Library, you should give your name and phone number to Library Helpdesk staff for NHS Test and Protect purposes, and all visitors should wear a face covering (unless exempt). We regret that at this time, Access will be granted to the Library exhibition space only, and not to the rest of ECA Library.
We are happy to announce that we have organised 2 one month trials for music resources:
nkoda is a digital sheet music, scores and parts subscription service that can be access via the nkoda app, on your phone, tablet or desktop. Music publishers featured include Barenreiter, Breitkopf & Hartel, Boosey & Hawkes, Faber Music, and more.
Recent Researches in Music Online provides digital access to the complete content of the seven ‘Recent Researches in Music’ series, including Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, and Recent Researches in the Oral Traditions of Music.
To access these trials and give feedback, please go to the library databases trials webpage.