About the Conference -2012



Read about some of the participants at the 2012 Fashion: Now & Then symposium to be held on Friday, October 19th and Saturday October 20th at LIM College.  
Fashion: Now & Then at LIM College, New York, NY
Friday, October 19 to Saturday, October 20, 2012 
The conference consists of lectures and panel discussions. Participants are drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The 2012 Fashion: Now & Then symposium will include several themes about fashion and information including, but not limited to, discussion of the current models for dissemination of fashion information and the collection and preservation of fashion and related contextual information (a continuation of the 2011 Fashion: Now & Then theme).

Additional areas of interest related to the subject of fashion and information include archives, blogs, books, collectors, collection development, designer archives, digital archives, digitization projects, rare books, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, magazines, libraries, mapping & data visualization, merchandising, marketing, material culture, museums, new media, oral history, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, social media, retail, special collections, textiles, and trend reporting.
The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.  Read about the conference on the LIM College website.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu


2012 Call for Presentations



Call for Presentations
Proposal Due Date: May 15, 2012
FASHION: Now & Then
LIM College, New York, NY
Friday, October 19th 2012 to Saturday, October 20th 2012
LIM College invites participation in the second annual symposium Fashion: Now & Then, a two day symposium at LIM College in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information.  The symposium consists of lectures and panel discussions, and participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The 2012 Fashion: Now & Then symposium will include several themes about fashion and information including, but not limited to, discussion of the current models for dissemination of fashion information and the collection and preservation of fashion and related contextual information (a continuation of the 2011 Fashion: Now & Then theme).  Additional areas of interest related to the subject of fashion and information include archives, blogs, books, collectors, collection development, designer archives, digital archives, digitization projects, rare books, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, magazines, libraries, mapping & data visualization, merchandising, marketing, material culture, museums, new media, oral history, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, social media, retail, special collections, textiles, and trend reporting.  
The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
Presentation Proposals and Notification
Proposals for presentations should include: the title, name, affiliation, and email address of the author and an abstract of the 15 minute paper/presentation (<500 words). E-mail the proposal to proposals@limcollege.edu . Please submit the text of the proposal in the body of the e-mail and as a PDF or Word attachment.  The proposal due date is May 15, 2012.
Notification of proposal acceptance will occur prior to July 1, 2012.  Proceedings of the symposium will be published.
About LIM College
LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. Housed in four buildings in midtown Manhattan, the College’s unique curriculum combines in-class instruction with required fashion industry internships. LIM College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational  Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, and Professional Certificates. Founded in 1939, LIM College has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for more than seven decades.
About the LIM College Library and Archives
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College's major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives consist of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books.  The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organize, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.
If you have any questions please contact Lisa Ryan, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM Collegelisa.ryan@limcollege.edu
Fashion: Now & Then at LIM College www.limcollege.edu/fashionnowandthen
Fashion: Now & Then Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/

2011 Symposium

Registration is open for the symposium: Fashion: Now & Then at LIM College.

Fashion: Now & Then is a one day symposium at 
LIM College on April 9, 2011 in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information. Since fashion research draws upon many sources, we want to focus on the challenges regarding the collection and preservation of fashion and related contextual information and explore current information preservation models.

The symposium will consist of a keynote lecture presented by Ron Knoth on Lester Gabaand two panel discussions. The panel discussions will focus on fashion information and the challenges and opportunities for its use and preservation. The detailed schedule is availablehere. The panels are:

The Fashion Photograph

Preserving the Past & Present: Models for the Collection, Preservation, Use and Sharing of Information 

Bios for the panelists and moderators are available here.  They include: 

Andrew Beccone, Founder & Director of Reanimation Library

Carrie Bickner, Principal of the Bickner Group

Ari Seth Cohen, Creator of Advanced Style

Deirdre Donohue, Librarian at the International Center of Photography

Amanda Hallay, Clinical Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising at LIM College

Rachel King, Librarian at LIM College

Molly Monosky, Archivist at the Fairchild Archive

Virginia Millington, Manager, Recording & Archive at StoryCorps

Keynote speaker Ron Knoth is the creator of the fashion websitewww.thebespokenfor.net, a blog that, in his words, "focuses on the affirmative, the positive," and celebrates "fashion and what it means to be a gentleman." He has extensively researched the life of 1940s celebrity Lester Gaba.

He became fascinated by Gaba years ago while working in the retail, merchandising, and mannequin industries. "Gaba always had a strange reputation, insomuch as he supposedly fell in love with his ultimate creation, a mannequin named Cynthia, but there never was a central source for information¬-no biography or autobiography." Although little-known now, Gaba was an important figure in the New York fashion world; Ron will illuminate his life (and rescue him from decades of neglect) in his keynote speech.

Ron, a former actor, poet, arts administrator, designer, creative director, and advocate for people with AIDS, is currently a professor of Visual Merchandising at LIM College.
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Detailed schedule is available here
Place: LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues
Cost: $35 (includes lunch, keynote presentation, and two panel presentations.) Net proceeds will benefit the 
LIM Fashion Education Foundation.
Registration: 
www.eventville.com/limlibrary

Event Bloghttp://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/
LIM College Websitehttp://www.limcollege.edu/9698.aspx

Please contact Lisa Ryan, Archivist at LIM College with additional questions.

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