Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Animal Gaze at Central House

Symposium: The Animal Gaze Returned  27-28 October 2011. The University’s second symposium and exhibition on contemporary art and animal-human studies. Central House, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media & Design organised and curated by Rosemarie McGoldrick, read more….

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Using E-resources – help

Don’t forget that we have tutorials available online for many of our e-resources and databases see: for more info – and scroll down to see the list of database tutorials. If there is no tutorial for the resource you need … Continue reading

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IT tip: Slow printing

Printing taking forever? Is your Word document full of images? The image compression feature in Word 2010  speeds up printing. To compress the images, select any picture by clicking on it. Go to the picture tools format tab, and click … Continue reading

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Free arty movies online

Open Culture Hundreds of quality movies online. Includes classics, indies, film noir and documentaries showcasing the talent of the greatest actors, actresses and directors.

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Architonic: architecture & design

Architonic is an extremely useful image database for architects and designers. It includes Architects and Designer’s profiles and also well-organised products and materials listings. A good site to keep up with industry news, trends and events.  It is free!

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Featured Journal: Cura

Cura is a curatorial magazine, written in Italian and English.  It features emerging contemporary art, independent artistic production and collaboration between artists and curators. Come in to see the full-colour magazine at Commercial Road Library. Staring this month, Cura and … Continue reading

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VADS: free art and design images for education

Free! Copyright cleared! Over 100,000 art and design images for UK educational use. Don’t forget to look at The Learning Index learning and teaching resources – great for design and crafts – written by experts in the field.

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Library e-resource:education-friendly image use

The Library supplies many image-rich e-resources where the images are licensed for educational use, so you don’t need to worry about copyright. Take a look at the Finding Images Online webpage for listings of e-resources, archives, image-sharing and museum websites. … Continue reading

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Old but beautiful

The Reserved Stock Collection at Commercial Road Library is a treasure-trove of beautifully bound and illustrated books, journals, samples and manufacturers’ archives. It covers the 1840s to 1970s. Although kept behind the scenes because of their rarity and fragility, if … Continue reading

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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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