Thursday, 5 February 2015

Routledge 'Most Read'

Routledge are offering free access to the 25 most read articles from all of the Arts & Humanities subject areas.  These include Art & Design, Film and Cinema Studies and Media and Cultural Studies.  These are free until 31st March 2015.  However, I think we have subscriptions to most of the content anyway.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Spring Catalogues

The beginning of the year is when a lot of publishers are releasing their Spring catalogues, so I have been taking a look at what is coming out in the first half of 2015, and beyond.  Let me know if you have any other suggestions or want to comment on these.

Steidl
Mark Neville - Fancy Pictures
Mark Ruwedel – Pictures of Hell
Mark Ruwedel – Message from the Exterior (not yet published)
Philip Trager – New York in the 1970s

Hatje Cantz

Thames and Hudson

Columbia University Press

Duke University Press

Use link to Spring catalogue

MIT press

Routledge

Yale University Press

For a New World to Come; Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography,
1968–1979 / Yasufumi Nakamori

Kehrer

University of Texas Press

Columbia University Press

University of Minnisota Press

Bloomsbury (Design & Graphic Arts (includes Photography; and Animation))

- An very interesting selection of titles from Bloomsbury this year, including this (not included in the catalogue above).

Thursday, 25 December 2014

New books - Happy Christmas

No, I'm not working on Christmas day!  However, last Friday before leaving work, I ran the new books reports and scheduled this post for the following Thursday - which just happens to be Christmas day this year. 

These are quite long lists, so a useful tip is to sign into Library Search and change the display settings so that you get 50 results per page.  You will find this in the Personal Settings within 'My Library Account'

PHOTOGRAPHY

FILM, TELEVISION, ANIMATION

OTHER

Happy Christmas!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Key articles on World Film and Cinema

Routledge are providing free access to a wide range of articles from its 'World Film and Cinema' collection of academic journals.  They are a great introduction to the wide-range of journals from this publisher.

There is also free access to articles on South Asian Cinema and Television until the end of the year.

Research Excellence Framework - GREAT RESULTS!

There were great results for CREAM and CAMRI in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.  The university's research has been ranked 3rd nationally in the area "Art and Design: History,  Practice and Theory" and 5th in the area "Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information management."

The period covered by the exercise is 2008-2013 inclusive, so this is a significant positive appraisal of the research carried out in these areas over this time.

The full results can be found on the THES website here (the relevant units are 34 and 36 if you are looking at the subject tables).

Further reading

REF Key Facts
http://www.ref.ac.uk/pubs/keyfacts/

Evolution of the REF (THES, 17 October 2013)
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/evolution-of-the-ref/2008100.fullarticle

http://www.westminster.ac.uk/research