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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 […]

Newspaper with no photographs?

November 15, 2013

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What would a newspaper look like with no photos?  French newspaper Libération  has done just this to make the point of showing how important and powerful photographs are.   “A visual shock. For the first time in its history, Libération is published without photographs. In their place: a series of empty frames that create a form of silence; […]

New Online Services for a New Academic Year

September 15, 2013

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In addition to all the building work in the Boots Library, we’ve also been busy behind the scenes organising the research resources that we have available for staff and students to use.  As part of this we’ve some new items that you can access online. a-n: The Artists Information Company provides news, analysis, features and up-to-date […]

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:

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 […]

Vogue Archive Webinar – 30 January

January 25, 2013

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Hi ProQuest, the database company who provide our access to the Vogue Archive, is running a webinar about it on Wednesday 30th January, at 2pm (GMT).  The event is free, but you will need to register online to be able to view and interact with the presenter. According to ProQuest: The Vogue Archive contains the […]

Website We Like: Art of the Title

November 27, 2012

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Art of the Title describes itself as “the leading online resource of title sequence design, spanning the film, television, conference, and videogame industries.” It’s searchable by either title sequence, or by designer or studio, and there are a lot of very well known productions from classics of TV and cinema, such as North by North […]