There are so many books to read, movies to watch, television series to binge on, cute people to kiss, cities to visit, friends to make, people to meet, projects to hear about that it seriously, seriously stresses me out sometimes.
“People who hate to lose are not going to go through with a running career because you have to lose and lose and lose to get to a point where you can win, to get to a place where you’ll lose again.”—Tom Derderian talking about runners like Eric trying to make the Olympic marathon trials. (via npr8)
"uhh why don’t you come down to me because i’ll never find parking after a date and then you have to deal with this instead of me"
"i live in this neighborhood so i don’t know yr area"
OH WAIT THAT’S WHERE EMILY LIVES “actually yr neighborhood would be super convenient” TO SETTING UP A POST DATE SLUMBER PARTY WHERE I WILL IMMEDIATELY TELL MY BEST FRIEND ABOUT WHAT YOU WORE AND WHAT YOU SAID AND HOW I’M AFRAID OF YOU
City Hall is laying the groundwork for a major overhaul of the city-owned market that could cost up to $25 million … But officials acknowledge that managing what happens outside is vital to achieving success inside.
i’ve been fiddling around with guitars whenever i’m in the same room as one for the past couple of years. i used to play guitar pretty decently (along with a myriad of other instruments) but i gave it up because i just didn’t have a strong passion for music. not in the way i saw it in friends who were pursuing it, at least.
anyways i picked up emily’s last night and sang and played and it felt really good. wasn’t just fiddling and trying to remember the last classical piece i had been working on. now my fingers hurt.
The company just made tens of millions of its photos free for noncommercial use.
I like the direction Getty is going. It’s not a perfect model, but nothing is. I think it’s a step in the right direction, especially for librarians that need images for their flyers and displays. I’m pretty sick of seeing and using the same old clip art and don’t really have time to scour the web for free images. The embedding of the registered trademark doesn’t bother me one bit, personally. I’m all for giving credit where credit is due. As for the gathering of user info, let’s face it, it’s being done everywhere else already. there has to be some sort of compromise taking place and this seems pretty reasonable to me.
The murkiness of the legal terms makes me wonder which side libraries would fall on in this battle. Libraries are “non-commercial,” obviously, but do we fall under the first stipulation for “editorial” purposes (we might get away with it under the guise of public interest). Would we then get stuck because libraries offer a service, which these images would promote?
But I think the important thing here is that this is an embedding service, meaning we can use the images on blogs and the like—not that we can download the images and use them on flyers, posters, or displays. Getty is making these images “free” as embeddable images because that means they still have control over them, and all clicks lead back to Getty. That doesn’t work in a downloadable format. As the article mentions at the end, it will be easy to find images without the copyright or watermark that can be downloaded, but that’s what bloggers breaking copyright law are already doing. So, basically, librarians could easily use these stock photos in blog posts. Displays? Not so much, at least, not while respecting Getty and copyright law (possibly. The terms are really vague).
You are totally right! They would have to be limited to online content. I got a little ahead of myself. I need to edit my original post. We do online “flyers” on our website and social media, so this will be great source for images, in that sense. Like you said, it’s murky when it comes to using the images to promote services the library offers.
As librarians, we all know the kind of grossness that must be residing on our public computers’ keyboards. It’s better just not to think about it. Unfortunately, the contents of our computers are just as unclean.
This is a hypothesis in need of a research study and I don’t have stats to give you….
I just read all your posts in this series, and it’s great food for thought. I definitely have some questions and issues I want to address at work now. Thank you!
“Yo, I want to meet but I’ve been seeing this dude, like casually, you know? That weird gray area we 20 somethings tend to find ourselves; and it’s ending which is why I find myself back on OKCupid but like I’m kind of an emotional mess because of it right now and the idea of meeting a stranger who has the potential to want to date me or get to know me better or become part of my life in any way shape or form is absolutely terrifying. So, can I message you next week? I think I’ll be more normal then.”—Messages I would send if I were more candid and honest to strangers on the internet.