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.

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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


Creative Ownership in a Post-Scarcity World

October 12, 2011

Monday 31 October, at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ

The Guardian’s Tech Weekly will host a debate about ownership, copyright and intellectual property.Panelists will join Ed Vaizey MP (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries) to discuss the Hargreaves Report and the Digital Economies Act.

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ACADI Members’ Meeting July 2011

June 21, 2011

ACADI members will be meeting on July 12 2011 at the University of Oxford.

If you are already an ACADI member and would like to come along, please contact victoria.brown@hoa.ox.ac.uk

If you are not yet an ACADI member, please contact n.paine@bathspa.ac.uk



New look ACADI blog

June 25, 2010

The ACADI image curators blog has been redesigned with a new structure and new content.

The new pages offer  information and advice for those working with art and design images in education. The content was selected and compiled by ACADI members.

The Image Curation section offers image metadata and image copyright advice.

For help with  finding art and design image suppliers or images licensed for educational purposes, look in the Image Sources section


Petition to DACS for a Digital Image Licence

May 27, 2009

Members of ACADI petitioned DACS (The Design and Artists Copyright Society) on 5th March 2009 to explain our pressing need for a licence for the creation of digital images for use in the cultural and higher education sectors. Negotiations to secure such a licence have been ongoing for several years but to date no agreement has been reached.
ACADI members seek to provide high calibre, copyright cleared images and metadata for educational purposes. A digital image licence would allow image curators to provide images in the formats needed to be compatible with twenty-first century learning environments.
The failure to reach agreement and offer such a licence has left image curators powerless to provide the resources that are needed for use in education. The result is that UK institutions have been left behind as others throughout the world forge ahead in developing searchable image databases to support educational needs. DACS have since assured ACADI that such a licence is a priority for DACS and that rapid progress will be made towards the launch of a suitable licence. We await further news.