Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New! Database Trial of Interest - Berg Fashion Library

Yes, the Berg Fashion Library really might be of interest to you and your students.

The UVM Libraries currently has trial access to a new full-text and image repository from Oxford University Press. This resource serves as a portal to digital versions of a 10-volume scholarly fashion & clothing encyclopedia, dictionaries, and monographs on clothing, fashion and body adornment worldwide from all perspectives: artistic, theatrical, historical, cultural, business, and more. Also available are images from major museums around the world. Access to several journals on fashion is forthcoming.

Topics relevant to English/FTS folk include: "Film and Fashion,"  "Clothing in Movies,"  "Fashion in Fiction."
Consider this book chapter "Consuming Clothes: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth."

How to Access:
from the Library's Database Trials page
On-campus or from off-campus, through the VPN client only

The trial runs through September 23, 2010.
We'd love your feedback. Submit your comments to me or through the online feedback form found on the database trials page.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back-to-School, circa 1940s and 1950s

Our students are beginning to arrive on campus... though not looking like they did 50 years ago.
Check out this month's CDI (UVM's Center for Digital Initiatives) feature, its favorite classroom portraits: Item of the Month: Back to School.

Then take a minute to explore our CDI's amazing digital collection. Who knows? You may find something that would be useful for one of your courses.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Research Assistance for Your Students

I'm beating the same drum again. Please let me know how I can help and support your students with their research. I look forward to working with you and your students this year. Enjoy the fall semester!

Library Catalog - New Look is Coming....

A heads-up that the Library Catalog will soon have a slightly different look -and hopefully, improved functionality. Our systems librarians are working out the bugs right now. I'm not sure exactly when the new look will be unveiled, but it's coming....

If you have any questions about using the Library Catalog, please let me know.

Interlibrary Loan - Enhancements

The new and enhanced Interlibrary Loan service, ILLIAD,  has now been implemented. ILLiad is designed to give you more information on your requests and where they are in the borrowing process.
(ILLIAD = InterLibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database)
Some key features:
  • Provide your name and contact information once, and you won't have to do it again unless you need to change a piece of information.
  • Thereafter, you log into the system and may proceed to submit your requests.
  • You can get many of your photocopies through Electronic Delivery.
  • You can get information about the status of your request through the Internet at any time.
Interlibrary Loan has provided a FAQ with more information.
Please let me know if you have any questions.