Was just one of my nightly ideas ... ;-)
If regarded as usefull, it could be added to the Help:Content page as another short information until a proper help section is runnung.
Any ideas??? Islandhopper 19:28, 13 March 2007 (MDT)
Museum Image Copyright
I bumped into Tommy Watt (Museum Curator) yesterday and asked him about getting a blanket permission for use of the Shetland Museum and Archives Photo Library images directly on Shetlopedia. He says that this is completely OK so long as the watermarks are left. He also agreed that it should be made simple to find the image in the original library. That is best achieved by requiring that their unique photo number is added to the image's text during upload.
EM 14:18, 8 May 2008 (MDT)
When I think about it, wouldn't it be a good idea to require all these images to be consistently named during upload, e.g. ShetlandMuseumPhoto_R00918.jpg?
EM 14:28, 8 May 2008 (MDT)
- Thanks for that EM.
It's great to be able to use Museum images, but before we do, we have to make it simple to add their attribution to the images.
When I use pictures that I haven't taken myself, I always add a tag line to them, saying who took them. If we did this with museum pictures in a way that the tag line was a direct link back to the museum's own file, that would give them the credit they are due.
An example would be: Shetland Museum Image
It's simply an external link which can be added to the file when we upload it, and also added in the text below the picture when it's added to a page.
How does that sound?
Robbie 14:54, 8 May 2008 (MDT)
PS. Forgot to say. Agree with using their unique number in the upload file.
Robbie 14:56, 8 May 2008 (MDT)
I've uploaded an image from the Shetland Museum website to test it out. http://shetlopedia.com/Image:ShetlandMuseumPhoto_R02754.jpg
Cheers GaryWiki 16:46, 8 May 2008 (MDT)
EM 17:03, 8 May 2008 (MDT)