Snapping spring – Help to find, share and cite!

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This week has brought International day of Happiness,  World Poetry Day  and the Vernal Equinox,  driving rain and glorious sunshine and it is only Wednesday! Our photo neatly represents the 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark which we will experience this week and  as good librarians we must cite this photo and indeed ask the permission of the copyright holder (the person who took the photo) before we manipulate it. Luckily we don’t need to as we took it ourselves!

You might want to make your images available on a photo-sharing site, where you can set a licence on each image which will define what it can be used for in the future. Follow the links for more information on how to apply the right licence to your photos on such sites as Flickr or Wiki Commons.

Watch this short presentation

where you will learn about how to search Google Images and VADS  (Visual Arts Data Service) and also try out the  Creative Commons search to find images with the right licence applied for you to be able to reuse.

When you have found the image and checked the licence, you can read our useful guide to help you cite correctly.


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