The Women’s Wear Daily Archive is now available through our Digital Library! Women’s Wear Daily, or WWD, is widely considered the “bible” of the fashion industry. The WWD Archive is the only digitized source of the entire run of this publication, from its first issue in 1910 to issues from the past twelve months, all reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing. The Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry’s most influential reads, covering key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers, and advertisers.
Founded in 1910 by Edmund Fairchild, Women’s Wear was launched as a small weekly sister publication to the Daily News Record, a menswear journal founded in the late nineteenth century. Moving to daily publication in 1927, Women’s Wear Daily covered the news behind the manufacturing of women’s clothing, including sales and acquisitions, production costs, and personnel moves within the industry. In later years, under the editorship of John Fairchild, WWD began featuring social commentary, tracking the personal lives of high-society. It soon became the most powerful and influential fashion journal in the US, and subsequently released W magazine. They were purchased by Condé Nast in 1999, and WWD continues to publish breaking news and is widely considered the primary fashion publication by industry insiders.
Access the Women’s Wear Daily Archive from our Digital Library – all you need is a library card!
Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood this Thursday, October 2, for a training session on an exciting new resource, Kurzweil 3000 Firefly. This assistive technology software converts text to speech for webpages and documents on your computer.
Visit the Kurzweil InfoGuide for more information on this resource that is available for home use with a web license you can get by calling your local library’s Reference Department. The software will be available on library computers in the near future.
The class is from 2-4 p.m. in the Technology Lab on the 2nd floor. See you Thursday!
We’re pleased to highlight a new addition to our Digital Library: Press Display, an online newspaper database that offers instant access to 2,000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages! There’s no special software required or downloading involved. Simply search for a newspaper by title, country, or language, and you can skip right to your favorite section (Front Page, Entertainment, Sports, you name it). You can then read the articles in full color on your computer or even download, print, or email them as desired. PressDisplay is available from any computer with your library card, so click here and start exploring news stories from around the world today.
Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry is an exciting new addition to our Digital Library. A one-stop shop for everything poetry-related, World of Poetry lets you search for a specific poem, poet, subject, region, and time period. You can find author biographies and literary criticism too. Looking for a little Keats or Whitman with your morning coffee? World of Poetry has a Listening Room where you can hear your favorite poems read out loud! Check out this database today – simply go to our Digital Library, find it in the A-Z list, and log in with your library card.
We’re excited to announce the arrival of FastPencil, a great digital resource for do-it-yourself publishing! Log in to FastPencil today on our Digital Library site and start writing today. You can write, edit, and publish your own book or ebook. Check out our FastPencil InfoGuide and this video from our YouTube channel for more details.