Bloomsbury Fashion Central

The ultimate one stop shop for fashion for educators, students and professionals

The Solution

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: