8th August 2022: The Fairchild Books Library 2022 Collection is now complete with the addition of 21 new eBooks.
4th March 2022: The Berg Fashion Library 2021 Collection is now complete with the addition of 12 new eBooks and 6 online exclusive articles in the seminal Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.
23rd December 2021: The winter 2021 update for Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases is now live. This update brings 14 new business cases to the collection.
23rd December 2021: The winter 2021 update for Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive is now live. This update brings 11 online exclusive articles to the collection, covering Shoulder Pads in Womenswear: A Microcosmic Timeline, Vivienne Westwood's Autumn/Winter 1995 show, Fashion and Theatre and more.
This interdisciplinary hub now integrates access to the Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive alongside the other resources in the Bloomsbury Fashion Central suite.
Easier to search, browse and navigate, and with a range of enhanced functionality, it is an even more essential online resource to support study, teaching and research at your institution.
Users will be able to access all of the same high-quality content as before but will benefit from an improved experience including:
In order to support customers who have bookmarked the current URLs, for example in library catalogue systems or in reading lists, as well as search engines and discovery and indexing databases, we have set up URL redirects.
This will mean that links to content pages (e.g. to articles, books, cases, museums and exhibitions) and also links to Research and Learning resources redirect to the corresponding page on the new Bloomsbury Fashion Central site.
Please note the redirects will live in our platforms indefinitely. DOIs will continue to point to the new platform too. This means that if you are using our MARC records (which include DOI URLs), you need not be concerned about the URLs. If you are using your own MARC records or are bookmarking pages using the OLD platform URLs, you are covered by the redirects.
Your access method, for example IP address, Shibboleth or Open Athens, will continue to work in exactly the same way.
Any Bloomsbury Fashion Central (Berg Fashion Library, Fairchild Books Library, Fashion Photography Archive, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases or Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive) customers using EZProxy need to ensure that they have the Geoplugin stanza in their EZProxy config.txt (if it is not there already) just above the Bloomsbury Fashion Central stanza.
Please therefore check and confirm that your EZProxy config file stanzas for Bloomsbury Fashion Central are as follows, including the Option Cookie directive:
Title GEOPlugin (updated 20200423):
Title Bloomsbury Fashion Central (updated 20200423)
There is a change to the availability of some COUNTER reports.
From December 14th 2021, we began offering COUNTER 5 Database reports. As a result of this addition, we will no longer support the Database Report 1 – DB1 nor Database Report 2- DB2 in COUNTER 4. The COUNTER 4 reports will be available for data from 2016 to mid-December 2021.
If you need any COUNTER compliant Database reports past December 14th 2021, we would advise that you pull a COUNTER 5 Database Master Report (DR).
If you are an instructor, librarian or student with an existing personal account:
You will need to set up a personal account on the new Bloomsbury Fashion Central site, this is a simple process that can be done quickly and easily.
Bookmarks saved to your previous personal accounts will not have been retained, unless you saved links to your favourite pages within your own browser.
If you are an instructor who has access to extended teaching notes on Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases account:
You should have been contacted regarding your new instructor account, which will be on bloomsbury.com. Please create an account on the Bloomsbury website here, if you do not have one already, and then please let us know so we can authenticate your access. You will then be fully set up to begin using the enhanced features of the new platform on its launch.
You will need to use fairchildbooks.com as the primary URL for logging in to your account for the Fairchild Books Store, as it will not be part of the migration of Bloomsbury Fashion Central to its new platform. You will be able to continue accessing all of the Fairchild Books Store content using your existing account but if you also access any other resource within Bloomsbury Fashion Central, you will need to create a personal or instructor account separately on the new platform.
On the new site your Personal Account enables you to:
On the new site the My Content area contains:
On the new site the My Profile area is where you can:
Here is a quick reference chart of personal account functionality showing the differences between the old and new Bloomsbury Fashion Central sites:
|Previous Bloomsbury Fashion Central Site||New Bloomsbury Fashion Central Site|
|Sign in to your personal account > My Account||Sign in to your personal account > My Profile > Edit profile|
|Sign in to your personal account > My Bookmarks||Sign in to your personal account > My Content > My Saved Items|
|My Course Materials||These will still be available to view and access via www.fairchildbooks.com|
|N/A on the current site||Sign in to your personal account > My Content > My Saved Searches|
|N/A, currently exists on Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive only||Sign in to your personal account > My Content > My Clips|
If your institution has purchased or subscribed to Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive, you will still have access to that content. The previous URL for Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive will be redirected to the new URL, which will be bloomsburyfashioncentral.com.
Please note that all pages on Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive will be re-directed to the new platform.
When Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive (BFVA) becomes part of the main Bloomsbury Fashion Central (BFC) site, it will no longer have its own URL/domain for COUNTER purposes. It will instead be a database within BFC on the COUNTER 5 Database reports in future.
All BFVA COUNTER usage in future will come via the BFC COUNTER API key and any COUNTER 5 usage prior to the migration will be available under a separate BFVA site entry.
Yes, Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive will still be available to purchase via subscription or perpetual access basis after it has migrated to the main Bloomsbury Fashion Central platform.
You will still be able to log into your personal account on Bloomsbury Fashion Central.
Saved content items in personal accounts will not be retained when Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive moves over to Bloomsbury Fashion Central – other than if those links were previously saved as bookmarks in their browser.
Saved search items will not be retained when Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive moves over to Bloomsbury Fashion Central. Search results will be different on the new platform, as users will be able to see search results from multiple products if they would like.
Header image: taken from Fashion Photography Archive and courtesy of © Niall McInerney (photographer). All rights reserved. You are not permitted to reproduce this image for commercial use.