New eBooks, biblio guides, lesson plans and more on Berg Fashion Library

We’ve just added a whole lot more new content to the Berg Fashion Library, including the usual free stuff! If you’re a librarian there is also some important news about the Library so please read on.


What’s free?

  • Think it’s all about Gangnam style? We’ve got a new article on street fashion in Seoul – just head to our homepage and find it in the carousel of images
  • Need inspiration for your classes? Check out two new lesson plans on Victorian Fashion and Nineteenth-Century Western Silhouettes and Color
  • Researching and don’t know where to start? Our bibliographic guides can help. There’s two new ones just added on Fashion and Sustainability and Fashion and Media

New for subscribers
If your university or college doesn’t yet subscribe to Berg Fashion Library, download a recommendation form here and pass it on to your librarian.


FASHION AND AGE by Julia Twigg
AFRICAN DRESS edited by Karen Tranberg Hansen and D. Soyini Madison
THE SWIMSUIT by Christine Schmidt

  1. Snapshot: From Disney Raunch to Limited Too’s “Hot” Fashions by Annette Lynch (Global Perspectives)
  2. Twentieth-Century Fashion Scarves by Natasha Thoreson (Global Perspectives)
  3. Peacock Revolution: American Men’s Fashion in the 1960s by Daniel Delis Hill (Global Perspectives)
  4. Dress in the Society for Creative Anachronism by Margaret A. Deppe (Global Perspectives)
  5. Boardshorts: A Perfect Fit by Sara Oka (Global Perspectives)
  6. Fashion Bloggers by Laura Scroggs (The United States and Canada)
  7. Hanbok in the Twenty-First Century by Yoori Chae (East Asia)
  8. Street and Youth Fashion in Seoul, South Korea by Dooyoung Choi (East Asia)
  9. Swedish Folk Dress by Pravina Shukla (West Europe)
  10. Medieval Jewish Badges by Sara Jablon (West Europe)


Berg Fashion Library Moves to Bloomsbury this Spring

The award-winning Berg Fashion Library will move to Bloomsbury for distribution, sales and marketing from April 2016. After 31 March 2016, Oxford University Press will end its distribution relationship with Bloomsbury for the Berg Fashion Library, and all renewals and new subscriptions will go through Bloomsbury. If your subscription expires before 1 April 2016, please be sure to renew through OUP.

The Berg Fashion Library will be integrated into Bloomsbury Fashion Central, an online platform for fashion educators, students, and researchers that will also include the Fashion Photography Archive and Fairchild Books Library* in one cross-searchable resource. Users will find classroom, research, and teaching content in one convenient place, connected by a sophisticated search and browse and a common taxonomy.

OUP and Bloomsbury are working together to ensure a seamless transition; to that end, existing customers will have the option to transfer to the new Berg Fashion Library site in advance of the end of their contract should they wish.

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*Fairchild Books Library is only available outside North America