Picturing heaven : online image resources for religious art CHRISTINE LOVE-RODGERS NEW COLLEGE LIBRARIAN & ACADEMIC LIAISON LIBRARIAN, DIVINITY UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH Innovative Learning Week
Picturing heaven : online image resources for religious art at the University of Edinburgh Library Essentials How do I find online image collections? How can I use the images I find? Song School St Mary, 1897, f.13r. Phoebe Anna Traquair, (b.1852, d.1936) . Edinburgh University Library
A-Z of Library Databases
Databases by subject • Images • History of Art
What is an image database?University of Edinburgh ImageCollectionsChronology of Ancient Nations, Or.Ms 161 a self-contained, searchable collection of images made available online for either a limited group of users (e.g. University of Edinburgh students) or the general public. museum and gallery collections commercial image libraries, subscription-only services Many invisible to Google because of password- protection or technical issues.
Why use an image database?University of Edinburgh ImageCollectionsBiblia (German) Inc.45.2 Made by human beings! Added value research information Findability Quality Copyright
Image database copyrightUniversity of Edinburgh ImageCollectionsCharles de Croy. Book of Hours, c. 1500. Permitted use varies from collection to collection. Usually allows one copy of an image to be downloaded or printed for personal use or private study Some collections will allow further educational use such as reproduction in essays or teaching materials. Some are public domain and can be freely used for any purpose Watch out for restrictions on electronic use e.g. publication on blog Check help pages or contents – look for a link to “copyright information” or “terms and conditions”.
Image databases to try :Princeton Index of Christian Art Thematic / iconographic index of Early Christian and medieval art objects, from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1550. 120,000 images in the database. Copyright permits use for private study, scholarship, or research only For copyright reasons approximately 35,000 of these are restricted access
Image databases to try :University of Edinburgh Image Collections All use Luna Insight browser software Password access to subscription collections Permits downloading Register for additional functions
Image databases to try : Oxford Art Online 6000+ images and links to 4000+ image links Choose Advanced Search - Images Copyright for educational use
Image databases to try: ArtStor One million plus digital images Rich search options to explore by period, media or geographical location Copyright for educational use but check restrictions
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