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" Advances taking place in digital imaging technology and projection are changing the way that libraries acquire images for classroom and research use. In the teaching of the visual arts and other subjects where material culture is at the heart of the discipline, pictures of objects are used as surrogates for actual artifacts, since pictorial surrogates allow instructors to talk about a work without having the actual piece present. One of the major changes in image acquisition brought about by new technology is that image vendors and the educational community are now much more attuned to the regulations of copyright and image ownership, thus changing the way institutions acquire images for their visual collections. When it comes to acquiring images for Web-based image databases and image-intensive instructional Web sites, librarians must consider copyright, image ownership, and licensing. With fair use being reconsidered, license agreements between the image owner and the educational institution require negotiation, and these agreements come in as many sizes, shapes, and colors as the images themselves. Presents two case studies involving projects that required the acquisition of actual images, and describes the ways in which the images were purchased and licensed for use in electronic media delivery." EBSCOhost. "Licensing issues in the acquisition of slides, digital images, and digital reproduction rights for two digital image projects at Western Michigan University."

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Haddock, Miranda Howard. "Licensing Issues in the Acquisition of Slides, Digital Images, and Digital Reproduction Rights for Two Digital Image Projects at Western Michigan University" Against the Grain. 15. 2 (2003): 89-92.