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 March 2012

February 14, 2012

The next ACADI meeting will be held at Kingston University on Thursday 15th March 2012.

If you are involved in visual resources and education, why not join ACADI and come along?  The meetings are informal and friendly. The agenda covers issues such as the perennial image copyright,  subscription image databases and image management systems.


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.

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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 meeting summary January 2011

February 9, 2011

Acadi members spent a useful and interesting day at the meeting hosted by the University of Birmingham. There was a full agenda but there was time to visit the fascinating Barber Institute Gallery at lunchtime. Many thanks to Maria and Aileen for their hospitality.

Slide disposal or relocation The original DACS licence will be checked for conditions relating to this subject. If clarification can be found it will be posted on this blog for reference.

UUK/CLA licence
Negotiations have begun for a new licence (August 2011) with surveys circulated by both organisations. Using the existing licence for images is unworkable – a radical change is needed. It was suggested that individual institutions, or ACADI as a group should make representations directly to the newly appointed CLA HE executive.

DACS digital image licence
Reports from members on the ongoing ACADI campaign for a digital image licence for educational use. UUK (Universities UK) and the LISCOPYSEEK list have been lobbied. The ACADI wishlist for a digital image licence will be posted on the blog.

Image quality in subscription image databases for art and design
Some low-resolution images have resulted in negative feedback from academics. This becomes apparent when the images are projected. It was decided to raise the problem again with the suppliers; providing examples of “good” and “bad” images.

The future of slide collections
It was agreed that we are now at a “crunch point” Discussion covered planning ahead, weeding strategies, the archival value of slide collections and their record of the “history of the history of art”

The changing role of the librarian in visual resources
New responsibilities include  subscription database assessment, image management software implementation and involvement with research repositories and student archives. Teaching/instructional duties are now common; inductions, seminars, workshops, online tutorials, webpage creation and research theory.

Grant awarded
ACADI members Vicky Brown and Catherine Worrall have been successful in their bid for the ARLIS ProQuest Research Award. Their research will investigate the take-up of electronic resources in education, with a comparison between UK and USA. They will contact individual members of the VRA (Visual Resources Association) and ACADI for their views.

Moving images & sound websites Jenny Godfrey’s list of recommended websites will form the basis of a new information page on this blog.


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