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Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

Over 300 Metropolitan Museum Publications now available on ATHENS

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 24, 2013

met museum of art

Over 300 MET Press titles are now available in full text online to College staff and students through your ATHENS account!

If you haven’t already opened an ATHENS account, call down to the library with your valid ID Card and ask one of your friendly librarians at the desk to help you sign up. Your ATHENS account also gives you access to 20 other online databases including ones covering newspapers, journal articles and e-book texts for your course.


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Student Reading Group – Recruiting Now!

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 17, 2010


Students can already share their opinions and favourite/most hated reads in the Blog Off and Read! group on Moodle.


Would you like to meet up with other like-minded students on a regular basis to chat about the ‘read of the week’ and share ideas face to face?

Is that a YES!?!

Well then, you’ll need to contact our Senior Information officer Pat Hebron and she’ll do the rest.

Send an email to with your –


ID Number


Preferred Contact Email

Times of the week that would suit you best

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Skills Cymru – 16th-18th September

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 10, 2010


Skillscymru, which takes place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, will mark the start of a year-long programme of events and activities taking place across the UK in the run up to WorldSkills London 2011. It is being hosted by the Welsh Assembly Government, which is also a Partner of WorldSkills London 2011, as part of its commitment to raise skills levels throughout Wales. Simon Bartley, chief executive of UK Skills, talks in more detail about the event here. SkillsCymru will also have a huge selection of interactive learning experiences for visitors and a fantastic group of inspirational speakers.

The World Skills competition itself takes place on the 5th-8th October 2011 in London.  Their interactive website is already live. Click on the scrolling skills list to access videos and links to career information. You can choose your national flag and get up dates on that country’s competitors. Check in with the site regularly to watch the ‘Focus On’ series of videos about specific career choices.

Students from Coleg Llandrillo have a fantastic reputation for achieving awards at the UK Skills and World Skills events. Talk to your tutor about how to get involved.



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Wartime Cosmetic Archive – Vads

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 22, 2009


The archives of Gala, Miner’s and Crystal, three cosmetics companies operating during and after the Second World War have been digitised and made freely accessible through the VADS website.


The archives are a valuable resource for the study of the history of cosmetics, advertising photography, fashion promotion and women in the Second World War.


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Open University Blogs

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 12, 2008

The Open University’s blog portal is a wealth of information and news on a huge range of subjects. Posts are topical, current and written by OU lecturing/teaching staff.

There are also links back to BBC OU programmes (some are even hosted on the BBC iPlayer if you missed them), with upcoming show lists and some free learning resources available.

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New Stock – Art and Design Directories

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 31, 2008

**NEW FOR 2008**

***JUST IN***

The Art & Design Directory 2008– CareerScope Guides –

Provides help in finding the right FE/HE/Postgraduate courses throughout the UK with details of entry requirements, fees, content, application procedures and course contact details.

Find in the library at Reference shelf 378. 

Second Steps:One stop resource for setting up a business in the applied arts -Morenment,C

This pocket size guide includes sections of self promotion, marketing, copyright, selling via galleries and the Internet, manufacturing and grant awards. Contact details of useful organisations and trusts are also provided.

Find it in the library at shelf number 700MOO.

The Marcan Handbook of Arts Organisations – Millenium Ed – UK & Ireland

Extensive listings of regional, national and international arts and cultural organisations. Directory headings include architecture, visual arts, design, crafts, theatre, classical music, film and literature. There is also a small section for ‘Late Entries’.  

ind this in the library at shelf number 700MAR.

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Hairdressing Training Online – FREE for Llandrillo Students

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 28, 2008


  • Step by step guides for ladies and mens cuts
  • Text and picture instructions
  • Powerpoint presentation tutorials
  • Test Questions for each topic
  • PDF notes to download                                         

  • Equipment glossary, including cutting tools and styling products  
  • Lessons on hair analysis, perming and dressing long hair

Have you applied for your ATHENS account yet?

This gives you free access to all the on-line library resources on the college network and at home  – ask in the library for details or download a form in Moodle.

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The Victorians – Online Resources

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 23, 2008                                                                   

The Victorian Web – brilliant links to everything Victorian- religion, politics, philosophy, thechnology and much  more

BBC Victorians Website – a site for younger students or ILS with a good introduction to the Victorian era. You can also try Show.Me.Victorians for other fun interactive games and displays or Channel 4’s Victorian Children section.

Virtual Victorians – follow the day in the life of a victorian family, play victorian games like the magic lantern or decoupage and view images of everyday objects from the time.

VOS Humanities Research – a more academic site to help with Victorian studies including literature and medicine topics.

The Best of History Website – Award winning history portal, giving access to over 1000 history websites from pre-history to more modern eras, including oral history, games and animations for k-12.

What the Victorians did for us – BBC Archive site – more Victoriana than you can shake a at. From Queen Victoria to muck and brass.

Learn more about this era at shelf 942.08

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Subject Finder – FE Online Resources

Posted by LibeRaCe on December 21, 2007 

Subject Finder (developed by Lambeth College) provides access to high-quality web resources for academics, teachers, lectures and students categorised by subject areas across many FE disciplines. It is designed to search only educational websites, without users being overwhelmed with a huge number of search results.

Find Online Resources for:

Construction             Carpentry            Engineering             Electronics         Sports  

Travel & Tourism          Accounting            Beauty Therapy        Social Care

     Sign Language            Sociology           Arts & Crafts          Charities        Performing

 and many more………

Previous posts on these subjects can be found by clicking the links on the left of the LibeRaCe home page.

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