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The Friday Five: Images October 9, 2009

Posted by Wendy Wolfe in Friday Five.
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Who doesn’t like to explore art and what students don’t gravitate toward images? Today’s “Five” include five great image collections, I hope you find something of interest to you.

Thanks to Christie Burke, our new Library Specialist, I learned about the first resource, Minnesota Reflections, a collection of nearly 31,000 images and documents “shared by more than 95 cultural heritage organizations across the state. This site offers a broad view of Minnesota’s history for researchers, educators, students, and the public.”

Second, thinking regionally, is the Arts Collection, part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.  The Arts Collection “brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the creative arts.” Here you can search a growing collection of art including images of pottery, architecture, and other artifacts.

Third, yes, it has appeared here before, but I use it so often, I couldn’t imagine an article on images without it!  The morgueFile is a great place for educators and students to find quality images for just about anything.

Fourth, part of the Pics4Learning is a free image library intended for educational use. Teachers can also submit their photos to be included in the collection. (An “Advanced Search” for photographer is an easy way for students to find their teacher’s photos.) If you submit your images, you retain your copyright but grant your permission for them to be used for education. FYI, it does take a couple of days for the images to be approved by Pics4Learning.

Finally, images from Craig Blacklock. Not able to be downloaded but beautiful to explore, Craig’s Lake Superior images are wonderful.

Happy Friday!

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