Archive for the 'image resource' Category

The Commons on Flikr

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 25 September 2012

Tyne & Wear Archives

Flikr: the Commons is a collection of image archives donated by cultural institutions from around the world, free to use under the Creative Commons licence. Institutions who have donated collections include The New York Public Library, National Galleries of Scotland, Getty Research Institute and many more.

Artists’ books

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 15 December 2010

artists-books.jpgA selection of 20 1960s and 70s artists’ books have been digitised and made available here. The selection includes examples by some of the most important artists associated with the boom in artists’ books publishing at this time, such as Lawrence Weiner, Sol LeWitt, John Baldessari, and Marcel Broodthaers.

The League of Moveable Type

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 30 November 2010

blackout-13.jpgThe League of Moveable Type is a collection of open source fonts available for web designers to download.

Concrete Poetry Generator

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 25 June 2009

Concrete Poetry GeneratorThe Concrete Poetry Generator allows you to write your own concrete poem ‘inspired by the concrete poets of the mid-20th century and the adventures in typographic randomness by the Dada and Futurist movements’. Save your poems and view those made by other visitors to the site.

Kiddie Records Weekly

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 12 May 2009

The Happy Prince, adapted and directed by Orson WellesKiddie Records Weekly is a project devoted to the golden age of American children’s records, spanning the mid forties through the early fifties. This period produced a wealth of all-time classics.  Many of these recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers.

Scanned covers are accompanied by the music and stories which can be streamed or downloaded. Audio recordings prior to 1958 are now generally in the public domain in the USA.

Cinema Image Gallery trial

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 11 March 2009

cinema-image-gallery.jpgThe Library has a trial for the Cinema Image Gallery during March and April. Cinema Image Gallery is an image database covering the history of film-making through a wide range of high-quality images of films in production. It includes more than 152,000 images, from the latter part of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century. It also offers an extensive TV stills archive featuring classic and modern television.

The database also offers links to reviews and other articles, some in full text, and biographies. If you have any comments on this database during the trial period please forward them to e.lawes@ucl.ac.uk

LIFE photo archive

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 1 December 2008

Pablo Picasso wearing a cow’s head mask on beach at Golfe Juan near Vallauris. © Time Inc.The LIFE photo archive is now available via Google Images. This collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s, only a very small percentage of which were ever published. Today about 20 percent of the collection is online; during the next few months, Google will be adding the entire LIFE archive — about 10 million photos.

The archive consists of images captured by LIFE’s famous photographers, documenting pivotal world events, the evolution of lifestyles and fashions, and the lives of celebrities and everyday people.

Art Museum Image Gallery

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 5 August 2008

Art Museum Image GalleryThe library now has a subscription to the Art Museum Image Gallery, a digital resource of art images, all copyright cleared for educational use.

The database contains over 155,000 high quality images taken from the collections of museums around the world. Each image includes a full bibliographic record, and many include curatorial text, provenance data, detail or multiple views, and related multimedia where available. Coverage is from 3000BC to the present, including a number of modern and contemporary artists. Collections represented include those at the Tate, the Metropolitan Museum of Art,  the Musée du Louvre, San Francisco MOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and hundreds of others.

The Art Museum Image Gallery can be searched alone or simultaneously with Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective and is available via the library’s art databases webpage. The images can be downloaded and used for educational purposes.

Blank Map & World Map

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 29 January 2008

uk-map.gifBlank Map & World Map is an online image-bank containing free high-quality ‘blank maps’, available for download without registration. The maps areworldmap2.gif published under a Creative Commons licence, and are available as GIFs or in EPS format (i.e.: in a scalable vector graphic form suitable for immediate importing into Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign or similar software). Maps are available for all parts of the world, including the British Isles.

NYPL Digital Gallery

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 5 December 2007

ice-sitting-contest.jpgThe New York Public Library Digital Gallery provides free and open online access to over 550,000 images of historical materials from its collections. The collections can be searched or browsed and images may be freely downloaded for personal, research and study purposes. Collections include ephemeral materials such as posters, postcards, menus, cigarette cards and popular song sheet covers; photographic archives on a wide range of subjects; real estate plans, maps and atlases; scientific and medical illustration; and The Picture Collection of the New York Public Library – over 30,000 images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, created mostly before 1923 and selected from the over 1,000,000 images in the Mid-Manhattan Library’s Picture Collection.