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BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13
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BA/BSc PD 1st year, Session 1, Oct '13

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  • WelcomeIntroductions
  • What we have: the range of resources that we have in the library to support art and design studentsWhy we have them: thinking about how our resources can inspire you and support your studiesWhat to use and when: understanding the value of resources in an academic context, and when to use different resources
  • Hand out exercise Thinking about resources (PDE version). Groups10 mins
  • Many books in the collection at Hendon……reading list books, plus lots of inspirational books with images etc.Good for: Background information and inspiration .......huge range of books in basement to inspire you, as well as reading list materialBroad/general overview of subjectEdited for quality and accuracyMany books now available as e-booksNot so good for:May not be specific enoughCan be out of date
  • Could be the only source of information on very latest practitioners, trends, materials etcGood for:Easy to use/searchAll subjects coveredCan be very up-to-dateMobileNot so good for:No editorial controlUnreliable sourcesCan be created by anyoneMaterial can lack provenanceCan be out-of-dateNot everyone has access
  • Useful for exhibition reviews.Good for:Up-to-dateEditedReadily available (latest copies especially)Not so good for:Can be biasCan be unbalancedCan be sensationalistHard to get hold of/access (back issues)
  • Also useful for exhibition reviews, latest news, materials, projects, practitioners etcGood for:Up-to-dateSpecialist/focussedPresent latest researchEdited for accuracy/quality (peer reviewed)Lots of referencesNot so good for:Can be hard to locate/accessExpensiveMay be too specificMay be at wrong level
  • Excellent source for latest products, materials etcGood for:Latest informationCurrent eventsConcise infoProduct newsOften available online with RSS/Twitter etcNot so good for:DetailObjective information ie. can be bias, adverts, preferential products etcOften hard to find old issuesBack issues/archive
  • Good for:Inspiration and ideasCan handle/touchNot so good for:May lack context......don’t know where it comes fromMay not have any information eg. what it is, who made it, date etc
  • More information about the range of resources available on the PDDE Library Subject Guide.
  • Hand out trays of items to groups, 10 mins to look at items and fill out worksheet. Follow with feedback.The Library holds a number of special collections housed in the Materials Room:Lots of special collections including:FashionSpecial BooksIllustrated BooksComicsEphemeraMiddlesex EphemeraSamples LibraryHistoric advertisingLansdown ArchiveHornsey Archive
  • d3o: impact protection-shock absorber-military, sport, technology protection etcMetal paper: polymer coated foil....behaves/feels like metal/paper- use for modelling/prototyping, originated in Hollywood-instant adjustment for spotlights.Thermal Chromic putty: changes colour in palm of your handPlexiglas acrlylicChromatic Alginate: colour changes as it sets into flexible mouldKevlar: lightweight and extraordinarily strong, with five times the strength of steel on an equal-weight basis. Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armour.
  • Libguidesbring together all the resources for your subject area.
  • Basic search skills: coming up with keywords, searching the internet, search tips etc.Using academic resources to find information for your project
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    • 1. Getting started: resources http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
    • 2. In this workshop we will look at.. • What we have • Why we have them • What to use and when Image by Aubergene
    • 3. Thinking about resources
    • 4. Books What are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic. Good for: Background information and inspiration Not so good for: Up to date information
    • 5. Web page What are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic. Good for: Very up to date information Not so good for: Accurate and reliable information
    • 6. Newspaper What are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative and diverse articles and advertising. May be electronic. Good for: Daily information Not so good for: Balanced and well researched information
    • 7. Academic Journal What are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research. Maybe electronic. Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by experts Not so good for: Broad overview of a subject
    • 8. Trade Journal or Magazine What are they: A regular publication containing news, jobs, products, events and advertising. Aimed at a profession, business sector or interest. Good for: Focussed up-to-date information Not so good for: Detailed and objective reports
    • 9. Objects What are they: A material thing that can be seen and handled. Good for: Inspiration, ideas and sensory experience. Not so good for: Detailed information, context and facts.
    • 10. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/PDE
    • 11. Other collections
    • 12. You asked, we got
    • 13. Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/specialcolls
    • 14. Keeping in touch • Librarian Blog http://satlibrarian.blogspot.com • Librarian Twitter http://twitter.com/SATlibrarian • Facebook Middlesex University Library • LR Twitter http://twitter.com/LRMDX
    • 15. Coming up…… •Basic search skills •Using academic resources
    • 16. Need further help? Your Librarians are : Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk Ask a Librarian http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/support/unihelp/

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