The Berg Fashion Library
The authority on world dress

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. For a full list of content click here.

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.

Key Features

Powerful searching
The Berg Fashion Library incorporates both quick and advanced search functionality. Users are able to rapidly access the content via a single-term quick search, or fine-tune their search for more targeted results using the Berg Fashion Library’s sophisticated advanced searching.

Specially-created taxonomy
Central to the Berg Fashion Library is its taxonomy, a purpose-built classification system for the study of dress which – through search and browse tools – guides users to the information they need, and helps focus and refine search results.

Cross-referencing and linking through OpenURL and DOIs
The Berg Fashion Library makes full use of cross-referencing both within the resource, and externally (via OpenURLs). Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are available at chapter, article, and entry level, ensuring content can be reliably located. Interfaces with citation management tools will mean the Berg Fashion Library content can be referenced accurately and with ease.

Industry-standard access
Unlimited concurrent access via IP recognition, ATHENS/Shibboleth, library cards, and username and password for remote users.

COUNTER compliant usage statistics and library branding
The Berg Fashion Library will offer usage statistics conforming to the latest version of the COUNTER specification. Libraries will be able to incorporate their own branding for users within the institution.

Marc21 records

Customization tools for individual needs
Users can change the font, background colour and contrast to suit their needs. The Berg Fashion Library has been developed to support the needs of dyslexic users.

Social networking tools
The Berg Fashion Library makes it easy to interface with social networking tools so that items within the portal can be shared by means of users’ tags and links.

Extensive online help and excellent customer and technical support
The Berg Fashion Library is supported by Bloomsbury's highly experienced team.