“The Art of Seeing: teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom”: ARLIS VRC event, 5th June

May 14, 2014
Aditya Thaokar / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Aditya Thaokar / CC-BY-SA-3.0

In recent years museum educators, librarians, visual resources curators and University tutors have been developing workshops and talks aimed at helping their users develop the set of abilities often referred to as Visual Literacy. Visual literacy skills are immediately relevant to art and design students but there will be a chance at this event to hear also about sessions that were developed for wildly different groups such as student doctors and members of the New York police. Speakers from UK Universities will describe some of the interesting Visual literacy sessions they deliver to their students and we will learn about the variety of aims and objectives that led to these new kinds of teaching sessions. At lunchtime there will be an expert from JISC Digital Media to take questions about Image Copyright and at the end there will be an open forum giving everyone ample opportunity to question and discuss with speakers issues and ideas that have come up during the course of the day.

For full programme details and booking form go to the ARLIS Workshop & Events page


Getty Images makes over 35 million images free to use

March 13, 2014

Interesting overview from The British Journal of Photography on Getty’s new Embed feature, which allows bloggers to use watermark free images on social media sites and blogs. Getty acknowledge that their images have been widely used without permission and have launched Embed in response to this. The embedding tool includes full copyright information, a link to Getty’s licensing page and ensures the image cannot be re-sized – see example below. However this legal method for using Getty images non-commercially may be less than popular with professional photographers.


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


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.

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