Image Resources at Otis
Including Otis Library's Imaging Projects and subscription databases.
Otis Digital Image Database (OtisDID) for teaching and learning. Focus is on art and design history. (Otis Community only)
|Showcase for Otis collections and a repository for Otis archives. Images and materials from the Library, Galleries, Departments and Faculty.|
|Resource on materials: polymers, glass, ceramics, carbon-based, cement-based materials, metals, natural materials, etc. Optional: To set up a personal account (with Otis email) which will enable you to save materials and searches, click here.|
Resources on the Web
|A library containing thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.|
Searches Flickr CC-labeled images which may be used under certain conditions such as attribution. Check rights before use. You can also search directly through Flickr Advanced Search.
Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
|Best Copyright-Free Photo Libraries - Links to 12 US Government collections with images in the public domain.|
|MorgueFile contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.|
|Public Domain Pictures - A repository for free public domain images. Not everything is free.|
|Open Clip Art Library - Clip art images available for downloading and remixing; all images are in the public domain.|
|Open Photo - Moderated photo community with the goal of uniting image consumers and producers through friendly Creative Commons licensing. (Royalty-free images, many of which are free.)|
|Stock.xchng - FREE royalty-free images. (Requires sign-up.)|
|Freeimages - 6000 images. (Require credit.)|
Architecture and Urban Design
|ArchNet- Collection of images, books, maps, drawings, and more of architecture and urban design in the Muslim world.|
|Digital Imaging Project - Images of architecture, historical sites, and more taken by Professor Mary Sullivan at Bluffton U. (Some large, some not.)|
|Totally Free Images - photos come from old books that have gone out of copyright, and US government sources.|
|Public Domain Photos has a growing collection of both photographs and clip art.|
|Emporis - Database of worldwide commerical real estate information and construction data.|
|Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles - Search for murals in Los Angeles County by title and neighborhood as well as by muralist.|
Art and Art History
|Artchive - Survey site with a focus on modern and contemporary art (not all are large images; beware of pop-up windows)|
|Saskia - High quality images of art history (hundreds are already available in OtisDID, but there may be some we still need.)|
|Smithsonian Collections Search Center - Search across the collections of the Smithsonian's museums and archives.|
|Victoria and Albert Museum - Focuses on decorative arts, most images also available for publication.|
|Web Gallery of Art - Survey site with a focus on Renaissance European painting and sculpture|
|World Images - Survey site of art historical images|
Printing and Book Arts
|Database of Bookbindings - Produced by the British Library.|
|Papyrus Collection - The University of Michigan has made its large collection of papyrus fragments available digitally.|
Historical Images and Documents
|American Memory Project - Powered by the Library of Congress, the site offers access to images and documents of US history from different institutions.|
|Calisphere - The California Digital Library offers this collection of images of California history. (Images vary in size.)|
|Civil Rights Digital Library - Contains a plethora of primary sources, including images, sound and video|
|Historical Anatomies on the Web - The National Libraries of Medicine has posted excellent images from many antique books on anatomy.|
|Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection - The online catalog contains many images of items from their collection, some of which are public domain.|
|Digital Vaults - Search for materials from the US National Archives using the semantic web.|
|Screen Search Fashion - Thematic guide to 1920s-1930s UK fashion and dress via film archive (no still images)|
|Visible Earth - NASA project. Some of these images may also be available in NIX (NASA Image Exchange), which is available through the OtisDID.|
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Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.
Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!
Learn about the Resource Exchange.
Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade.
Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials.
Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.
Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.
JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.
A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.
We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening.
Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.