How often do you use Google Images for your art and design projects? It is easy to turn to Google Images when we need a photograph, graphic, or drawing of something specific, or even of something vague. Google’s search technology is probably the most highly developed of its kind out there. But as we have learned in previous Creative Centre workshops about copyright and citing images, what is found on Google is not necessarily legal to use for the purposes of SOUAD students, staff, or faculty. For this reason, the Jack Chambers library at SOUAD has always made available databases of images that are safe for our community to use. While these are all readily available on the library website, it can be difficult to know which are best for different purposes. We have some databases that cover press photos from throughout the last century, and others that focus on paintings and images of art.
In the final Creative Centre workshop of the term, we will be introducing students to our image databases and to free image databases available online. This is part of our series of workshops about art and design research, which will continue in January…future topics include appropriation, patent law, citing images, and more! This workshop takes place on Friday December 6th, 2013, from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the Creative Centre. Find more details at the workshop page on our library website: www.souad.ca/library/workshops