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Not just about citing images (so much more to embed from NoodleTools!)

citingimages

A Guide to Citing Images, a new infographic from our friends at NoodleTools, offers a MLA-aligned flow chart to guide researchers through a variety of image citation situations.  But it is not just about image documentation. It asks learners to ask themselves a few important questions before using and documenting images that were born digital.   [...]

A very handy CC poster

foter

We’ve been relatively successful in spreading the gospel of using of Creative Commons and public domain work in student products.  Our Copyright Friendly LibGuide is one of the most used of all of our Guides. I recently added this handy infographic Creative Commons: free photos for bloggers by Foter to our resources and hope to [...]

Focusing in on authors who pin

katiepins

We’ve followed their blogs and tweets.  Now many of us are following their boards. Through Pinterest, some of our favorite authors are sharing fan art; previewing book covers and chapters; allowing us a lens on the inspirations for their writing; illustrating the background and locations for their books; suggesting literary extension activities; revealing their hobbies [...]

Sandy and media literacy

. . . one of the things that’s now becoming clear is the major role that social media played during and after the storm. Sites like Twitter and Facebook were, for some, incredibly useful tools. They were ways to keep up with friends and relatives and neighbors in a stressful time, but they were also [...]

Google’s Search by Image: Something to look at

kiss

You may not have seen it yet, but Google recently added a few powerful features to its image search. Look for the little camera icon on the right of the Image Search box. Search by image allows you to drag in, upload, or paste a URL for any image and search the picture instead of [...]

The Picnik is over, but . . .

picmonkey

I’ve been mourning my beloved Picnik. the photo-editing tool that closed its basket and moved to the Google+ Creative Suite.  We can use Picnik there. When we’re there. Happily, we have several other free options for when we’re not. I am kinda falling in love with PicMonkey.  In addition to basic edits, you can add: [...]

Postering with new tools

blockposter

I thought I’d share a couple of cool tools I’ve been playing with to make posters for student projects and to promote library services and events. Currently in private beta, Smore may be the easiest way ever to create and share a quick online poster or flyer.  Here’s the poster I just pulled together to [...]

Ogilvy notes: an inspiration for student creation?

Slideshow of Ogilvy drawings shared on Huffington Post

As I was looking for more information on Howard Rheingold’s book yesterday, I discovered the Ogilvy notes for his book launch from the SXSW Conference recently held in Austin. I’ve noticed these clever drawings from the ad agency artist team before, but discovering an archive that includes the previous conference as well, made me really [...]

Our new posters

AASL's21stcenturylearnerpostersmall

My practicum student Jenni Stern and I have been playing with ideas for promoting new and traditional skills we think are important.  And we’ve been inspired by my good friend Gwyneth Jones’ Comic Life At-A-Glance tutorial posters. Says Jenni: Gwyneth’s posters guide students and teachers to work creatively. Her design is contemporary and eye catching, in [...]

Wylio: for image searching, embedding, attributing

wylio

photo © 2007 telmo32 | more info (via: WylioWes Fryer turned me on to Wylio earlier this week, suggesting I add it to my Copyright Friendly Pathfinders.  (Here’s our thumbnail version of that pathfinder.). Wylio is a little different from the other CC image portals and I kinda fell instantly in love.  It’s also perfect [...]