[KS] Pictori update
robertneff103 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 00:32:26 EDT 2014
Thank you Dr. Maliangkay for once again bringing our attention to the
wonderful collection of Pictori. I was especially pleased with the mining
photographs - having collected a large number of photographs (many of them
copies provided by family members of the miners) - I was a little surprised
to see so many that were new to me. It appears that there were some miners
or perhaps a local photographer that sold copies of their pictures to other
miners. Fascinating material.
On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 8:41 AM, Roald Maliangkaij <
roald.maliangkay at anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> Having read the important recent post by Brother Anthony (and Thomas
> Duvernay) warning us of the potential abuse of pictures from Okinawa Soba's
> Flickr website, I believe it is a good time to announce a major update of
> the Pictori image library website.
> Following the very good advice and comments from list members, we have
> rebuilt and reorganised the Pictori website, and added categories, changed
> the logo, and increased the size of the watermark (for additional
> protection). Please note that only registered members can see large
> versions of images. Registering also allows users to share, upload and
> manage their own collections, and do so within a well-protected environment
> (via ANU web servers, which are all carefully protected and backed up
> constantly). Your uploads remain your property.
> Unlike Flickr, Pictori offers the option of watermarking your images. I
> also noticed that several of my images on Pictori that I had not
> watermarked were shared on Facebook without any mention of the source, so I
> would recommend watermarking your images, and even allowing only
> smaller-size versions of your images to be viewed. I have so far not found
> any of the watermarked ones (small or large) to have been shared without my
> Please note that the site now includes approximately 100 unique photos
> taken by Harold Hardy-Smith, a mining engineer who lived in Korea and Japan
> around the years 1914 to 1916. Among the scenes are weddings, shaman
> rituals and market places.
> I sincerely hope more people will sign up and share images. Please see
> the * about* page for more info on how to use the site and the pictures.
> Dr. Roald H. Maliangkay
> Head, Dept. of Korean Studies
> College of Asia & the Pacific
> Baldessin Precinct Building #110, Room E4.37
> The Australian National University
> Acton, Canberra ACT 0200,
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