Update 5 now live, and new image partnership!

May 3, 2012


Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. is delighted to announce a new partnership between the award-winning Berg Fashion Library and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With this exciting addition to the Berg Fashion Library the Museum will be sharing c.2500 high quality images from their world-renowned costume and textiles collection. Highlights include designs by Elsa Schiaparelli and Charles Frederick Worth, and a stunning array of accessories.

The images will go live on the Berg Fashion Library in 2013. 

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Update 5 is now live, and it comes with a great range of new content and functionalities:

1,000 new images from the Commercial Pattern Archive (CoPA) database (Batch one of two)

The new partnership with the Commercial Pattern Archive database, CoPA, will provide a unique tool for researchers and designers to recreate or date clothing from 1868 to 2000. There are several collections from the United States, Canada and the UK, including the Betty Williams Collection.

500 new images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's collection (Batch two of four)

Berg's partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art will make 2,000+ images from the internationally renowned Costume Institute’s collection available through the Berg Fashion Library. The first 1,000 of these images are now live on the site.

New journal content:
- Two new journal issues: Fashion Theory 16:1 and Textile 10:1
- New Fashion Theory Supplement on the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
- Abstracts for exhibitions and book reviews published in recent journal issues

Improved Search Results for a more effective and comprehensive search:
- Icons to indicate content type of each result
- Improved consistency on bibliographic data

Improved cross-search functionality with e-journals:
- Separate external links for DOI and Open URL resolvers have been added, to access journal content more easily