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Dear Art and Design Libarian,
Every year around this time, I undertake an effort to inform people
about Design Research News and expand our subscriber base. Expanding
DRN is one way to serve the field of design research by providing
news, services, and information. We often publish material that will
interest colleagues in other areas of the arts. This includes
crossover projects linking art and design, as well as book reviews on
art history, intermedia, research and research methods, and web-based
This year, I am trying something new. Rather than send notices
myself, I am asking our subscribers to write a short letter to
students and colleagues suggesting that they subscribe.
You will find sample letter below.
In many schools of art and design, the librarians notify colleagues
and students on useful resources and information sources through web
site links and direct email. I would be deeply grateful if you would
copy it into your own email program and send it on to your colleagues
and students as a letter from you to them. If you feel like rewriting
it in your own words, that would be even better!
Do you find DRN useful and informative? If you do, please share it
with others who will benefit from our free monthly newsletter. I will
be deeply grateful for your help.
With best regards,
Book Review Editor
Design Research News
Letter to copy and send:
Design Research News is a free, monthly email newsletter with
information on design and design research. It is sponsored by the
Design Research Society as a professional and educational service.
Design Research News publishes information on projects, exhibitions,
conferences, funding sources, and current books for an international
audience in design research, practice, and education.
Over 7,300 subscribers around the world receive Design Research News
on the first of every month. Design Research News is NOT a discussion
list. Only the newsletter is sent.
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