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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

ARL Publishes Digital Image Collections and Services SPEC Kit

By Africa S. Hands

From Association of Research Libraries:

ARL has published Digital Image Collections and Services, SPEC Kit 335, which examines how research libraries and their parent institutions have responded to the transition from analog to digital images and the growth of digital images available from commercial vendors and/or created within institutions or their libraries. The survey gathers information about current practices relating to the development and management of institutional digital image collections and the acquisition and use of licensed image databases.

The SPEC Kit includes examples of digital image collection websites, finding aids, image-use training materials, copyright and use-rights policies, selection policies, descriptions of digital image service points, and digital collection promotional materials.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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