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1 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES FOR FASHION & TEXTILES Edith Serkownek, June F. Mohler Fashion Library, Kent State University

2 Approaches to the Study of Fashion and Textiles Scientific Historic Art & Design Business Technological Anthropological

3 LOC Classification: GT: Manners and Customs GT Human body and its parts. Personal beauty GT Costume. Dress. Fashion HD: Industry. Land use. Labor HD Manufacturing industries HD9940 Fashion Industry HF: Commerce HF5465 History of specific department stores HF5429 Retail Trade HF Advertising HF5845 Retail display NK: Decorative Arts NK Costume NK Textiles PN: Literature (General) PN2067 Theatrical costume and costume design TR: Photography TR679 Fashion photography TS: Manufacturers TS Textile industries TT: Handicrafts. Arts and crafts TT Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring TT Home arts. Homecrafts including sewing, embroidery, decorative crafts LOC classification numbers for fashion, merchandising and textiles...

4 Collection Development Policies: Goals Areas of Curricular Concentration Degrees/Programs Offered Scope of Coverage Parameters Material Types

5 Whos publishing? Publishers to explore: AVA Academia Berg Publishers Fairchild Books Laurence King Publishing Yale University Press

6 What are people saying? Book reviewsBook reviews: Booklist Choice Costume Fashion Practice Fashion Theory Reference and User Services Quarterly Reference and User Services Quarterly Constituents

7 What are other people collecting? BobCat A union catalog which includes NYU and the New School StyleCat Catalog for FIT University of the Arts London A union catalog which includes Central Saint Martins and the London College of Fashion Other institutions with similar budgets and user-groups or in the same region

8 What's on your reference shelf? Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion Dictionary of Textiles Dictionary of Retailing Encyclopedia of Menswear Whos Who in Fashion

9 What's on your reference shelf? Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through American History Encyclopedia of Clothing Through American History Encyclopedia of Clothing Through World History Encyclopedia of Clothing Through World History Thames & Hudson The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers Any of the Complete Sourcebook publications illustrated by John PeacockComplete Sourcebook Others Scribner Library of Daily Life: Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion Scribner Library of Daily Life: Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion Contemporary Fashion, St. James Press

10 What databases do you subscribe to? Research DatabasesResearch Databases: Art Full Text ARTstor Berg Library Business Source Complete Mintel LexisNexis

11 Periodicals for Fashion & Textiles Forecasting/ Trending Publications Trade/ Professional Publications Popular Magazines Scholarly Journals

12 What free information is out there? Websites: Cotton Incorporated Complete Textile Glossary FabricLink Source4Style Style.com Pathfinders: Rhode Island School of Design Research Guides Rhode Island School of Design Research Guides Fashion Institute of Technology Research Guides Fashion Institute of Technology Research Guides Kent State Fashion Library Online Guides Kent State Fashion Library Online Guides

13 What free information is out there? Visual Resources: Flickr and Flickr "Commons LIFE Photo Archive Hosted by Google LIFE Photo Archive Hosted by Google Victoria and Albert Museum, Fashion, Jewellry and Accessories Victoria and Albert Museum, Fashion, Jewellry and Accessories Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) based at the University College for the Creative Arts Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) based at the University College for the Creative Arts Other: Fiber: Online Journal of the International Fashion and Apparel Industry Fiber: Online Journal of the International Fashion and Apparel Industry Internet for Fashion and Beauty Tutorial, JISC Internet for Fashion and Beauty Tutorial, JISC

14 Other types of resources? Special Collections Rare/historic books & pamphlets Art books Original designer sketchbooks & swatchbooks Company records Materials Resources Sample fabrics and/or garments Press release kits/promotion Sample student projects/online database

15 Putting it all together: Your Fashion & Textile Collection Books & Reference Materials Periodicals: Popular, Trade & Scholarly Databases & Electronic Resources Free Resources, Special Collections & Fabric/Materials Forecasting & Trending Resources Comments or Questions? Edith Serkownek, Kent State University


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