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The British Library has launched it’s new Images Online e-commerce website making available the unique archives of the UK’s national library at www.imagesonline.bl.uk
The new system, developed by UK based digital asset management software developer Capture Ltd, comprises a fully-featured web-based back-office system that integrates seamlessly with the front-end, streamlining workflows. Learn more here: Our Website – what’s new?
Photos: Hegarty Antiques
‘Recently discovered interesting collection of early slide photographs to be sold at Hegarty’s’ : details here: hegartyantiques.com
At a press conference Monday Google announced a few enhancements to it’s search facilities, one of them across Images.
Google say: “Whether you type, speak or upload a photo, once you’ve indicated what you’re looking for the next step in your search is to sift through the results and pick one. To make this faster, last year we introduced Google Instant, which gives you search results while you type. We estimated Google Instant saves you between two and five seconds on typical searches. But once you’ve picked a result, you click, and then wait again for the page to load for an average of about five seconds.”
UPDATE: Search By Image is now available in the UK: Photoarchivenews.com have tested the system over a few random images and it works Very Very Well!! – try it here:http://images.google.com
Industry reaction: a UK magazine picture editor emailed PAN: “This should make finding the originator of certain images a bit easier. Sometimes I’ve wasted the best part of a day trying to find out the copyright holder, it’s almost as if some photographers are trying to get you to rip them off….There was this one case of these images of a pigeon that had been attacked, it was still alive but pretty badly cut up, spent best part of a day trying to track down the photographer, no metadata. Phoned bird magazines etc, photographers, going through websites, blog sites etc. Couldn’t run them in the end.”
UPDATE: full detailed look at ‘Search By Image’ here: google.com/insidesearch/
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An amalgamated historic library including Barratt’s Photo Press, Fleet Street News and London News Service.
A rare opportunity to own the full copyright of a historic, mainly black and white, glass plate library originating from the early 1900s to film negatives in the 1960s, ongoing to 1980. Totalling approximately 250,000 images.
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4 June – 30 October 2011 V&A/RIBA Architecture Gallery Room 128a at the V&A – FREE
Explore the work of Bedford Lemere & Co., the leading architectural photography company of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In business from the 1870s until the 1940s, Bedford Lemere and his son Harry Bedford Lemere pioneered professional architectural photography and set the standard for others to follow.
The display will present photographs and objects from the archives of English Heritage, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the V&A. Curated by Anne Woodward and Gary Woodward from English Heritage, it will explore Bedford Lemere & Co’s extraordinary client list, the evolving role of commercial photography and the lasting social significance of the images.
Accompanying the exhibition, English Heritage is publishing the book (cover above right) The Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co. by Nicholas Cooper. The book features over 250 photographs printed from the original negatives.
BoxOffice Magazine has uploaded a PDF of every issue from 1925 – present on their online Vault page – ‘Welcome to the home for nearly 3000 back issues of Boxoffice Magazine, the theatrical film business’ premier trade publication since 1920. Each week we post five issues from our vast archive which covers everyone from John Barrymore to Drew Barrymore. – don’t spend too long browsing!: The Vault
Getty Images announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Photolibrary. The acquisition was first announced on April 27 2011 and will bring Photolibrary’s renowned collections, including Peter Arnold and Oxford Scientific, to even more customers around the world.
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Performing arts photo library ArenaPAL is continuing it’s marketing programme by sponsoring a series of live personal interviews with major figures from the theatre world in which they talk about their work and the songs that inspire them, Arenapal are not only showcasing their extensive theatre archive, they are also supporting the Theatrical Guild a charity highly relevant to their field, who look after backstage and front of house personnel in need – and giving hundreds of people a great night out in the process.
If you didn’t manage to pick up the details from Arenapal’s table at fotofringe London on 11 May, here’s the information:TheStage – blog and the theatre here: Jermyn Street Theatre