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  • 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
  • Christine Love-RodgersNew College LibrarianAcademic Liaison Librarian -DivinityChristine.Love-Rodgers@ed.ac.ukTwitter :NewCollegeLibrarian@cloverodgershttp://www.ed.ac.uk/is/new-college-libraryhttp://newcollegelibrarian.wordpress.com/