Other collections development
In this page:
Searchable collections of moving and still images
- VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) - many digital collections covering all subject areas of the visual arts, from textiles to architecture and fine art to fashion. Includes a variety of digital formats. Includes a total of over 100,000 images, free for use in education. Some collections and facilities require registration at the site before they can be used.
- Art Images for College Teaching(AICT) a royalty-free image exchange resource for the educational community. Images may be freely used for non-commercial teaching and learning activities. Classified under ancient, medieval, renaissance & baroque, 18th-20th century, non-western.
- ARTstor- more than one million images covering artistic traditions across many times and cultures: architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
- Permitted use information for ARTstor
- Simple personal registration at the ARTstor site gives you access to a wider range of facilities. Off-campus access requires a University of Manchester IP address although registered users may also use ARTstor off-campus for 120 days after using it on-campus. To renew off-campus access simply login to ARTStor from a computer on-campus.
- Using ARTstor images in a presentation (for registered users only): use the offline image viewer (OIV) which is included in the Library Applications group on University of manchester managed desktop PCs. There is also a link within ARTstor to download and install OIV on your own PC or Mac.
- BUFVC Databases - links to several databases of televison,cinema and other video material. Includes TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching) and The Moving Image Gateway (MIG), a new service that collects together websites that relate to moving images and sound and their use in higher and further education. Useful for locating material for recording, downloading or direct purchase. Now includes collections of video archives and footage and news archives.
EDINA Education Image Gallery (EIG) - includes a wide variety of images, covering key events and multiple subject areas including history, entertainment, sport, science, fashion, politics, music, conflict, film, art, leisure and women's studies. Athens username required off-site.
Film and Sound Online formerly Education Media Online - a JISC-funded set of collections of film, video and sound material. High-quality material is available for download, either in full or as segments, and can be used freely in learning, teaching and research. Largely social science and humanities, but medical and scientific material too. Can be searched or browsed by subject. Includes the Culverhouse Classical Music Collection.
Athens username required off-site and for some restricted items.
The Focusing Images for Learning and Teaching an Enriched Resource (FILTER) project aims to encourage and enable the use of digital images in learning and teaching in UK Further and Higher education. Includes a
- Database of images, tutorials and case studies grouped by subject.
- Permitted uses are listed with individual images.
ImageBank - a collection of bioscience images copyright cleared for educational use, freely available from the Centre for Bioscience at the HE Academy. Images may be searched by keyword or browsed by Systematic Classification, Common/Scientific Names, Subject, Collections or Contributor.
ITN Archive - a searchable archive of news footage from ITN, Reuters, British Pathe, Fox News, Granada Visual, Empire, Paramount, Gaumont Graphic, Universal News, VISNEWS etc. Most sections need a licence to view the material but British Pathé has over 3,000 hours of newsreel clips (with commentary) from 1896-1970 viewable online. Requires simple personal registration.
Manchester Local Image Collection maintained by Manchester Library and Information Service - a searchable collection of over 77,000 images of Manchester and its suburbs. Includes mainly photographs with some prints, drawings, watercolours and postcards, from the 18th century to the present. Permitted use - may be used for personal enjoyment or private study, but reproduction requires permission from Manchester Archives and Local Studies.
ScreenOnline - a website devoted to the history of British film and television, and to Britain's social history as revealed by film and television. Includes hundreds of hours of video clips from the the bfi National Film and Television Archive, together with thousands of stills, posters and press books and several hours of recorded interviews with film and television personalities. Available on campus only
- Permitted use information for ScreenOnline
- University of Manchester Digital Library - image collections created within the University of Manchester Library
- Visual Collections Portal - several collections of maps, fine art, architecture, photographs etc viewable using Luna Insight. Many collections are also availble via LUNA Commons, Luna Imaging's dynamic new browser
Information about handling images
- JISC Digital Media ( formerly TASI) exists to help the UK's FE and HE communities embrace and maximise the use of digital media - and to achieve solutions that are innovative, practical and cost effective. The site provides advice documents about a wide range of topics concerning production and use of images and other media files.
- Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research, including many image related sites. The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners and is divided into subject sections: science and technology, arts and humanities, social sciences, health and life sciences. Subject specialists select and evaluate the websites in the database and write high quality descriptions of the resources.
- Anyone who wishes to include images in their teaching, publications or coursework needs to be aware of copyright issues.
- Most of the material in the collections above may be reused (with an acknowledgement of the source) for personal study or research and on non-public websites for teaching and learning purposes.
- Before saving or printing any images for reuse in your own presentations or publications, printed or electronic, you must read the usage restrictions given on the site you are using and make sure that your intended purpose complies with them.
- If you want to use one or more of the images in a commercial publication or for any purpose which is not specifically permitted, you must obtain written permission from the copyright holder or other contact as stated on the site concerned.