[TOOLBOX] 27+ Sources of Legal Images #DMMP1617 #DSMMCM1617 #BigAg16

This afternoon, I was trying to explain a bit about copyright and the legal use of images to my students, as they are using publicly available blogs, and otherwise default to using results from Google Image search ... which could lead to legal issues (see help with image attribution with this JISC tool). This blogpost from StinkyInkShop explains copyright, fair use and Creative Commons pretty well, whilst this infographic explains Creative Commons a little more! Visuals are important,…

Snap Decisions (@timeshighered)

Why my PhD hasn't been published yet (although I'll be tackling it again this summer): For academics working with visual culture, securing image permissions for a publication can be extraordinarily painful. For early career academics, without access to research funds but under pressure to produce a first monograph, this pain can be felt especially keenly in the wallet. In my own field, classical archaeology, copyright is a slightly different beast than in, say, fine art.…

Modern British Posters by Paul Rennie (bdpublishing)

If you haven't already come across this book, it's a great mix of text & picture. I hadn't realised there was an exhibition in London, running til next Thursday - wonder if I can managed to nip out and see it... nipping doesn't seem to be operative, as it's in Camden Town and I'm in Pimlico. Hmm, we'll see... Always great to see the original posters! Find out more about the book on Amazon.

Pride of Place @timeshighered

The British landscape and representations of it in art give rise to a happy patriotic glow in many people. Fred Inglis shares that fervour Is it still possible to claim oneself, in polite academic company, to be a patriot? Both the present and the previous prime ministers have gestured, a bit apologetically but I think sincerely, towards such a frame of mind for themselves and even for their parties. Everyone is at pains to dissociate…

Poster Collection for Sale

I wondered about keeping this quiet, as I would LOVE to own my own original poster, but it's in the Daily Mail, and I was contacted by BBC South-East Today on Tuesday as they were covering a story on it (I missed out on contributing as I was organising a training session all day). If you want to find out more about the sale, visit the website of the auctioneers. Timing is interesting, that as…