We have two new book displays ready for your browsing pleasure, located on the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center in the atrium.
The first one is entitled "Think Small," and includes materials from subjects such as tiny art projects, micro architecture, mini-comics and nanotechnology.
We also have a "Back to School" themed display on our graphic novels shelf.
The engineering librarians at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library are pleased to announce that some engineering textbooks for the Fall 2015 term are available to you in full text online through Library subscriptions.
The Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan possesses a stunning collection of rare propaganda papercuts from the Cultural Revolution--a period of massive political upheaval in China that began in 1966 and lasted about a decade. The papercuts were scanned and made available as high-resolution digital images in this collection by the University Library Digital Library Production Service (DLPS).
The Asian Art Archives is a photograph collection located in Room 20 on the lower level of Tappan Hall. This is a subset of the Asian Art Collection. The Asian Art Archive includes the Far Eastern Art Archive, the South Asian Art Archive, the Southeast Asian Art Archive, the SAAF (Southeast Asia Art Foundation) Archive, and the Islamic Art Archive.
"[Searchable database of over] 300,000 [art] images from 2,000 sources, 8,000 locations and 30,000 artists. The site offers an excellent quality of image and metadata (captions and keywords) as well as the legal right to use the images within your institution. Search all media including photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology & ethnography, history, science & medicine, decorative arts and artifacts."--About us.
1,600 museums,galleries,institutions and private collections
over 8,000 geographical locations
32,000 engravings, lithographs & prints
16,000 images of architecture
18,000 images of landscapes & topography
6,000 designs & patterns
2,100 images of jewellery & gemstones
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 up to three months ago, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, documenting the work from designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. Users can conduct searches to reveal results in all text, captions, and titles throughout the magazine, including advertisements, covers and fold-outs. Page images are provided in both JPEG and Flash digital formats.
Every page of every issue from December 17, 1892 (Volume 1, Number 1) up to three months ago (does not include three most recent monthly issues)
Arts: Search consists of three online databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective – a restrospective indexing and abstracting service of many of the most important design and applied arts journals and annuals published during the twentieth century, updated quarterly. Design ProFILES – a biographical dictionary containing data on nearly 20,000 architects, designers, craftspeople and artists, updated quarterly. ReVIEW – containing digitised, full-text versions of 19th and early 20th century fine and decorative arts journals.
The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world. The Berg Fashion Library will be updated at least three times a year. For a complete list of contents, see: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/page/whatsinbergfashionlibrary/whats-in-the-berg-fashion-library Note: this product is limited to three simultaneous users. Should you be unable to log in, please check back in a few minutes.
Material ConneXion offers access to an eclectic and constantly growing collection of over 7,000 innovative materials and processes. The database is searchable by over 100 specific criteria within the categories of Processing, Sustainability, Usage, and Physical Properties. Manufacturer information and access is provided. A subset of the items in the database is displayed in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library's Materials Collection.
We are a resource for all disciplines of design development, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Packaging Design, Retail Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Apparel & Footwear, Exhibition Design, Textile Design, Landscape Architecture, and Transportation Design.####Our libraries include the largest selection of sustainable materials and the only Cradle to Cradle materials library in the world: Polymers, Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Cement-based materials, Natural Materials, Carbon-based materials, and Processes.
Combined catalog describing over 275 million books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 10,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
The ARTstor Digital Library provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences. It includes an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
Collections are used for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more. All University of Michigan community members may search and view images; ARTstor requires registration to download images and use the software tools.
Note: To access the images through the mobile interface, you will need to create an account through ARTstor. Access ARTstor via the library's website and click on the "Register" link at top right. Create an account; use that email and password to login to ARTstor mobile.