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


ACADI discussion topics autumn 2012

November 29, 2012

What have we been talking about on the ACADI list recently?

ARTstor ACADI members offered positive reviews and comments on image database  in regard to image size and quality. The image citation tool was also commended.

Slide Libraries – dump, weed or preserve? An ACADI member started a lively discussion on the list by proposing her idea ” to preserve a specimen (Art & Design) Slide Library in its physical form – pre the sort of weeding going on in UK collections, as slide libraries are seen as redundant and space hungry”

The National Portrait Gallery now provides free downloads of a large range of images from its Collection for academic and non-commercial projects. The news was very welcome.

The VRA annual travel award was publicised and an attendee gave the last conference a big thumbs up.

Thesaurus- building software recommendations.

The Hooper Report on the need for the creative industries need to play a key role in leading and funding the Copyright Hub.

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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.”


ACADI news December 2010

December 15, 2010

Responses to the DACS draft licence from ACADI members will be forwarded to a representative of UUK for consideration at the next stage of the discussions.

ACADI aim to be represented at a proposed Copyseek seminar to discuss the UUK/CLA licence negotiations. The CLA’s provision for scanning images is of vital importance to institutions represented by ACADI members.

Members offered their opinions on the merits of various image resources for textile design students, particularly in relation to trend-forecasting. There were recommendations for Stylesight and WGSN subscription databases, Trend Union books and forecasting magazines e.g. Bloom, Textile View.

Another question “ Is there an equivalent to AXIS in the Fashion and Textile Design world where you can look up designers and design studios and read about and/or see examples of their work?” is still to be answered.

Library Thing is a  the book-community and personal cataloguing website. It provides a feature to members where links to images of some book jackets may be utilised on their own websites. This is a useful tool but it would be wise to consider the implications in relation to UK copyright legislation

Copyright legislation was also considered in relation to illustrations for feature film DVD cases and promotional film posters.

Marie-Therese Gramstadt recently asked members to participate in a survey about the current state of slide libraries in educational institutions. The survey results form part of her extended research project, recently presented to CHArt. http://www.chart.ac.uk/chart2010/abstracts/gramstadt.html Read more about Marie-Therese’s research on her blog: http://teachingwithimages.wordpress.com/
and in the Ariadne article  Locating Image Presentation Technology within Pedagogic Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/gramstadt/

ACADI member Jamie Carstairs conducted a survey of ACADIans in 2009, on behalf of the University of Bristol’s History of Art department. His goal was to discover how similar departments have approached the transition to digitised images and/or online sources. The report contains some useful arguments for retaining slide collections. It includes examples of the varied approaches to digitisation projects across the country.

Glossary

AXIS  (online resource for UK contemporary art)
CHArt  Computers and the History of Art
CLA  The Copyright Licensing Agency (licences for educational use of published information)
DACS  Design and Artists Copyright Society (a visual arts rights management organisation)
UUK  Universities UK (the representative organisation for the UK’s universities).

 


ACADI list discussions Summer 2010

September 21, 2010

ACADI Summer Meeting

An enjoyable and useful meeting of ACADI members was held at the University of Nottingham. Many thanks to Matt for his hospitality. The minutes can be be found in the members’ area.

An updated list of image database subscriptions and image management systems used at ACADI members’ institutions will be added to the members’ area.

There was a report on the most recent developments towards a digital image licensing scheme for educational use. Feedback from ACADI members will be passed back to the working party.

Slide archiving and slide collection disposal policies were discussed. Is there a way of recycling slides? Can they be offered to academics without contravening licence agreements?

Discussions about new image software and resources

Free open source image or digital asset management systems

A new subscription image database

A social bookmarking service for images


Recent ACADI discussion topics

March 17, 2010

Here are some of the subjects discussed on the ACADI email list. Please join us to find out more!

DACS digital image licence In a very welcome development, DACS has responded to a petition from ACADI and ARLIS  members with a draft licence. Comments and questions from members will be collated and presented to DACS by a representative steering group in the near future.

Credo Reference subscription online database has signed an agreement to include high-resolution National Gallery images and information in the Credo General Reference Collection.

ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Image Resources Interest Group This new organisation has been formed in the US to investigate “issues around interdisciplinary image support in academic libraries”. http://connect.ala.org/node/78932

Safeguarding Analogue or physical copies of resources. Two reports were mentioned which discussed options for journals (The UK Research Reserve) and books ( Artlibraries.net)


Recent ACADI discussion topics

November 3, 2009

E6 processing Labs that process colour slide (transparency) film are becoming harder to find. ACADI members recommend labs offering  good service and value for money.

Image databases for art and design Opinions from ACADI members about how subscription image banks such as ArtSTOR, Bridgeman Education and Education Image Gallery compare in terms of cost, coverage and image quality. A list of current image database subscriptions from ACADI members’ institutions was distributed to the list.

Image management software A table has been compiled listsing the systems used by ACADI members to manage their image collections. Both database and user delivery applications are detailed, together with the metadata standards used in the projects.

Art and Design students’ questions about copyright. Various points of view were offered about how legislation and licences could apply to the incorporation of newspaper cuttings and other copyrighted material in collaged artworks.

Courtauld Image Collections Public access the image archives will be  reduced as cost-cutting measure. The Witt Library, Conway Library and Photographic Survey will restrict opening  to one day a week from September. There are concerns that the archives will not be able to sustain systematic image collection .


June & July 2009 ACADI discussion topics. Join us to find out more!

July 8, 2009

The future role of Visual Resources Curators. Provision of  ‘image finder’ services. Image related user education. Digital image management system development. Evaluation of image database subscriptions. Digital image sourcing.

ACADI petition to DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) for a digital image licensing scheme for educational use. Our response to DACS reply of 1st June 2009 .

Slide Collections The DACS Slide Licence. Strategies for collection management and disposal of slides. Archiving for future scanning.

Using images with the CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) Higher Education Scanning licence.

ArtStor and Jstor subscriptions.