Fashion, textile, and costume exhibitors to visit #ARLISNA2018

Dear Conference Attendees,

When you find yourselves in the exhibitors hall, please check out these booths, let them know that you are a member of the Fashion SIG, and thank them for coming to the conference!

Artbook DAP – booths 109-110
Artstor – booth 20
Bloomsbury Digital Resources – meeting with FTC SIG 2/28 4:30pm @ Gramercy West
EBSCO – booth 100
Intellect – booth 85
Marquand Editions – booths 72-74
Material ConneXion – booth 1
MIT Press – booth 77
Textile Hive – booth 68
Yale University Press – booth 50
Reiko Sudo is one of the most innovative and important textile designers in the world.  Marquand Editions will present The Nuno Box: Textiles by Reiko Sudo. Each box contains 140 fabric samples presented in books, as loose scarves, and as collages.


Opportunity to win fashion journals from Intellect!

Intellect is once again running our popular competition to win a year’s online subscription for your institution’s library to our Fashion Collection of nine journals. The collection provides permanent access to the 2018 volumes and back volume access for all titles for one year to the following journals:

Clothing Cultures, Vol 5 | 3 issues p.a.,id=222/

Craft Research, Vol 9 | 2 issues p.a.,id=172/

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, Vol 9 | 2 issues p.a.,id=178/

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, Vol 5 | 2 issues p.a.,id=223/

Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, Vol 5 | 3 issues p.a. (access also includes Global Fashion Brands e-book),id=221/

Film, Fashion & Consumption, Vol 7 | 2 issues p.a.,id=203/

International Journal of Fashion Studies, Vol 5 | 2 issues p.a.,id=230/

Journal of Curatorial Studies, Vol 6 | 2 issues p.a.,id=205/

Studies in Costume & Performance, Vol 3 | 2 issues p.a.,id=235/

Plus: Artifact: Journal of Design Practice (Open Access),id=255/

For your chance to win, please visit Intellect’s stand (Booth #85) to collect an entry form and hand it to the Intellect representative. Alternatively, email for a form to enter the competition. (Competition closing date March 31, 2018)

[posted on behalf on Intellect]

Fashion & Textile Lightning Talks / #FASHIONLIBRARIANSHIP

It’s hard to believe that our Fashion & Textile Lighting Talks are less than one week away on Wednesday, February 28 at 11:15am to 12:15pm at the Hilton: Murray Hill West!  We look forward to seeing everyone!

We will be on Twitter and Instagram during the conference using the hashtag #FASHIONLIBRARIANSHIP .  Please feel free to use this hashtag as well, if there are any thoughts or pictures from tours, exhibitors, events, etc. that you’d like to share.

Our lightning talks will feature six speakers from museums and academia demonstrating the many ways fashion and textile librarians/archivists find innovative ways to support their users and foster scholarship. Lynora Williams will present on solo librarianship and making holdings available to the dedicated community of textile scholars and appreciators at the Arthur D. Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum. Julie Lê will present a case study discussing how Instagram has become successful medium for international outreach and advocacy as well as a tool for reference inquiries when working with patrons in creative and fashion-related fields at the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library. Alexandra Duncan will present on a project undertaken at the London College of Fashion Library involving three embedded information literacy sessions taught collaboratively between the librarian and faculty. Celia Hartmann will present on the many cross-departmental professional collaborations that were crucial to processing and making available the archival records of the American couturier Charles James to researchers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lana Bittman will present on making historical fashion forecasts available at FIT and how the historical forecasts have turned into a viable study collection and how they are being utilized for instruction. Sandra Ley will present on key academic and industry digital resources via her analysis of premier fashion program LibGuides.


  • Lynora Williams, “An Unlikely Second Act: Overseeing the Evolution of a Textile Library as a Solo Librarian”
  • Julie Lê, “#FASHIONLIBRARIANSHIP: A Case Study on the Use of Instagram in a Specialized Museum Library Collection”
  • Alexandra Duncan, “Crossing the threshold: innovations in information literacy”
  • Celia Hartmann, “Many Hands: Cross-Department Collaboration in Processing the Charles James papers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art”
  • Lana Bittman, “Stylish Scholarship: Historical Fashion Forecast Archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library”
  • Sandra Ley, “Fashionable E-Resources for Academics and Industry-Insiders”

Just added: Bloomsbury @ARLIS 2/28

On Wednesday, February 28 from 4:30-5:30pm, immediately following the FTC SIG meeting at the ARLIS/NA Conference, Bloomsbury Digital Resources will be discussing their fashion resources including Bloomsbury Fashion Central.  Location: Hilton, Gramercy West.

Add it to your Sched!

Seeking info about Product Lifecycle Management software

Faculty in our fashion retail program are interested in Product LifeCycle Management software.  They mentioned Gerber Tech PLM and Lectra; I have also found Bamboo Rose, NGC Andromeda, and Infor Fashion.  None of these let me get a good look at how they work without alerting a sales rep; and none have pricing available, either.

Do any of your schools subscribe to one of these or a similar service? If so, can you tell me what you think of the service you use?

Is there such a thing as an academic version or price?  Or perhaps single seats?

Or perhaps you have seen an article that compares services?

Any information would help me!

Sherri Saines

Ohio University