ACADI members’ meeting notes December 2012

December 19, 2012

Many thanks to Maureen for a stimulating and useful meeting at The Department of History of Art at the University of Warwick. It was good to see everyone and the hospitality was memorable!

We talked about…

ACADI Reports on developments: image resources, use of social media, changing visual resources roles, ACADI membership and the ACADI blog

Copyright  The imminent implementation of the Hargreaves Review.  CLA Licence news. The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13 (ERRA)

Proposal for a specimen slide library   Archival advantages of analogue collections over digital. The history of art history teaching.  Current  interest from researchers and artists in slide libraries, codes and collecting.

Preservation of photographs and related material A possible archive collection of  slide-supplier catalogues and related material.

Image resources and presentation tools Brief reports from members on the status of their collections, image management tools and other news.

We were given an  online demonstration of Warwick University’s  image bank which operates with the CONTENTdm image management system.

The minutes will be posted in the members’ area in due course


JISC Legal paper: Pinterest, image sharing websites and education

December 6, 2012

Pinterest and other image sharing websites have become popular recently as a useful tool in teaching and learning.

JISC Legal has recently published an online paper offering copyright guidance to academics and students using Pinterest and similar services.

The key advice is that re-pinning images from other websites involves copying and should be approached with care.

Read more


New CLA online search tool

June 26, 2012

The CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) have developed an online tool, available from the CLA website.  The resource allows licensees to establish whether or not they can legally scan from a publication under their institution’s CLA licence


UK Copyright Law: IPO consultation

January 20, 2012

ACADI members are asked to pool their thoughts in response to the government’s current  consultation document on changes to copyright law. The consultation with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) follows on from the recommendations in the Hargreaves report.

This is an opportunity for ACADI members to ask for an exception to allow the use of images in education.

The consultation is also looking at the costs associated with existing educational licence schemes and particularly welcomes data that helps to assess the costs and benefits of these proposals.

Katie and Matt will co-ordinate members’ responses. Please send your comments via the list as soon as possible, the closing date for responses is 21st March 2012.


Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) news

December 6, 2011

At a CLA Higher Education (HE) Practitioner Focus Group meeting on Monday 5 December, representatives from HE institutions urged the CLA to extend the HE licence to cover the use of images included within the CLA repertoire.

They were clear that for images, this would need to be a blanket licence without reporting requirements, so that academics could source for themselves the images they needed from books and journals. CLA representatives said they would think about this request to have images covered further by the HE Licence.


Changing Light: a plethora of digital tools as slides gasp their last?

October 28, 2011

As requested, I am sharing details about the paper ‘Changing Light: a plethora of digital tools as slides gasp their last?’ that is now available online, which may be of interest to ACADI members.

Last Autumn, Marie-Therese Gramstadt undertook a ‘Slide Stats’ survey using the ARLIS-LINK and ACADI JISCMail lists, further information about the survey is available here: The death of slides? ACADI members were extremely generous with their time and contribution, and some of their responses have been incorporated into the ‘Changing Light’ paper.

Links


Creative Ownership in a Post-Scarcity World

October 12, 2011

Monday 31 October, at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ

The Guardian’s Tech Weekly will host a debate about ownership, copyright and intellectual property.Panelists will join Ed Vaizey MP (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries) to discuss the Hargreaves Report and the Digital Economies Act.

Read more…


ACADI meeting summary July 2011

August 1, 2011

ACADI members met at the University of Oxford, Department of Art History.
Topics discussed included:

  • The issues associated with moving or disposing of institutional slide collections.
  • Image quality in subscription image database resources.
  • An update on the Copyright Licensing Agency Licence and the campaign for a digital image licence.
  • The wording of a proposed letter to the Times Higher Educational Supplement was discussed. It will highlight the difficulties of using images under the current copyright legislation.
  • The changing role of the Visual Resources Librarian. Members shared a long list of new tasks included in their remits.
  • A slide catalogue archive was proposed. A list of members’ holdings will be published on the blog.
  • Adoption of electronic visual resources; international comparative study.Vicky Brown and Catherine Worrall are researching the take up of electronic visual resources in the UK & Ireland vs. the USA. ACADI members were encouraged to fill out the survey emailed to the list on 6th July 2011.

Many thanks to Vicky Brown and Christine Robertson for hosting the useful and enjoyable day.

The complete minutes may be downloaded from the members’ page. Join us to read the details!


ACADI News, Spring 2011

May 13, 2011

Recent discussion topics on the ACADI email list – join us read more and to have your say.

A Digital Image Licence. Thanks to ACADI members Vicky Brown, Matt Davies, Jenny Godfrey,and Katie Hambrook for their hard work on the Wish-List for a Higher Education Digital Image licence and to other members for their input. The ACADI draft licence has been circulated to various bodies and individuals for advice and comment. It will be presented to licensing bodies at a later stage.

IPR review. In November 2010 David Cameron announced an independent review of how the Intellectual Property framework supports growth and innovation. Katie Hambrook collated and composed an ACADI submission to the review to ensure that the educational viewpoint was represented.

Copyright legislation terminology.  There was an interesting debate about the fair dealing’ exemption terms ‘private study’ and ‘for the purposes of examination’.

Image Resources

Moving image resources listing for art and design. A new section has been added to this Blog under the Image Sources section.

Diptity free online image presentation software uses a time-line format. Images and links may be added and video clips uploaded

Yale University has announced that images that are in the public domain from its museum and library collections will be made freely accessible online. The Yale Bulletin states “no license will be required for the transmission of the images and no limitations will be imposed on their use.”


The “new” wishlist aka ‘Proposal for a digital image database licence’

April 5, 2011

This is a re-work of the wishlist (see Jenny’s earlier post) – a much scaled-down version that we nonetheless hope represents ACADI’s needs for a digital image licence, whilst being a more realistic target for the licensing bodies.

It was put together by Katie Hambrook, Jenny Godfrey, Matt Davies and Vicky Brown on behalf of ACADI in March 2011.

Proposal for a digital image database licence

We welcome any thoughts or comments.