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Library Matters Our New Module on WebLearn

Library Matters is an interactive fun guide on WebLearn to help students  to make good use of library print & online resources. Library Matters is an open course that will help you learn how to find and use information you need … Continue reading

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Evernote digital notebook

Evernote  software could be described as a ‘digital notebook’. It can be used to write notes and to compile research materials in various formats; text, entire webpages,  images, video & audio. It can be used to store files, create moodboards … Continue reading

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Reverse image searching

Images downloaded from the web in a hurry without proper referencing? If you can’t remember who, what or where, try  Google Images – Search by Image.  Click the camera icon in the search box and upload your mystery image. Not … Continue reading

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Colour tools for designers

These two aids to colour design and specification were mentioned at a recent art libraries event. I enjoyed playing with them but I’m sure they will be seriously useful for designers. ColorSchemer is a colour-picker. A widget enables you to … Continue reading

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Google SketchUp: 3D modelling

Google say their SketchUp software is “Intuitive, fun and free for anyone to use”. It is available to download online.

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Google: where has ‘Advanced Search’ gone?

Google have not done away with their advanced search feature, so no need to be academically outraged. The feature has been tucked away under the cogwheel symbol (top right corner of Google home page) , just click ‘advanced search’ in … Continue reading

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Pixels, bits & resolution:mystery solved

A good place to start if you need to understand the basic terminology of digital imaging. This interactive tutorial from Cornell University is clear and concise. It covers bit depth, file size, resolution, pixel dimensions and image compression.  

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Make your own art book

I’ve just seen a copy of a professional looking book an artist has designed and printed online. Here are a selection of the  bookmaking sites I’ve come across – there are bound to be more…! Blurb and Lulu websites offer … Continue reading

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Image searching; a tutorial

Internet for Image Searching is an interactive tutorial from JISC Digital Media, designed to improve your image searching skills. Step-by-step methods to discover copyright-cleared images for your work.

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Xpert image attribution

Xpert Attribution Tool This handy webtool searches the web for Creative Commons  licensed images, video and audio. It neatly embeds the attribution and licence into the actual image, so you don’t have to add a caption in WebLearn or projects. … Continue reading

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