Fairchild Books: Book review requested in exchange for free book

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Greetings colleagues!

It’s been ages since I last posted and I hope you’re all well. I thought you’d like to hear about a wonderful offer for FTC SIG members, along with the opportunity to shape an information resource that will be useful to us all.

Fairchild Books is currently considering publishing a new text titled The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion Details, a visual reference for a full range of contemporary garment parts as well as classic and historical styles. Would you be interested in replying to this brief review survey to give your feedback on what you would like to see included in this text?


The honorarium for a completed review survey will be your choice of any book (of up to $100 value) from Bloomsbury.com.  The survey should only take a few minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jenna Lefkowitz at Bloomsbury (contact information below.)

Very best wishes to you all,

Sandra Ley, FTC SIG Founder


Jenna Lefkowitz, Assistant Editor

Fairchild Books, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.

1385 Broadway, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212-419-5414 / Email: jenna.lefkowitz@bloomsbury.com

Repost: The Podcast of the EFHA Conference 2018 ‘Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures’ is finally here!

“Back in November 2018, EFHA organized in Paris its fifth International Conference, titled ‘Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures.’  The conference focused on European sartorial heritage, its collecting and its archiving practices.”

Many of the papers presented are now available via podcast.


Sandra Ley, Fashion & Visual Arts Librarian

Pima Community College

Last minute update – webinar: How Digital Material Libraries Can Transform Product Development

My apologies for the last-minute update, but this looks very useful for our members:

Webinar: How Digital Material Libraries Can Transform Product Development

Hosts:   Sourcing Journal & PTC

Description:  Today’s product lifecycle management and storyboarding tools empower retailers with the speed and knowledge associated with digital capabilities, yet many product developers still refer to physical swatch books to identify the appropriate materials.
In this webinar, our panel will discuss how retailers can tap into digital materiallibraries to:
  • Achieve quicker development speeds with virtual prototypes
  • Reduce the guesswork inherent in selecting fabrics that meet your cost, availability, quality and compliance requirements
  • Consolidate decision making across design, product development and sourcing to empower your team
Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 2:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM PT
  • Brion Carroll, VP, Retail & Consumer Global Business Development, PTC
  • Eric Linxwiler, Senior VP, Americas, CBX Software
  • Chris Hillyer, Director of Innovation, Deckers Brands
  • Edward Hertzman, President, Sourcing Journal Media (moderator)

Register:  https://www.webeventpro.com/sj0515181

WWD article: Karen van Godtsenhoven at the Met’s Costume Institute


Here’s a lovely WWD news story to warm your heart…  The new Associate Curator at the Met’s Costume Institute is part of the coven!  (Her credentials include an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Antwerp.)

Former MoMu Curator Karen van Godtsenhoven Joins the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute

(Julie L., my dear, you’ve been holding out on us!  ;-))

Happy holidays everyone!


Bloomsbury Survey with Prize Draw Entry

Dear Librarian,

Does your library support learning across the applied visual arts (design, fashion, photography, film and animation, architecture and interiors)? We are interested in hearing about your and your patrons’ requirements for online educational and research resources, which will help to inform future developments in our digital publishing program.

We would appreciate it if you could complete our brief survey, which should take no longer than 5 minutes:


The survey will close at 23:59 (GMT) on Friday 22nd December 2017.

You will be entered into a prize draw to win a special bundle of books worth over £100 / $150 RRP upon completion.

We will announce the lucky winner via email during the week commencing Monday 1st  January.

Thank you for your time.

Kind regards,

Nick Bellorini

Dr Nick Bellorini

Digital Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP

T: +44 (0)1308 867351

M: +44 (0)7590 712608

S: nbellorini.bloomsbury