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  • 1. Using Images in Academic Work LBRY 3020 3/7/12 Jennifer Mayer
  • 2. Overview• Why use images in your work?• Sources for images• Issues and challenges of image use• Different ways to use images
  • 3. Why use images in your work?• People are increasingly visual• Research: picture superiority effect (Paivio, 1990; Kosslyn, 1981; Nelson, 1979)• Text + images = learning. Pick your theory: – Dual code processing – Left brain/right brain – Multiple intelligences – Preferred learning styles – Cognitive load theory
  • 4. Images may be used to . . .• Add appeal• Add emotional impact• Communicate information concisely• Illustrate a concept• Promote critical thinking
  • 5. Adding visual appeal vs.
  • 6. Adding emotionPresident Clinton pauses at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial inWashington, Monday, May 31, 1993, after giving a Memorial DaySpeech at the Wall. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
  • 7. Condense Information
  • 8. Source: Wyoming Agriculture Statistics, 2006
  • 9. Illustrate a conceptDorito Polyhedron, Tim Hawkinson, 1991, ARTstor
  • 10. Other ways to illustrate concepts: • Flow charts • Diagrams • Charts • Animations • Photographs
  • 11. ENIAC computer 1/1/46, University of Pennsylvania, AP Images
  • 12. Media Literacy
  • 13. Sources for Images
  • 14. http://www-lib.uwyo.eduSubject listImages
  • 15. UW Libraries ImageDatabases • AP Images • ARTstor • Ebsco Images
  • 16. Open access sites• Wikimedia Commonshttp://commons.wikimedia.org• Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/creativecommo ns/• Digital collections, Wyoming-relatedhttp://digital.uwyo.edu/• Boston U. Library images on the web:http://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/
  • 17. Issues and Challenges• Quality, features• Copyrighthttp://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/copyright.html• Citing imageshttp://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/daap/resources/visualresources/how_to/cite_image.html
  • 18. References• Lohr, Linda L. Creating Graphics for Learning and Performance, 2003.• Mayer, Jennifer and Cheryl Goldenstein. “Academic Libraries Supporting Visual Culture: A Survey of Image Access and Use.” Art Documentation 28.1 (Spring 2009): 16-28.• Tufte, Edward R. Envisioning Information, 1990.

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