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Presentation given as part of the Web Search Academy, pre conference workshop Internet Librarian International, 26th October 2011

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  • 26/10/11 (c) Karen Blakeman 2011
  • Advanced Internet Search Strategies 26 October 2011 (c) Karen Blakeman 2009
  • Advanced Internet Search Strategies 26 October 2011 (c) Karen Blakeman 2009
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  • Web Search Academy Internet Librarian International 26th October 2011 Visual search Karen Blakeman http://www.rba.co.uk/ Twitter: @karenblakeman [email_address] 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Copyright
    • Always, always check and double check the copyright - images may have a digital watermark and be tracked e.g. Digimarc
    • Creative Commons does not mean you can do what you like with an image
      • six licences http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
    • “ Open-licencing your images. What it means and how to do it.” Andy Mabbett aka pigsonthewing
      • http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/open-licencing-images-what-how/
    • Karen Blakeman's Blog “Free-to-use images might not be”
      • http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2009/07/16/free-to-use-images-might-not-be/
    • Always credit the photographer – you cite references why not the ‘author’ of a photograph?
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Copyright
    • giving credit… | pia jane bijkerk :
      • http://blog.piajanebijkerk.com/WordPress/2011/03/18/giving-credit/
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Checking EXIF, watermarks and copyright
    • Jeffrey's Exif viewer http://regex.info/exif.cgi
    • Digimarc Reader for Images – http://www.digimarc.com/
    • Safest approach - ask the owner of the page or web site
      • “ I found it on the web so there’s no copyright” is the wrong answer!
    • Using an image in a paper, presentation or commercially? Make sure you document location of the image you use, and keep copies of any copyright correspondence
    • Similar image options and web sites such as Tineye.com can help locate alternatives and origins of an image
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Developments in image search
    • Colour selection
      • single colours, multiple colours,
    • “ Similar” images
    • Facial recognition
      • identification of head and shoulders photos, face detection
      • full facial recognition
      • “ Key Russian social network adds facial recognition to photos” http://eu.techcrunch.com/2011/10/13/key-russian-social-network-adds-facial-recognition-to-photos/
      • “ Google Not Planning To Release Mobile Face Recognition : Update” http://searchengineland.com/with-mobile-face-recognition-google-crosses-the-creepy-line-70978
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Google images
    • Make use of search options in the side bar or on the advanced search screen
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Google Images 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk “ More sizes” “ Similar images”
  • Google Images – use an existing image 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk Click on the camera icon in the search box and then either enter the URL of an image or upload it. On the results page you can add keywords to refine the search
  • Google Images – Sites with images 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk Useful if you want to describe the image in detail, for example moth UK black cream spots
  • Google images - creative commons, public domain
    • Google advanced image search - use the usage rights, but always double check the licence on the web site
    • Public domain
      • carry out your search in the image search bar and when the results appear on screen add &as_rights=cc_publicdomain to the end of the string in the URL/address bar of your browser
      • but public domain may refer to another photo – cheque the web site hosting the photo
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • picasaweb.google.com 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Panoramio
    • http://www.panoramio.com/
    • Layer on Google Earth and maps (now owned by Google)
    • Various licences assigned by the photographers
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Bing 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Bing 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk Options in the left hand sidebar similar to Google “ More sizes” but no “similar” option
  • Bing – Visual Search 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk Not available in all country versions – content varies
  • Bing – Visual Search 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk Check accuracy of associated information - may be out of date
  • Flickr
    • Flickr Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons or advanced search screen http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/
    • Use Advanced Search for date options
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Compfight – http://www.compfight.com/
    • Search interface for Flickr
    • Can select Creative Commons or photos that can be used commercially
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Images - other sources for Creative Commons and public domain images
    • Idee Inc Multicolr Search Lab http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/
    • Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/
      • check the licence information towards the bottom of the page e.g. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Beach_by_Thomas_Beach.jpg
    • MorgueFile.com http://www.morguefile.com/ - public domain
    • Geograph http://www.geograph.org.uk/ Creative Commons 2.0
    • Most of the images on US government web sites are public domain (but do check)
    • NASA http://www.nasa.gov/ - public domain
    26 October 2011 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • Multicolr Search Lab http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/
    • Search for up to 5 colours – can adjust proportions of colour
    • No key word searching of content
    • Flickr creative commons images – clicking on an image takes you to its Flickr page
    26 October 2011 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • Geograph.org.uk
    • UK and Ireland photos of landmarks and buildings for every Ordnance Survey grid
    • Creative Commons 2.0
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Video
    • YouTube, Vimeo.com, DailyMotion.com
    • iTunes, iTunes U
    • Blinkx - http://www.blinkx.com/
      • good for catching up with news
    • Zuula - http://www.zuula.com/
      • click on the video tab
    • Browsys Finder http://www.browsys.com/finder/
      • click on the video tab
    • BBC Motion Gallery - BBC Archive
      • http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com/gallery/home/archives.do
    • NewsFilm Online
      • http://www.nfo.ac.uk/
    26 October 2011 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
  • Google Videos
    • NOT the same as YouTube
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Bing Videos 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Mashups and visualizations
    • Visualizations of data becoming common
      • availability of Open Data and visualization tools
    • Data journalism and data visualization | News | The Guardian
      • http://www.guardian.co.uk/data
    • Flickr: Guardian Datastore
      • http://www.flickr.com/groups/1115946@N24/
    • Need to know
      • source(s) of data
      • coverage and scope
      • can one access the raw data?
      • what has been down to create the visualization - filters used, subsets, exclusions etc
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • http://www.flickr.com/groups/guardiandatastore/pool/ 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk Check the descriptions with the Flickr image for information (if any) on data sources used
  • Mashups e.g. Roadworks Info
    • http://elgin.gov.uk/
    • Obvious gaps in coverage - also mentioned in service coverage
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Visualisation of results and content
    • Silobreaker http://www.silobreaker.com/
      • look at the network on right hand side of the screen
      • Move slider bar to change emphasis – people, companies
    • Microsoft Academic
      • graphs, mindmaps, network maps
      • never mind the poor quality of the data and poor coverage just admire the pretty pictures!
    • Quintura.com http://www.quintura.com/
    • Cluuz http://www.cluuz.com/
      • powered by Yahoo!
    26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Quintura 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • Cluuz 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk
  • 26/10/11 www.rba.co.uk When are road works not road works? When they are classified as Network Rail bridge works! http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbainfo/5911913498/ CC 3.0 Attribution Non-commercial