Author: Creative Arts

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

With an open heart and mind I set off for one of my favourite London destinations last week, the Fashion and Textile Museum, to see the exhibition which gives this post its name. FTM has staged another top quality exhibition

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What do librarians do in the summer?

I wish I could think of a witty punchline, but I can’t so I’m going to share some highlights of the ARCLIB, Architecture Librarians Conference which I attended, recently, at De Montfort University in Leicester. The conference began with an

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Disability in the Modern World

A database reminder One person in seven experiences disability (World Bank, World Report on Disability, 2015, Washington, DC). Yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Disability in the Modern World: History

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Outstanding books for young people with disabilities

I’ve just taken delivery of a collection of books, nominated by the UK for IBBY’s List of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, 2017. Some of the books are intended for use by young people with disabilities and others

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Screen Studies: From Script to Screen and Beyond!

A trial of Screen Studies runs until 2nd June. It includes: Iconic and contemporary screenplays fully-searchable, presented in industry-standard studio format, including Dunkirk, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Big Lebowski Authoritative coverage of works by leading filmmakers such as Wes

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Aurora Metro Books Collection

© Monica Santos Herberg The Aurora Metro Books Collection is a new addition to our Drama Online subscription. It includes non-fiction books about theatre, 120 drama plays in print, including a highly contemporary list of new drama, with collections of

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Micro Library

I had the pleasure of attending a public lecture recently, Lee Shearman: The Micro Library. Lee, who graduated in Fine Art from the University of Porsmouth in 1998, shared the highlights and some cautionary tales from his career so far.

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BBC Monitoring: Trial e-resource

Want access to an online resource filled with up to date news, articles, broadcasts and social media sources? Plus location specific articles from over 150 countries worldwide, and a full reference list for all bibliographic needs! Sound useful? Well a

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eLexicons for Fashion and Graphic Arts

Graphic Design and Illustration students may be familiar with the eLexicons resource, but a new Fashion lexicon has just been added. eLexicons, provides reliable and contextualized learning resources for the visual arts, including Fashion, Textile Design, Typography, Graphic Design, Graphic Art,

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Review of the Special Collections Summer Event on 25th July

The University Library held an event on 25th July showcasing our Special Collections.  We invited members of the public to come into the library and discover for themselves what we had on offer. They seemed impressed and had no idea they

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