Posts Tagged ‘image’


May 11, 2012

Artist Jon Rafman has been collecting screen captures of Google Street Views. Many of the images are remarkable and some just plain weird. They appear to be, as the artist states on his blog, “more truthful and more transparent” because of the unbiased manner in which they are recorded.

[Thanks to JS for this suggestion]


Facebook cover pages

March 28, 2012

You may be aware that Facebook is moving its users over to the new Timeline view and the University Library has already adopted the new look.  See what you think:

Well done to E for putting together some great content from our archives and P for writing text.

Musings About Librarianship has taken a look at what libraries are using for their Facebook cover page and we were delighted to see we featured:

What’s more, seen in comparison like that, we think ours holds up well.  Let us know what you think.


March 12, 2012

Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that has, according to press reports, been attracting a great deal of interest and usage is growing.

In comparison to other similar sites, such as Delicious, the focus here is on bookmarking images. It’s worth having a look at Phil Bradley’s article which, apart from being a good guide to what Pinterest does, has a link to his Pinterest page that includes some nice library propaganda posters.

Beware though. Pinterest has also stirred debate about the possibility that pinning an image to your virtual pinboad may infringe someone else’s copyright. There’s an article about the copyright situation here.


November 18, 2011

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is the online resource for visual arts, comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK. The images cover a wide range of subjects such as fashion, ceramics, furniture, plastics, posters and stained glass.


November 15, 2011

If you’ve found an image on the web and want to know more about where it came from then you might find the TinEye reverse image search engine useful. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.

The examples shown under ‘Cool Searches’ are quite interesting.

Multicolr Search Lab

July 20, 2010

Looking for images that share the same colours? You can choose up to 10 colours from a palette of 120 different shades using Multicolr Search Lab and then select from millions of Flickr’s Creative Commons images to find ones that share the same colours.

[Thanks to reden for this suggestion]