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”.
Chelsea Power Station (c.1920).
Please note that photographs are all rights are reserved.
August 6, 2012
The Getty Institute has teamed up with international libraries and museums to provide free online access to art history publications in the public domain.
View or download complete digital versions of books and related literature for the study of art, architecture and material culture.
The resource has excellent search tools and the results include images e.g. Ruskin, John. Examples of the architecture of Venice, selected and drawn to measurement from the edifices
March 20, 2012
Great news for anyone wanting to use images for either teaching or publication from the National Gallery of Art in Washington; over 20,000 open access images are being made available for free and without the need to first contact the museum to seek permissions. Enjoy!
March 15, 2012
Looking for high quality cultural media on the web? Open Culture is a resource that brings together intelligent video and audio in one place. 450 free films – Godard, Tarkovsky, Tarantino etc. 290 cultural icons – Samuel Beckett, Noam Chomsky, Marshall McLuhan. 425 audio/video online courses to download -aesthetics, art history, philosophy, film etc.
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’.
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.”
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.
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).
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