Off the Cuff: How Fashion Bloggers Find and Use Information - Kimberly Detterbeck, Art Librarian, Purchase College, SUNY / Marie Sciangula, Assistant Director, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center, Purchase College, SUNY / Nicole LaMoreaux, Evening Librarian, LIM College and Reference Assistant, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Advanced Style - Ari Seth Cohen, Creator, Advanced Style Blog
Project Archive: The Preservation of Fashion Blogs with Archive-It - Lisa Ryan, Reference and Instruction Librarian, LIM College
Moderator: Suz Massen, Chief of Public Services, Frick Art Reference Library
This session will provide an inside look into fashion blogs, from research and creation to preservation. Kimberly Detterbeck, Marie Sciangula, and Nicole LaMoreaux have recently completed research regarding the information seeking behaviors and research methods of fashion bloggers. This segment of the presentation will offer an enlightening exploration of how bloggers function as researchers and knowledge creators, a population not yet explored in librarianship. Ari Seth Cohen is the creator of Advanced Style, a blog devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set". Seth-Cohen will discuss the sources of his inspiration which led to the documentation and creation of a blog, a book, and a film about fashionable older women. Finally, Lisa Ryan will discuss LIM College's use of Archive-It to preserve both the college’s website and a collection of fashion blogs. She will examine the challenges and opportunities presented by preserving a medium (the web) and subject matter (fashion) that are both inherently ephemeral.