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The Berg Fashion Library is the first online resource to provide access to interdisciplinary and integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion. It covers all regions of the world, with in-depth content from pre-history to the present day contributed by internationally-renowned scholars. Explore the world through a different lens * Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (July 2010) 3.6 million words in 760 original articles on countries, themes, cultural groups, and dress types written by over 600 international experts * E-Book collection: full text of c.60 Berg fashion e-books with regular updates * Extensive colour image bank
including 1,600 images from the V&A Museums internationally renowned fashion collection and 2,000 from the print Encyclopedia * Museums Directory, listing of dress collections in museums around the world * Updated at least three times a year * Extra reference resources, such as the A-Z of Fashion and The Dictionary of Fashion History * Specially-created taxonomy guides users, and allows them to refine by place, period, themes, textiles and much more * My Stuff allows users to change the font and background contrast to suit their needs, and to build and save searches to create their own unique fashion library * Social networking tools
provided so that items within the portal can be shared by means of users' tags and links
Readership: Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles. Professionals in fashion and costume design, collectors, and museum curators.
"An accessible and essential online resource - Claire Wilcox, Senior Curator, V&A Museum"
"An absolutely absorbing resource. It contains very strong narratives which are extremely rich in background detail and context. The various sections and demarcations are logical, self explanatory and easy to locate. The advanced search screen was a dream, in that I found everything that I was looking for. The text is also loaded with analysis, and interpretation, being particularly strong on intellectual thought, and rich in theory, but complemented by practical applications and examples too. Also, in terms of a lasting impression, the resource exuded authority, and professional detachment, as it seemed to me to be devoid of obvious bias when tackling
political or religiously sensitive issues and taboo topics. Reference Reviews"
"A review of the print Encyclopedia: This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in fashion and dress but particularly useful for students in anthropology, art history, cultural studies, museum studies, and, of course, fashion and textiles. - Booklist"
"A review of the print Encyclopedia: The inclusion of peripheral subjects illustrates that there are many aspects of fashion and dress, and fashion and dress play a role in many aspects of human life. - Booklist"
"A review of the print Encyclopedia: This work is arguably the new benchmark in its field. LIBRARY JOURNAL"
Awarded the 2011 Dartmouth Medal for outstanding reference, presented by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and the ALA Outstanding Reference Source for the Berg Fashion Library and its print counterpart The Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Winner of the The Bookseller's FutureBook Digital Innovation Award in the category of Best Website. The website was praised for being both well-executed and having a clear business strategy behind it. Kate Wilson, NosyCrow founder, commented: 'A beautifully-presented website that was distinctive from the other websites.' Winner of the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Award awarded by The Independent Publishers Guild. Judges commended Berg Fashion
Library for being 'an amazing project that has been carefully developed and beautifully executed'.
How to subscribe This product will be available by annual subscription to institutions and individuals worldwide, either as a complete collection or on a per module basis. Subscription prices will be based on the size and type of institution. Please contact us for a price quotation. Free trials are available! Free trials of all our online products are available to institutions. Librarians and central resource coordinators can register for a trial at www.oxfordonline.com/freetrials Contact Information Customers outside North and South America: E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 (0) 1865 353705
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