Library Instruction for Fiber Arts

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Library Instruction for Fiber Arts

  1. 1. Fiber Arts Day Date Time Professor
  2. 2. Library Resources <ul><li>Find books, e-books, videos… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find Similar Items </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Fulltext </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DAAI (Design & Applied Arts Index) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Other Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loan (WorldCat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian (email) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material Connexion (images only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material Resource Center (samples) </li></ul></ul>More Library Resources
  4. 4. Examples of Fibers Theses <ul><li>Image of birth as a motif </li></ul><ul><li>in the work of Jeong-Ok </li></ul><ul><li>Jeon </li></ul><ul><li>Artist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imagery of birth in art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine in larger context -> Look at specific cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dualities: Contemporary </li></ul><ul><li>textile design inspired by </li></ul><ul><li>traditional Mexican textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional textiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexican History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexican Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contemporary textiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Textiles as art </li></ul>
  5. 5. Finding Books <ul><li>General Searches: </li></ul><ul><li>Textile fabrics </li></ul><ul><li>Textile fibers </li></ul><ul><li>Textile work </li></ul><ul><li>Fiberwork </li></ul><ul><li>Textile crafts </li></ul>
  6. 6. Keyword Searches <ul><li>Dyes and dyeing </li></ul><ul><li>Resist-dyed textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Weaving </li></ul><ul><li>Metal cloth </li></ul><ul><li>Hand weaving </li></ul><ul><li>Needlework </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Woven fabrics </li></ul><ul><li>Specific fibers (i.e., cotton, flax, hemp, silk, velvet) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Refine Your Search <ul><li>Begin with general search terms  then start to refine your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example : Dyes and dyeing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Narrow by Region -> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dyes and dyeing—Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Narrow by Method/Technique -> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Batik </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Narrow by Material -> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dyes and dyeing—Wool </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Japanese Aesthetics: Influence on food, textiles, etc. Sample Searches : Japanese aesthetics Japan AND food Japan AND textiles Japan AND dyes Food AND art Food AND aesthetics
  9. 9. The Art of Maori Weaving: The Eternal Thread/Te Aho Mutunga Kore by Miriama Evans <ul><li>Looking for similar books? Search… </li></ul><ul><li>Textile fabrics </li></ul><ul><li>Hand weaving </li></ul><ul><li>Weavers </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Maori </li></ul><ul><li>Whatu </li></ul><ul><li>Raranga </li></ul>Textiles Geography/People
  10. 10. Browsing Areas <ul><li>Library of Congress Browsing Areas </li></ul><ul><li>for Books: </li></ul><ul><li>NK (Decorative Arts) </li></ul><ul><li>TT (Manufacturers) </li></ul><ul><li>TS (Handicrafts. Arts & Crafts) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Selected Books <ul><li>Dictionaries and Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles REF TS 1390 .F34 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Textiles REF TS 1309 .J47 1992     </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles: A Classification of Techniques REF TS 1449 .S46 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles in America, 1650-1870 : a dictionary based on original documents... REF TS1767 .M66 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>World Textiles: a visual guide to traditional techniques REF NK 8806 .G55 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Soft Surfaces: visual research for artists, architects, and designers REF NK 8806 .J87 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to Textiles for Interior Designers REF NK 2115.5 .F3 J32 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 Years of textiles REF NK 8806 .A17 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Swatches: a sourcebook of patterns with more than 600 fabric designs REF NK9500 .A35 2005 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Biographies </li></ul><ul><li>The Surface Designers Art: Contemporary Fabric Printers, Painters, and Dryers REF NK 9500 .S87 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles : Who’s Who in American Crafts REF TT 139 .P76 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Artists in weaving, quilting, basketry, handmade paper, and sewing </li></ul><ul><li>Fiberarts Design Book REF TT 699 .F526 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Series shows the latest work of professionals and amateurs in fiber arts </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books through NetLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>Weaving the past: a history of Latin America's indigenous women… E-Book </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles in sport E-Book </li></ul><ul><li>Handbook of Fiber Chemistry E-Book </li></ul>More Selected Books
  13. 13. Finding Articles <ul><li>Search Research Databases (use search </li></ul><ul><li>strategies similar to finding books): </li></ul><ul><li>1. Art Fulltext & Art Retrospective </li></ul><ul><li>2. DAAI (Design & Applied Arts Index) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Journals Textile Fibre Forum International Textiles Textile Museum Journal FiberArts Textile History Handwoven Textile: Journal of Cloth & Culture Handweaver & Craftsman Textile Forum Craft Report Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers American Fabrics & Fashion Magazine Shuttle, Spindle and Dye-pot American Craft
  15. 15. <ul><li>Textile Design and Industry Resources www.textilesource.com </li></ul><ul><li>Fabric Link www.fabriclink.com </li></ul><ul><li>Educational resources for fabrics, apparel, home furnishings </li></ul><ul><li>and care </li></ul><ul><li>Textile Web (American Textile Manufacturers Institute) www.textileweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Textiles www.emergingtextiles.com </li></ul><ul><li>Information service covers textile and clothing trade </li></ul>Commercial Websites
  16. 16. <ul><li>The Textile Museum (D.C.) www.textilemuseum.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibitions & Collections: http:// www.textilemuseum.org/exhibitions/current.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Care & Display : http://www.textilemuseum.org/care/care.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Textile Institute www.texi.org </li></ul><ul><li>Global organization for textiles, including clothing & footwear </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles Resource Guide (Philadelphia Univ.) http://www.philau.edu/library/resources/textiles.html </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Japanese Textiles </li></ul><ul><li>http://moma.org/exhibitions/1998/textiles/home.html </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Textile Heritage Online http://scottishtextileheritage.org.uk </li></ul>Academic & Professional Websites
  17. 17. Researching a Topic EVALUATE RESOURCES FOR RELEVANCY SELECT APPROPRIATE RESEARCH TOOLS LOCATE AND RETRIEVE MATERIALS BROADEN OR NARROW TOPIC FIND BASIC INFORMATION SELECT A TOPIC
  18. 18. Questions? <ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian (email) </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Desk (1 st floor) </li></ul><ul><li>Call the Reference Office </li></ul>

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