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Art Source and AP Images on trial – check them out!

For one month only, Cardiff Met Libraries are trialling two new electronic resources for all Cardiff Met students and staff.  We introduce you to…  Art Source and API Images

Art Source

This is a huge arts-focussed journal article database and an upgrade from the already excellent Art Full Text. From Art Source, you can read whole articles from over 300 Art & Design titles, including 70 full text journals that already exist in Art Full Text. 

New journal titles in Art Source include:

  • Artifact
  • Camerawork
  • Craft
  • Arts International
  • Critical Studies in fashion and Beauty
  • GreenSource
  • Poster
  • Studies in Comics
  • Rhizomes
  • Typo 

AP Images

To explore a range of high quality photographs from across the globe, check out Associated Press Images (API).  Here you can find a huge range of contemporary and archival news photographs of important events and people.  You can find good examples of indigenous costumes and traditions, photographs of art installations & galleries around the world.  And there are plenty of photographs for those still reminiscing about the fantastic Welsh Six Nations rugby victory in February. 

The trial for both Art Source and AP Images end on 31st May.  So have a browse and let us know what you think on the feedback form.

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Vogue Archive

Please make a little time to check out a fashion database we have for a month’s trial until the end of May.

• It is called The Vogue Archive and comprises all the pages of all the American Vogue US edition from 1892-present as a fully searchable database.

• Images are reproduced in high-resolution colour page by page.

• More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries.

• Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion.

Key Subject Areas are

• Fashion

• Journalism

• Media and culture

• Photography

• Popular culture

• Textiles

Let Catherine Drake or Jenny Godfrey know what you think of it and whether it would be of use to courses here at Cardiff Met.

Here is the link.

(Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education )

 

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Keep in Vogue for one month only

The library now has unfettered access to the Vogue archive for one month only.  From the comfort of your PC, browse through some historically and culturally important icons, designs and fashions from the late 19th century up to now.

With photographs from Irving Penn, Cindy ShermanTim Walker and Marino Testino, and articles from eminent writers and thinkers like Harold Rosenberg, Dorothy Parker and Aldous Huxley, Vogue archive will offer you and your students a wealth of material for arts, design and culture.  (If you are off-campus, you will need to login to the Cardiff Metropolitan network to access the above links)

The trial runs until the end of May.  If you would like the library to subscribe to this, please have a look and leave your feedback from our Vogue trial page.  Alternatively, email your thoughts to  cdrake@cardiffmet.ac.uk or jgodfrey@cardiffmet.ac.uk

 

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Free trial of leading fashion and design trend analysis site

Retailers and businesses spend thousands on WGSN to keep connected with the latest trends and designers.  And now for a very limited period of time, you can access this huge range of up-to-date, cutting edge information – for free.  

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries. 

If you are interested in design and want to know more about trend forecasting and analysis, then we recommend you look at WGSN.  

If you are interested, please contact electronicservices@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more details.

Until then, have a look at some designers of the future as tipped by WGSN –  http://wgsn.tumblr.com/tagged/future+talent

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