Last fall I created some graphics for a slide show for our annual library reception event to demonstrate some of what we do via stats and graphics. This was such a fun side project and I couldn’t have done it without the data gathering help of Helen Look and others.
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A few weeks ago I helped out again with the MLibrary Undergraduate library’s annual “Party for Your Mind” event to welcome the students back and introduce new students to the library.
Like last year, I did a photo booth where I asked the students to complete the sentence “My ideal library ______” and like last year, I got a lovely combination of silly and serious responses. Quiet/Loud and food/sleeping were again popular themes!
I’m always on the lookout for nice AND free graphics to use in print and web design for the library. Here are a few of my favorite resources:
My first go to for images is the Flickr’s advanced search because it allows searching of images with Creative Commons licenses.
DeviantArt content includes photographs, Photoshop add-ons (brushes, textures, borders, graphics, etc.), animations, arts, crafts, and more. Most of the users make their resources free but request that you leave them a comment about how you used their work. www.deviantart.com
OpenClipart.org is an archive of public domain clip art. This site offers a wide variety of clip art including vintage and retro illustrations and modern graphics. www.openclipart.org
“A database of 6,576,096 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.” commons.wikimedia.org
Find Icons & Icon Finder
From Old Books
“Scanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books. Over 2,600 high-resolution free images scanned from more than 160 different old or rare books.” www.fromoldbooks.org
Some photos I took a couple of months ago of some of our lovely special collections items. Full size here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sukisuki/sets/72157614076348795/