Archive for the 'e-resources' Category


By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 30 May 2013


Flexipop issue 1

Seminal early ’80s music magazine Flexipop! can be found online at the Music Mags 1970s-1980s blog. The magazine, which was launched in 1980 and lasted two years, featured a free free flexi disc with each issue. Each issue is digitised in full, including all adverts and editorial material, and is an excellent example of ’80s graphic design and pop culture. The blog also features a Flexipop discography.

ZineWiki: the independent media wikipedia

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 8 October 2012

ZineWiki is an open-source encyclopedia devoted to zines and independent media. It covers the history, production, distribution and culture of the small press.

The Zine & E-Zine Resource Guide

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 8 October 2012

Sniffin GlueThe Zine and E-Zine Resource Guide is a collection of essays focusing on the history of zines and the underground press scene. Essays include Stephen Perkins’ ‘Approaching the ’80s zine scene: a background survey and selected annotated bibliography’, with chapters on punk zines, mail art, and artists’ magazines.

Artists’ books

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 15 December 2010

artists-books.jpgA selection of 20 1960s and 70s artists’ books have been digitised and made available here. The selection includes examples by some of the most important artists associated with the boom in artists’ books publishing at this time, such as Lawrence Weiner, Sol LeWitt, John Baldessari, and Marcel Broodthaers.

The Modernist Journals Project

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 26 May 2010

BlastThe Modernist Journals Project is a joint digitisation project of Brown University and the University of Tulsa which aims to be a major resource for the study of modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The aim of the project is to produce digital editions of culturally significant magazines from the early 20th century and make them freely available via the website. Journals include Blast, Wyndham Lewis’ ‘quintessential modernist little magazine’, and its successor, The Tyro; Robert Graves’ The Owl; and influential literary magazine, The English Review.

Directory of world cinema: American independent

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 30 April 2010

Directory of World CinemaThe American Independent volume of the Directory of World Cinema is available to download for free for a limited time from http://www.worldcinemadirectory.org.

LACMA Reading Room

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 5 February 2010

Six painters and the object © Los Angeles County Musuem of ArtThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art has recently announced the launch of its Reading Room, an online space devoted to the presentation of the museum’s publications. In an effort to make books available that are otherwise difficult to access, the initial group focuses on out-of-print offerings and features ten digitised catalogues highlighting the development of the Los Angeles art scene during the 1960s and 70s including Six painters and the object by Lawrence Alloway, Art in Los Angeles: seventeen artists in the sixties by Maurice Tuchman, and exhibition catalogues on Edward Kienholz and Robert Irwin.

BFI Screenonline: what’s new July 2009

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 29 July 2009

BFI ScreenonlineBFI Screenonline this month takes a look at British gangsters, from Richard Attenborough’s memorable Pinkie in 1947’s Brighton Rock to equally vivid portrayals from the likes of Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, James Fox, Bob Hoskins, Richard Burton and Ben Kingsley. Meanwhile, focus is also on the centenaries of André Morell, the definitive Professor Quatermass, and Tommy Trinder, music hall star, comic actor and TV entertainer.

Highlights of this month’s updates can be found on the BFI Screenonline home page.

See all 33 new additions and updates on the What’s New page.

Pidgeon Digital

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 28 July 2009

Pidgeon DigitalThe Library has a trial for Pidgeon Digital until the end of September.  Pidgeon Digital is a collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. The collection was founded in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon (long-time editor of the magazine Architectural Design).

The trial is only available onsite or if logged into WTS remotely.

Primal Pictures interactive human anatomy database

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 27 April 2009

Primal PicturesUCL has a trial of the Primal Pictures interactive human anatomy database until 15 May 2009.

Primal Pictures features more than 6,500 three-dimensional anatomy models that focus on individual organs, regions of the body and anatomical systems.  The models are derived from medical scan data and adapted by graphic specialists.  Animations illustrate accurate anatomical function, biomechanics and movement, as well as treatments and surgical procedures.

Please send your feedback on this trial to ejournals@ucl.ac.uk, or post a comment on the Electronic Resources blog

  • Access the Primal Pictures trial (scroll down and select Primal Pictures Anatomy Premier Library Package)
  • Trial ends: 15 June 2009