QMUofL 23rd Jan 2014 afternoon

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QMUofL 23rd Jan 2014 afternoon

  1. 1. Art & Design students: Information literacy
  2. 2. Issues
  3. 3. Solutions
  4. 4. Box Activity
  5. 5. Welcome http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/ Library and Student Support
  6. 6. Discuss in groups • One useful thing you have found out about the library • At least one question you have about using this library
  7. 7. Why research?
  8. 8. Getting started: resources http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
  9. 9. Getting Curious: Information to feed your creativity http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
  10. 10. Searching for information http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library http://stormagicuk.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/needle_haystack.jpg?w=479
  11. 11. The collections Middlesex University Library Special Collections www.moda.mdx.ac.uk http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/specialcolls
  12. 12. The Fashion Collection Database
  13. 13. Student visits Library Special Collections Outcomes •Introduced to collections •Improving writing skills •Start with concrete and move to abstract •Developing from personal to public •Encourage analysis and observation
  14. 14. Worth
  15. 15. Search Terms ensemble WHEN? dress ball gown 1950s50s fifties 1950-1960 evening ensemble evening wear gown
  16. 16. Searching the V & A Collections
  17. 17. V & A Collections
  18. 18. F63 Description 3400mm (h) x 5100mm (dia) Red (cherry), fresh, bright red 70mm brim surrounding a round crown Front edge of brim pulled up (65mm) attached to crown - flat front Tapered dart in middle (folded flat - inverted triangle 20mm wide) Some folds around brim look like rose petals/leaves
  19. 19. What other questions do you have about the object? Was it a one-off, part of a small batch production, or mass produced? Where was it made...are there distinctive national/regional markers? What kind of hat is it...what style? Is it a ‘cloche’? What are the different parts of it called? Was it a popular style? What do you think your deductions are based upon? Why do you view this object in these particular way/s? Thinking about my grandmother, (a buyer at Bourne and Hollingsworth in 1910s-30s) the clothes she had, the attitudes she had, and salary she earned, etc...wondering what she might say about all my guesses. Deduction
  20. 20. It seems likely that the red hat was designed in the 1930s, although it is hard to decide. Hat styles appear to get recycled quite readily, especially more conventional, classic designs. It draws on a playfulness of some 1920s designs, like the cloche, but introduces some interesting formal complexity. Comparing it with designs from later, the red hat seems gentler than strident and deliberately provocative designs of the 40s, 50s and 60s. speculation http://endangeredclothing.com/sites/default/files/bwmod2.jpg
  21. 21. writing as going public Notice

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