Awards, Reviews, and Endorsements

See what people have been saying about Bloomsbury Fashion Central and its databases.

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“All in all, Berg Fashion Library is an excellent platform that continues to grow and improve to provide relevant and interesting information about historical and contemporary fashion to its users. It is equally useful for more targeted use and for encouraging exploration, and has proven to be an indispensable research tool for both lecturers and students in the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts. We are positive that we will continue to learn from it, and hopefully also contribute to it in the years to come.”

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Nadya Wang, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Berg Fashion Library wins The Charleston Advisor’s Readers’ Choice Award!

The redesigned Berg Fashion Library site has been named Most Improved Product from The Charleston Advisor “Best and Worst” Readers’ Choice Awards. The Charleston Report notes:

“Since moving to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, the new Berg Fashion Library is getting rave reviews from librarians and users. It has a cleaner interface and is much more navigable. The service has integrated text and image content on fashion and dress around the world, from the past to the present.”

"The biographies of those who are included are excellent."

"It would be appropriate for many types of libraries – those who support art and design collections, journalism programmes, retail management or even popular culture."

“I love, love, love this database!”

“The photographs are exceptional – from both a resolution and a design/layout point of view.”

“The Fashion Photography Archive is a wonderful database, and is reasonably priced considering the depth and breadth of its resources.”

“If you support fashion in any way shape or form, I highly recommend this database.”

Jan Comfort, Engineering Research Librarian, Clemson University, USA

“A subscription to the archive includes access to much more than just the images, even though these in of themselves are an incredibly rich resource ... What I also love about the resource is the layout, which clearly shows you the image with details categorised to the left, many of which you can click on to access related content.”
Emma Davenport, Worn Through blog

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“The work of the independent publisher Bloomsbury, the new online archive features everything from top designers’ graduate shows to candid shots of original supermodels like Naomi, Kate and Helena ... Bloomsbury’s FPA is a fully-searchable and meticulously indexed digital resource that's being billed as a ‘treasure trove’ for students, designers and fashion historians.”
Esra Gurkan for MailOnline

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