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Drama Ways of Working presentation 2013

  1. 1. Library Using Library resources for Drama & Theatre 30 October 2013 Kim Coles
  2. 2. What do I need to find? • • • • • • • • • Department Books Journal articles Performance recordings Plays Interviews Performance reviews Photographs Archival records …. pegged. only alice. Flickr.
  3. 3. Royal Holloway Library Collections Founders Library: • Aesthetics • Theatre and theatre history (Britain, Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, Africa • Play collections • Literature • Literary theory Silent Study Group study rooms Viewing Rooms 3 Library Services Department
  4. 4. Royal Holloway Library Collections Bedford Library: • Aesthetics – philosophy • Cultural theory • Costume (everyday dress) • Drama therapy Group Study Silent Study Group study rooms 4 Library Services Department
  5. 5. Royal Holloway Library Collections Department Depository Library • Off-site • PhD theses • Rarely-used material 5 Santa Clara University's Library automated retrieval, robot assisted storage system. Beedie Savage. Flickr.
  6. 6. Special collections at RHUL Department • Gay Sweatshop Collection • Half Moon Collection • Red Shift Theatre Collection • Coton Collection • Roy Waters Collection Print of a scene from ‘Richard III’ by O. Hodgson c. late 19th century (RW/7/4/2/7)
  7. 7. Senate House Library Department • National research level collection for Humanities and Social Sciences • Comprehensive back-runs of Arts and Humanities journals • Strong collection of online resources (e.g.: International Index of Performing Arts) • Theatre Archive Sources, including: • Programmes of plays • Costume designs • Playbills and memorabilia • Correspondences • Reviews Library, Senate House, University of London. stevecadman. Flickr.
  8. 8. M25 Group of libraries Department University libraries in the London area SCONUL Access card: Try Library Hopping
  9. 9. British Library Department Visit the Help for Researchers page: Collections of • Playscripts • Newspapers • Sound recordings • Correspondence British Library Electronic Thesis Online Service: The British Library and St Pancras Station, London. Jim Linwood. Flickr.
  10. 10. Westminster Reference Library: Performing Arts Collection Department Approximately 8000 books related to performing arts Reviews and production details of many West End stage shows since 1890 Open to anyone for reference use Old Westminster Library. soulrider67. Flickr.
  11. 11. Theatre Collection Victoria and Albert Museum Department Theatre Collection reading room: Blythe House in Kensington Olympia Video recordings collections: • National Video Archive of Performance • Interviews and Commercially Recorded Videos V&A pattern books. H is for Home. Flickr.
  12. 12. Laban Library and Archive Department Library: Large collection of books on all aspects of dance Archive: Manuscripts, photographs and papers on the work of Rudolph Laban LABAN. pixelhut. Flickr.
  13. 13. National Theatre Archive Department Administrative & technical records of the National Theatre Collection covers the period from 1963 to the present day Material includes programmes, posters, photographs, videos, press cuttings, prompt scripts, production drawings, costume, lighting, and sound information National Theatre Xmas Coolectible card . Popupology. Flickr.
  14. 14. Joint Catalogues Department COPAC: WorldCat: framing hammer collection 2007. chazferret. Flickr. CC BY-NC. 14
  15. 15. Finding Information Library Services Department Searches: - Library catalogue (book and print journal holdings) - Electronic databases - E-journals - Royal Holloway Research - Royal Holloway Archives - Access to the E-journal A-Z 15 Hatters! Flickr. CC-BY-NC
  16. 16. Drama & Theatre Subject Guide Provides guidance on: - Finding books - Finding e-resources - Resource recommendations - Training - References - Access to the Databases A-Z 16 Library Services Department
  17. 17. Search techniques Department What exactly is the topic you are searching for? Example: Costume in Japanese and Balinese theatre What are the main concepts or keywords for your topic? Costume, japanese theatre, balinese theatre Are there any similar words that describe each of these concepts? Costume, dress, masks – drama, performance, theater How might you combine these keywords together to search? Combine keywords together using “operators “. The most common are AND and OR. Use quotation marks around words to search for a phrase “japanese theatre” 17
  18. 18. Sifting and evaluating sources of information: identifying quality Department
  19. 19. The REVIEW criteria Department R • Relevance E • Expertise of Author V • Viewpoint of Author/Organisation I • Intended Audience E • Evidence W • When published
  20. 20. What will happen if you apply the REVIEW test to this textbook? Department Kotler, P and Keller, K (2011) Marketing management. Harlow: Pearson Education. Relevance: Excellent. There is lots of useful information in the book. Expertise: Very good. The authors are well-known marketing academics and the publisher is respected. Viewpoint: Analytical. Addresses the dramatic changes in the marketing environment in recent years. Intended audience: Good. Postgraduate university students and researchers. Evidence: Excellent. The authors provide Marketing in Action mini-cases by leading organisations. When published: Very good. Published recently.
  21. 21. What will happen if you apply the REVIEW criteria to this Wikipedia article? Department Wikipedia (2013) Marketing management [Online] Available from: [Accessed 01/10/2013] Relevance: Very good. It’s an article specifically about marketing management, covering a range of topics in a structured way. Expertise: Unknown. Anybody can edit Wikipedia, so you don’t know who wrote the information. Viewpoint: The article aims to describe the approach to marketing management but we can’t always be clear on the viewpoint as the site is changing constantly. Intended audience: Provided for the general public. Evidence: There are a number of references listed. Wikipedia articles often refer to more authoritative sources, but the references need to be verified. When published: Superb. Wikipedia is updated constantly.
  22. 22. What will happen if you apply the REVIEW criteria to this peer review journal article? Department Keller, K (2009) Building strong brands in a modern marketing communications environment. Journal of Marketing Communications, 15 (2-3), pp. 139-155. Relevance: Deals with building and managing a brand through the customer-based brand equity model Expertise: Scholarly affiliation of the author is given. The research is original Viewpoint: Objective, as the article has gone through a peer review process Intended audience: Aimed at scholarly researchers, including students and academics Evidence: Superb. The article was subject to peer review checking before publication and contains extensive references. However you should still research the alternate point of view. When published: Recent research on the topic
  23. 23. What will happen if you apply the REVIEW criteria to this newspaper article? Department Sweeney, M. (2008) Google named world’s No 1 brand. Guardian. 21 April. Relevance: Pretty good. It’s an article about the world’s top 100 brands Expertise: The credentials of the author are not specified Viewpoint: Focuses on the findings of the BrandZ top 100 list Intended audience: Aimed at the general public Evidence: The article refers to a report but full reference information is not provided. Newspaper articles often refer to more authoritative sources but the references need to be verified. When published: It’s published within the last 5 years but the information is already out of date in such a fast moving market.
  24. 24. Reviewing your research Department Do you have enough / too much information? Do you need to review your underlying research question? Is the information current / within the date you require Is it relevant to your research? Does it answer the whole question?
  25. 25. Zetoc Alerts Department
  26. 26. Training and support Library Services Department Book training throughout the year: - Advanced Research Skills - Citing and Referencing: - Using RefWorks - Using EndNote - The Library on Moodle - One on One training 26 Ingridtaylar. Flickr.
  27. 27. Questions? Library Services Department Kim Coles Information Consultant 2-07 Bedford Library Royal Holloway University of London 01784 404107 27 Leo Reynolds. Flickr. CC-BY-NA