IAP 2010: Tips & Techniques for Searching for Images Online

Searching for visual content in online environments is often confusing even for those who are quite experienced with text-based searching. An effective search and discovery method for images requires that one become more visually literate. In fact, because of the current proliferation of images visual literacy has increased in importance during the 21st century.

This session will focus on strategies for finding images in image repositories. Tips will be offered to help you construct an effective search. Unidentified images will be projected and participants will analyze and “interpret” the images in order to understand how to retrieve them in the digital environment. Participants will have an opportunity to practice searching through challenging hands-on exercises.

WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2:30 – 3:30pm

WHERE: DIRC, 14N-132

Contact Jolene de Verges with any questions.

Check out the MIT Libraries’ full schedule of IAP sessions.