“Doubles, duplicity and duplication” installation

July 12, 2013

Based on their research in fashion history, Professor Caroline Evans and Alistair O’Neill selected a series of slide images that reflected on the relationship of copy and original in fashion. March 2013, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

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All photographs by Karen Fletcher


Into Obscurity: exhibiting the slide collection

July 1, 2013

exhibition slide projection imagesA recent installation in the library gallery space at The CASS Faculty of Art Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, curated by ACADI member; Susan Skingle.

Slides and associated paraphernalia were displayed in the manner of (soon- to-be) rare artifacts. The exhibition drew attention to the physicality of the slides and the collection processes. More information and photographs on the exhibition webpage.


The Micrarium, or, a slide librarian’s dream

June 26, 2013

The Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL, is a gem of a collection but it is especially worth visiting if you are an ex-slide librarian who still hankers for the glow of a light box. Here you can stand in a back lit booth whose mirrored ceiling stretches and multiplies the 2000 plus glass slides. It must be pointed out these lantern and microscope slides actually contain tiny creatures rather than 35mm film, but that doesn’t detract from the totally immersive experience.

For more details and a nice little video about the Micrarium’s installation go to http://bit.ly/VFWEOn

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Next ACADI meeting

May 30, 2013

This will be at Bath Spa University on Tuesday, 25th June from 11.00am – 3.30pm. Topics for discussion will include the new CLA licence, social media and copyright, and displaying images of students work.

If you are involved in visual resources and education, why not join ACADI and come along? Our meetings are informal, informative and friendly.


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


ACADI members’ meeting December 2012

November 30, 2012

The Department of History of Art at University of Warwick has kindly agreed to host the next ACADI members’ meeting on Thursday 13th December .
Further details and the minutes of the last ACADI meeting can be found in the members area.


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.

join us to read more!


Seminar focusing on images

October 9, 2012

ISKO UK – the International Society for Knowledge Organization – are holding a seminar around the topic of images on Wednesday 28 November in London.

For more details, see here http://www.iskouk.org/events/Images_in_focus_Nov2012.htm


The Getty Research Portal

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