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December 2, 2008

ACADI promotes the status of visual resources curators and aims to highlight the importance of image collections within education
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Unpacking UCL’s Magic Lantern Slide Collections

July 23, 2014

Nice article on UCL’s blog from Margaux Bricteux, UCL student intern at the Grant Museum. She has been delving into dusty wooden boxes to clean, sort and audit thousands of lantern slides. Margaux also includes a link to a rather wonderful 1947 film on how to make handmade lantern slides, courtesy Indiana University.


Ceratosaurus skull from the D.M.S Watson collection


Craters on the lunar surface

Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images

May 20, 2014

Great news from the Met who are sharing hi-res images of their public domain works, including for use in academic publications. Read all about the Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) initiative here:

“The Art of Seeing: teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom”: ARLIS VRC event, 5th June

May 14, 2014
Aditya Thaokar / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Aditya Thaokar / CC-BY-SA-3.0

In recent years museum educators, librarians, visual resources curators and University tutors have been developing workshops and talks aimed at helping their users develop the set of abilities often referred to as Visual Literacy. Visual literacy skills are immediately relevant to art and design students but there will be a chance at this event to hear also about sessions that were developed for wildly different groups such as student doctors and members of the New York police. Speakers from UK Universities will describe some of the interesting Visual literacy sessions they deliver to their students and we will learn about the variety of aims and objectives that led to these new kinds of teaching sessions. At lunchtime there will be an expert from JISC Digital Media to take questions about Image Copyright and at the end there will be an open forum giving everyone ample opportunity to question and discuss with speakers issues and ideas that have come up during the course of the day.

For full programme details and booking form go to the ARLIS Workshop & Events page

British Pathé makes content available for free

April 22, 2014

Ad for newsreel service Pathé News with the British airship R34, page 980 of the August 2, 1919 Motion Picture News.


British Pathé have recently announced that they have released all of their footage for free in YouTube:

Getty Images makes over 35 million images free to use

March 13, 2014

Interesting overview from The British Journal of Photography on Getty’s new Embed feature, which allows bloggers to use watermark free images on social media sites and blogs. Getty acknowledge that their images have been widely used without permission and have launched Embed in response to this. The embedding tool includes full copyright information, a link to Getty’s licensing page and ensures the image cannot be re-sized – see example below. However this legal method for using Getty images non-commercially may be less than popular with professional photographers.

Wellcome Images release over 100,000 images

February 27, 2014

Thousands of high res images from the Wellcome Library’s historical holdings have been made available under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence.

To view the collection go to Wellcome Images, and visit the Wellcome Library blog for more details about the release.

Ambroise Pare: Artificial Hand

London and Middlesex Archaeological Society images

October 27, 2013

Wonderful photographic record of early 20thC. London, from the glass slide collection of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) housed at the Bishopsgate Institute.

The online Flickr collection is a selection of over 150 images from c.3,000 and “features images of most of London’s landmarks, churches, open spaces, statues and buildings, alongside social and cultural scenes and portraits of the famous from the turn of the century to the interwar period”.

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Chelsea Power Station (c.1920).

Please note that photographs are all rights are reserved.



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