Bloomsbury Fashion Central is the ultimate one-stop shop for research in fashion and dress, providing a digital hub of peer-reviewed content to deliver a rich educational resource for educators, students and professionals.
The system is built on the Propagator publishing platform, combining subscription, purchase and e-book rental business models to drive additional revenue for Bloomsbury.
The databases featured within the system include:
Berg Fashion Library – an award-winning library providing integrated e-books, directories, archives, reference works, teaching resources and over 13,000 images for fashion studies.
The Fashion Photography Archive – a unique resource of coverage, images, videos, metadata and articles, featuring over 600,000 runway, backstage and street style images.
Fairchild Books – an essential resource of over 140 fashion textbooks for instant e-rental or purchase, covering the entire range of fashion education across a full spectrum of topics.
Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases – provides students with the opportunity to develop business skills through cases from across the fashion industry.
All offer enhanced content discoverability through a unified taxonomy, powerful search capabilities and related content functionality.
The system offers extensive benefits and high-level features to users, including, but not limited to, the following: