News for March, 2011

March 21, 2011

Update 1 Live! New Images and Journal Links

Multi-award winner Berg Fashion Library is updating with fantastic new content!

The first update to the Berg Fashion Library is now live and includes:

New Images:

  • 600 images from MoMu Fashion Museum, Belgium
  • 230 sample images from collections including the London College of Fashion and The Museum at FIT

Journal Links:

The Berg Fashion Library now includes links to Berg journal articles. This enables subscribers of both products to seamlessly jump to journal content from Berg Fashion Library.

March 18, 2011

Another Win for Berg Fashion Library! Bookseller FutureBook Award for Best Website

The Berg Fashion Library has won its fourth award in as many months!

It won The Bookseller's FutureBook Digital Innovation Award for Best Website 2011, as announced in a ceremony in Central London on 17 March.

From The Bookseller:

Berg Fashion Library was praised for being both well-executed and having a clear business strategy behind it. Kate Wilson, NosyCrow founder, commented: "A beautifully presented website that was distinctive from the other websites, which were marketing tools, by being an established business in itself". Jo Naylor, general manager, digital content sales at John Wiley, said Berg was "an incredibly ambitious project in terms of output and business model, with a highly successful and beautifully produced result".

This award is just the latest in a series of acclaim bestowed on the Berg Fashion Library and Berg Encyclopedia of Word Dress and Fashion, which have won:

  • 2011 Dartmouth Medal (awarded to print and online)
  • ALA Outstanding Reference Source (awarded to print and online)
  • Independent Publishers Guild Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Award

For more information on the above awards, please click here.

March 11, 2011

Berg Fashion Library Wins IPG Digital Award!

The Independent Publishers Guild has awarded Berg the Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Award for the Berg Fashion Library.

From the IPG:

Berg Publishers has secured its second success in this category, having won its previous incarnation—the E-Publishing Award—in 2008. It triumphed this time for the successful launch of the Berg Fashion Library, which was hailed by the judges for its ambition and for better-than-forecast sales figures. “This is an amazing project that has been carefully developed and beautifully executed,” they said. “It will be used for a very long time in its market.” Judges also hailed the breadth of digital innovation on display from independents in this category.


March 11, 2011

Berg Fashion Library Shortlisted for Bookseller FutureBook Award

The Berg Fashion Library has been shortlisted in the category of Best Website in the Bookseller FutureBook Awards. FutureBook's first ever digital innovation awards, they honour innovation in all areas of the bookselling and publishing industries. The results will be announced on 17th March.


March 1, 2011

Berg Shortlisted for IPG Awards

The Independent Publishers Guild has shortlisted Berg in two categories in the 2011 IPG Independent Publishing Awards. Both nominations reflect Berg's work on the Berg Fashion Library.

From the IPG:

Ingram Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year

Berg earned a nomination following a year in which it grew sales and successfully launched its ambitious Fashion Library portal project. “Berg has had consistent commercial success and is moving forward to its next stage with its strategy firmly in mind,” said the judges.

The Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Award

Berg Publishers was shortlisted for its successful launch of the Berg Fashion Library. Judges admired Berg’s commitment to the digital side of the project, as well as its better-than-forecast sales figures since launch. “This is an amazing project that has been carefully developed and beautifully executed.”