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Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images

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Last week I was so excited to discover the Internet Archive Book Images project.  Yesterday (also via @infodocket) I discovered Photogrammar– a digital humanities project from Yale University. Exploiting Library of Congress metadata, the Photogrammar team created a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the [...]

Internet Archive Book Images: Scholar digitizes huge collection of images from

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            Attention fans of history, historical images, book art, and archives in general: Georgetown University scholar, Yahoo fellow and developer Kalev Leetaru is currently working to create a searchable database of 12 million copyright-free images, from 600 million library book pages. The recently launched Flickr-based Internet Archive Book Images currently [...]

Google Slides and images news

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Among the reasons I’ve been reluctant to build more of my presentations in Google Slides was, frankly, that working with images in Google Slides was a painful process. But then, collaborating anywhere else is a painful process. This morning I got a sweet little surprise when I began a new preso. The little note said: [...]

Google search by usage rights

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It just got a lot easier for students to find copyright-friendly content using Google Image Search. Here’s how: After entering a search term, click on Search Tools.  A pull-down menu appears offering a variety of options: not filtered by license, labeled for reuse, labeled for commercial reuse, labeled for reuse with modification, labeled for commercial [...]

British Library expands The Commons with Public Domain Goodness

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The British Library recently uploaded one million scanned public domain images onto The Commons, the world’s largest photo archive hosted by Flickr. Taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books, and digitized by Microsoft, the first set of public domain images–Highlights from the Mechanical Curator–is available for use, remix and repurpose. The set includes: [...]

Focusing in on authors who pin

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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

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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 . . .

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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

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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 [...]