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September 25, 2012

RIBA pix

Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Bankside, London, seen at dusk from across the Thames
© Pawel Libera / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

RIBApix offers a rich database of architecture images from the British Architectural Library at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Not just works from Great Britain, but images from a range of locations, time periods, and typologies are available for viewing and purchase. Search by artist, title, location, image date, etc. or just a quick search. The digital images do have a watermark unless purchased, but are still useful for research. And, if you would like the University Library to consider purchase of works not already represented in our database, drop us a note at imageworks@umich.edu .

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September 17, 2012

deviantART and artists' rights

"Sharing, Theft, and Creativity: deviantART’s Share Wars and How an Online Arts Community Thinks About Their Work"

The perils of "ownership" of artwork presented on the internet has been a constant concern in recent years. Dan Perkel, a design researcher at IDEO conducted an ethnographic study of the issue on deviantART, the online arts community. An interview with Perkel on "The Signal", the Library of Congress' blog about digital preservation, is thought-provoking and worth reading by any interested in art in our digital age.

One of a number of blogs from the Library of Congress, "The Signal" states that "Technology is moving fast, and we cover exciting new developments that have an impact on digital preservation and access." Browse and subscribe to this blog here.

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September 06, 2012

Images Research Guide

Chances are that if you're reading this post, you've reached a great resource for images: the Research Guide for Images! We've arranged resources according to subject matter - just click on the tabs to see an extended list, and click on those links to go directly to the databases.

Any questions? Need more help? Contact us at imageworks@umich.edu!

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