Journals of the Month: Our new Animation Selections!

For October 2014 we’d like to showcase our three new selections for Interactive & Motion Arts, previously highlighted over the course of last year, but here again together:

3D World

3D World

Animation Magazine

Animation Magazine

ImagineFX

ImagineFX

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D World is focused on CG artists, covering animation, visual effects, games, illustration and architecture. Each month 3D World analyzes the latest trends, offers artistic and technical advice, product reviews, and behind-the-scenes articles on current projects in the industry.

Animation Magazine covers the animation industry, including all aspects of film and television animation, visual effects, and video games. Articles feature interactive design and software releases from a range of large and independent producers. Editorials cover all forms of animation and stop-motion as well as profiles of the artists behind the scenes.

ImagineFX is a trade magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists. Each issue features FXPose galleries from readers, the latest news, reviews, step-by-step workshops and interviews from professional artists.

Be sure to browse these three new journals on display now, along with all the other journals the library has to offer!

New library website!

New Website

One of the library’s summer projects was an expanded and redesigned website! Along with an updated look, new sections have been added including pages for Students, Faculty, the AV department, and Archives & Special Collections. We are still smoothing out kinks here and there, but your feedback is always appreciated. If you have any questions about the new website, please contact us! We hope it makes finding what you need a little easier.

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and productive Summer. We have a few changes in the Library to share with you:

  1. Please note that we will resume normal hours after Labor Day, starting Tuesday 09/02/2014:
  2. Monday-Thursday: 8am to 10pm

    Friday: 8am to 5pm

    Saturday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

  3. Starting this semester you will need to sign/date an AV checkout form each time you borrow laptops, projectors, or smartcarts. We will have these checkout forms at the circulation desk, so you can read, sign, and date while we get your equipment ready.
  4. Stylesight recently merged with Worth Global Style Network and is now called WGSN. Your login information has stayed the same, but their website has been redesigned to provide a customizable homepage, enhanced catwalk content, a suite of design tools, 63,000 prints and graphics, 75,000 usable CAD drawings.To access WGSN you must first register on campus. Follow the link, select “First Time Users” and create an account using your Moore email. If you already have your login information, simply click on “Login” at the top right. Please be aware that you must “reactivate” your account every 90 days from an on-campus computer, many of you will have to do this as you return from summer break. To do this, select “Returning Users” and enter your login credentials.
  5. WGSN Launch
    If you have any questions, ask for assistance at the circulation desk, 215-965-4054 or library@moore.edu!

Journal of the Month: SURFACE

Surface

The journal of the month for June and July is Surface, the American magazine of contemporary design.

Published ten times a year, the magazine provides a rich resource to discover groundbreaking projects, emerging talents, and innovative developments in the worlds of architecture, fashion, art, and design. More than a superficial survey of trends, Surface is the substance of style.

Issue 109, June/July 2014 includes:

  • Q&A with designer Yiqing Yin.
  • Ideas in Design — Studio visit with designer Marga Weimans.
  • Power 100 — Surface’s first annual list of influential figures in art, architecture, fashion, real estate, design, and more… including images and interviews.
  • Gallery — Portraits of leading women in New York’s architecture and design community, and their thoughts on the industry.

Be sure to visit Surface’s website and read about their Avant Guardian photography contest, deadline is July 24, 2014!

5 INTO 1: Philadelphia Sculptors’ 15th Annual Student Exhibition

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This Friday evening, June 6, come see the opening reception and presentation for 5 INTO 1: Philadelphia Sculptors’ 15th Annual Student Exhibition, at The Galleries at Moore. The show includes two Moore recent graduates, and is curated in part by a Moore alum!

Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating artists from the following schools include, Moore College of Art & Design: Lucy Heurich, Veronica Perez ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Eric Clark, Matthew Herzog; Tyler School of Art: Larkin Dugan, Theresa Sterner; University of Pennsylvania: Anthony Bowers, Theo Mullen; and The University of the Arts: Ryan Berardi, Ashley Carrega. This year’s exhibition is curated by former 5 Into 1 exhibiting artists Aimee Gilmore and Sarah Peoples.

For more information visit:
The Galleries at Moore
Philadelphia Sculptors

Congratulations!

Thank you everyone for a successful year, and Congratulations Seniors! We hope that you have a safe and productive break, and look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

If you are staying in Philadelphia stop by the library, we are open over the summer! As of Monday, May 19, 2014 we will begin summer hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 8am — 8pm
  • Friday 8am — 5pm
  • Saturday 8:30am — 4:30pm
Copyright Massimo Vitali, massimovitali.com

Copyright Massimo Vitali, massimovitali.com

Connelly Library …. Late Nights

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Join us this Thursday and Friday for extended hours at Connelly Library!

The library will be open

8 AM till 12:00 AM  May 8th and 9th.

Work on your papers or final projects.

Coffee and treats will be provided. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Journal of the Month: 3D World

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3D World is the last in our series highlighting recent additions to the Library’s journal collection. Similar to last month’s ImagineFX, 3D World is also published by Future PLC but with a focus on CG artists, covering animation, visual effects, games, illustration and architecture. Each month 3D World analyzes the latest trends, offers artistic and technical advice, product reviews, and behind-the-scenes articles on current projects in the industry.

Issue 181, May 2014 includes:

  • “The Pro Guide to… Better Portfolios” — Refine your art and animation as industry experts share their experiences, advice, and examples of standout portfolios
  • “Put Yourself in the Frame” — Editor Ian Dean speaks to art directors from film, animation and video games who reveal how to get noticed and land your dream job
  • Tutorials offered: Create Hair and Fur; Core Skills, Colour Theory; Lighting Materials with LightWave; Vehicle Modelling — and more!
  • “The real versus the reel” — Artist and writer Renee Dunlop take a look at the work of Douglas Trumbull and other pioneers’ research on the Persistence of Vision

Be sure to check out 3D World’s website for more news, how-to’s, and reviews!

Searching for Journals and Periodicals in the Library Catalog

With the end of the semester fast approaching, we’d like to take the opportunity to point out a few new (and old) tips when searching for journals and journal articles in our electronic resources.

List of Journals/Periodicals in the Library Catalog

You can now easily pull up a full list of every periodical the library currently subscribes to as well as those in our bound journals and storage sections. From our library homepage, choose Subject from the search drop-down menu and type periodicals in the search box.

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Do a subject search for periodicals to see a full list of the library’s journal holdings.

This will return a list containing the subject term corresponding to periodicals:

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Choose ‘periodicals’ to see the full list of journals and magazines.

Clicking on Periodicals will bring up a full, alphabetical list of all the journal titles in the library’s catalog:

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Close to three hundred periodical titles are in the library’s holdings

Checking a Journal/Periodical’s Availability Online

Interested to see if any of the library’s journals are indexed and/or are available in Full Text through our electronic periodical databases like EBSCO or JSTOR?

Just click on the journal title to bring up its full record page. If it is indexed in any of our databases there will be a Connect to link underneath the Title and Publication info.

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The detailed record page for a journal title in the library’s catalog.

Keep in mind that the detailed record page also shows what physical volumes the library has, as well as the most recent issue we’ve received (if we are currently subscribed).

Clicking on the Connect to link will open up the journal record page for that particular periodical database. (Note: if you’re accessing this page from off campus you may need to sign into the database. See the library’s Moodle page for off-campus login info)

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The journal record page in EBSCO’s periodical database.

The Bibliographic Records field indicates what date range this particular journal has been indexed in the database (i.e. information like article title, author, publication, etc. available and searchable).

The Full Text field will indicate what date range the database has the full text of the article available for you to read or download immediately. Please note, not every title has full text availability.

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On this page you can check the availability of the title in this database.

To begin searching for your topic within the journal, click on the blue Search within this publication link towards the top of the page, or you can also browse the individual issues by using the All issues menu on the right.

Have questions about searching for journals or journal articles? See our Library Instruction page for additional tutorials, or stop by the library. We can also be contacted via email or by phone: 215-965-4054.

Welcome Neejla to the Library!

Neejla Musitief Please join us in welcoming Neejla Musitief! Neejla began work as Graduate Research Assistant on March 31, 2014. She has a Master of Library Science from Drexel University and a BA in Biology, minor in Religion from Temple University.

Neejla has experience working in public and academic libraries, as well as online reference with the Internet Public Library. Before joining Connelly Library’s staff she worked with University of Pennsylvania and volunteered with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Branch.



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