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British Library releases 1 million images on Flickr

December 16, 2013

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The British Library has released 1 million images to Flickr Commons, that can be reused, remixed and repurposed by anybody.  Most of the images are taken from 17th, 18th and 19th Century books, which cover a wide range of different subjects. There’s more about this on the British Library’s blog, and the images themselves are […]

Snapshots from NYPL

August 23, 2013

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New York Public Libraries have installed some photo booths at two of their libraries.  Since installing them they’ve had more than 1,900 photographs taken, and all in a variety of different styles. What do you think of this – would  you use a photo booth in the Boots Library?  What sort of pose would you […]

Teaching Information Literacy to Art & Design Students

August 16, 2013

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In June ARLIS UK & Ireland ran a workshop looking at new and interesting ways of teaching information literacy skills to art and design students.  Unfortunately neither Ian nor Rachel were able to attend, but the presentations are available on Dropbox. There’s some really interesting research by Glasgow School of Art into how their confident […]

Getty Open Content – 4,600 images now freely available

August 13, 2013

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Approximately 4,600 images owned by Getty are now being made available for use for any purpose, and more are due to be added.  They’ve put a little more background about this decision on their blog, but the images themselves can be searched for via this link. Images include such things as:

A resource “Vintage Fashion Guild: The Ultimate Resource for Vintage Fashion”

July 31, 2013

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Originally posted on Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians:
I found this link in an entry in the May 2013 issue of Threads.  Didn’t every remember seeing it before but thoroughly enjoyed checking the site out.  Hopefully it can be of help to students and experts alike.  Membership is not required to use the general resources…

Website We Like: Graphwords

May 13, 2013

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Graphwords is a free online thesaurus which draws a concept map, showing how similar terms are linked together.  Type in a word and it generates a map of associated terms.  To view the meaning of a group of words move your cursor over the node and to explore a word and its related terms in […]

Lee Miller Archive

April 25, 2013

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A new website featuring the work of photographer Lee Miller has just been launched, featuring over 3,000 images covering surrealism, World War II, 20th Century fashion, and celebrity portraits.  Many of the images have not been seen before, and it’s hoped that more will be added to the collection.  The site can be accessed at […]

New Website: Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection

April 3, 2013

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The University for the Creative Arts has just launched a digital archive of work by British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.  Researchers and students have worked alongside Zandra Rhodes to prepare, photograph, and catalogue 500 dresses and garments selected from the designer’s private archive, including pieces worn by icons such as Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth […]

New RefWorks Community

January 11, 2013

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RefWorks has announced the launch of a new online RefWorks Community.  You don’t need to register or sign in to use it, anybody can access it freely and easily.  The site includes details of all the latest RefWorks developments, such as news about product enhancements, webinar and tradeshow schedules, RefWorks videos, and much more. To view, […]

Shared Content Online – Who Owns It?

December 20, 2012

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Many students will use some form of online service to share their work, such as Flickr, Youtube, and even Facebook.  In the light of Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) changing it’s terms of service which “suggested that the app, and its owner Facebook, would be allowed to sell people’s uploaded photos or related data to […]