Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Interiors electronic journal



'Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture' is a newly-launched electronic journal from Berg Publishers, who have a strong focus on visual culture. The inaugural double issue has contributions from the fields of architecture, art and design history, film studies, women's studies, and architecture and design practice.
Access: GSA Athens account required, on-campus access only

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Book Arts Newsletter

The latest edition of the Book Arts Newsletter is now available for download, full of information and reviews of book arts and artists' books.
Link: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/banlists.htm
Access: Free

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Joe Sacco


Graphic novelist Joe Sacco, known for his reportage from war zones such as Bosnia and Gaza, has produced a mini-comic for The Times on his native Malta and the arrival of African refugees on her shores.
Link: http://tinyurl.com/3akeunu
Access: Free

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art and Medicine

The National Gallery and the Wellcome Collection has produced this downloadable trail which explores art and medicine from the two collections.
Link: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/medicine-and-healing-printed-trail
Access: Free

Letterheads


Online image archive of letterheads and other typographical devices.
Link: http://www.letterheady.com/archive
Access: Free

Silk Road


The latest addition to Yale University Library Digital Collections.The Yale Silk Road Database provides free access to over 6,000 photographs of major sites in the Silk Road region taken during faculty site seminars led by Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (Professor, History of Art) under the auspices of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University in the summers of 2006-2009. Topics covered are of value to researchers of archaeology, sculpture, religion and geography. They include images from temples, sites of religious worship art and archeology.
Link: http://library.yale.edu/digitalcollections/yalesilkroad/index.html
Access: Free

Monday, July 05, 2010

Slavoj Zizek


This is the website of cultural philosopher and commentator Slavoj Zizek. The website provides access to news, reviews, videos, events and a mailing list.
Link: http://zizek.us/
Access: Free

Glasgow Life


Culture and Sport Glasgow has just adopted a new operating name and ident Glasgow Life, and has launched a new website that acts as a portal to Glasgow's museums, galleries, libraries, events, arts, sports and music
Link: http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk
Access: Free

Ditigal Image Editors

You don’t need Photoshop if you want to edit your digital images. There are now countless alternatives. This advice document from JISC Digital Media looks at free-to-use online image editors which let you work on images via your internet browser. As these free image editors are web-based, you don’t need to install anything on your computer.
Link: http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/stillimages/advice/free-online-image-editors/
Access: Free

AdViews


AdViews is a free digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s which is maintained by Duke University. They commercials were created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles or its successor, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B). They include famous examples for Procter and Gamble Crest toothpaste. It is possible to search or browse the collection. Each entry has a description of the history and content of the ad plus copyright information.
Link: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews/
Access: Free

Newsplayer

Newsplayer is a service providing newsreel footage from the 1930s onwards. This includes selections of material from the libraries of ITN, Reuters, Paramount, Gaumont, British Empire News, Visnews and French Pathe. Most footage are short news clips. The site is easy to use and has featured channels for politics, entertainment and support. Collections have been created to cover key or topical events.
Link: http://www.newsplayer.com/
Access: Free

French Resistance

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of General De Gaulles appeal to the free French on 18th June. The French Institut of London has created this free online exhibition. It provides access to a collection of online images of manuscripts, contemporary cartoons and photographs from French press commemorating events. Also available are photographs and brief biographies of famous French women involved in the resistance, and a bibliography of films covering the French resistance.
Link: http://www.wix.com/eliseifru/Virtualexhibition18june
Access: Free

Friday, July 02, 2010

WorldWideScience.org

WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world.
Link: http://worldwidescience.org/
Access: Free

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies

The Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies is a unique three-way institutional partnership between the University of Essex and the University of Manchester, and Tate. Between them, the three institutions comprise a highly significant concentration of expertise in the field of surrealist studies in the UK; additionally, Tate has one of the pre-eminent collections of surrealist and contemporary art in the world.
The website provides access to a journal and database of dada and surrealist works held in UK public collections.
Link: http://www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk/
Access: Free

Resource Bibliographies


We've just added a section to our website, housing bibliographies of resources available in the Library for particular topics. Current bibliographies include Ecology and Environmental Resources, the Needlework Development Scheme, Presses at the Glasgow School of Art, and Small 20th Century Presses.
We'll be developing this resource further over the coming months - a bibliography of illustrated books by Jessie M. King is already in development!
Link: http://www2.gsa.ac.uk/library/bibliographies.html
Access: Free