Tuesday, October 01, 2013

New online resource trials - Feedback from students needed

For the next month, GSA Library will be trying out 2 new online resources and we need your feedback to decide whether they're worth investing in for the future:

- Art and Architecture Archive:

A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. The subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. The magazines are scanned from cover-to-cover and presented as full-color page images; detailed indexing permits quick, efficient searching and navigation of this material.

This database will hopefully be of interest to Architecture students and Fine Art students across the boards. One of the best features of this archive is the access to the articles in full-text, including illustrations, so let us know what you think.

A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing. The Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry's most influential reads. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication of record.

This archive could possibly complement the current Vogue online archive available as an online resource at the school. Let us know if you feel strongly that we could benefit from both.

All feedback most welcome at library@gsa.ac.uk