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Using images

  1. 1. Using Images in Academic Work LBRY 3020 3/7/12 Jennifer Mayer
  2. 2. Overview• Why use images in your work?• Sources for images• Issues and challenges of image use• Different ways to use images
  3. 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. 4. Images may be used to . . .• Add appeal• Add emotional impact• Communicate information concisely• Illustrate a concept• Promote critical thinking
  5. 5. Adding visual appeal vs.
  6. 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. 7. Condense Information
  8. 8. Source: Wyoming Agriculture Statistics, 2006
  9. 9. Illustrate a conceptDorito Polyhedron, Tim Hawkinson, 1991, ARTstor
  10. 10. Other ways to illustrate concepts: • Flow charts • Diagrams • Charts • Animations • Photographs
  11. 11. ENIAC computer 1/1/46, University of Pennsylvania, AP Images
  12. 12. Media Literacy
  13. 13. Sources for Images
  14. 14. http://www-lib.uwyo.eduSubject listImages
  15. 15. UW Libraries ImageDatabases • AP Images • ARTstor • Ebsco Images
  16. 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. 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. 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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