Monthly Archives: November 2012


Described as a web-book , Samarthistory   multi-media art history site provides video lectures, a blog and comprehensive search tools. Browse by time, styles, artists or themes. Smarthistory’s editors and contributors  are art historians, academics and museum educators.    

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Sustainable Jewellery

Sustainable jewellery by Julia Manheim The Library’s print copies of this book have been in high demand recently. The ebook version of the publication is now available via the Library catalogue

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Maps, Art & Mapping at Commercial Road Library

An exhibition about map design,  the map in art,  and the history of mapping.  See our biggest, most beautiful atlases and satellite photography books  until 21st December at Commercial Road Library. Print-outs from the Digimap e-resource illustrate the dramatic changes  … Continue reading

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Copyright-free music

Commercial Road Library has a selection of copyright-free music in CD format. The  musical themes range from ‘Romantic’ to ‘Folksy’. I would imagine these would be useful to students as background music in  film, animation or fine art projects. The … Continue reading

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Audio Arts Archive: Tate Modern

Digitised versions of the audio cassette-magazine Audio Arts  are now available from the Tate website. The ground-breaking series was launched by Bill Furlong in 1973. The recordings of talks with artists,  writers and thinkers include Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, … Continue reading

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Gimp image manipulation in the Library

Photoshop is installed on all Macs in Commercial Road Library….. but maybe you prefer to use a PC?  The solution is GIMP! GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) has been installed on all our PCs. It has a similar layout to … Continue reading

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Bridgeman Education image database

Bridgeman Education is available free to all staff and students via the Library catalogue The images are copyright cleared for use in WebLearn and course work. In addition to the usual artist or title searches, images can also be browsed … Continue reading

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Wireless Printing from Your Laptop at London Metropolitan University

Printing from the University Wireless Network or From the Web Follow the link for a full guide from Information Systems Service – please note, this service is still being beta tested  WirelessPrinting Please use the following link: Web Printing facility … Continue reading

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Geograph: photo-grid of UK & Ireland

This collaborative project will useful for Architecture students, or artists and designers interested in landscape and streetscape. Geograph aims to collect photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland. The ‘important’ is recorded alongside the ordinary; … Continue reading

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Image Copyright

We have had a lot of image copyright questions from students recently. For quick reference; the do’s and dont’s can be found on the Library image copyright webpages. The  page lists “fair-dealing” exemptions , links to the copyright legislation and … Continue reading

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