Standard Two – find and access

Please discuss Standard Two.

Standard Two

The visually literate student finds and accesses needed images and visual media effectively and efficiently.

Performance indicators:

1.       The visually literate student selects the most appropriate sources and retrieval systems for finding and accessing needed images and visual media.

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Identifies interdisciplinary and discipline-specific image sources
    b.      Articulates the advantages and disadvantages of various types of image sources and retrieval systems
    c.       Describes how the image search process is affected by image rights and use restrictions
    d.      Uses specialized online or in-person services to select image sources (e.g., online research guides, image and reference librarians, curators, archivists, disciplinary experts)
    e.      Selects the most appropriate image sources for the current project

2.       The visually literate student conducts effective image searches.

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Develops a search strategy appropriate to the image need and aligned with available resources
    b.      Recognizes the role of textual information in providing access to image content, and identifies types of textual information and metadata typically associated with images (e.g., captions or other descriptions, personal or user-generated tags, creator information, repository names, title keywords, descriptions of visual content)
    c.       Recognizes that images are often organized differently than text-based information and that this affects the way images can be accessed (e.g., absence of full-text search, variations in controlled vocabularies, lack of subject terms)
    d.      Identifies keywords, synonyms, and related terms for the image needed, and maps those terms to the vocabulary used in the image source
    e.      Performs image and topical research concurrently, with each informing the other in an iterative resource-gathering process
    f.        Assesses the quality, quantity, and appropriateness of images retrieved, and revises the search strategy as necessary

3.       The visually literate student acquires and organizes images and source information.

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Uses  appropriate technologies to retrieve or reproduce the needed image (e.g., download functions, copy and paste, scanners, cameras)
    b.      Organizes images and the information that accompanies them for personal retrieval, reuse, and scholarly citation

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