"Internet for Image Searching" free online tutorial to help staff and students in locating images for use in teaching and learning. "The emphasis is on hassle-free access to a vast range of copyright cleared photographs and other visual resources."
Images for Education A new JISC-funded initiative to make available free of charge over 500 hours of film and 56,000 photos to UK higher and further education institutions from Summer 2010
Graphics Gallery offers a series of labeled diagrams with explanations representing the important processes of biotechnology. Each diagram is followed by a summary of information, providing a context for the process illustrated. Part of the US National Health Museum 'Access Excellence Resource Center which also contains links to animations and other visual resources.
Your HEA Subject Centre will usually include links to relevant subject-specific teaching materials including image banks. See also:
Intute - a database of online resources for higher education and research selected and evaluated by subject specialists. It is divided into four areas: Science & Technology, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences and health & Life Sciences. Within each a search for 'images' or 'video' will bring up a very wide range of resources and collections, such as the two examples below:
Visual Arts Database Service Originally part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) VADS is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 11 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in teaching, learning and research in the UK. See also The Digital Picture a JISC-funded initiative to produce an overview of issues and potential solutions relating to the effects of the digital image revolution on the UK arts education community
OESIS, the Oxford Earth Sciences Image Store 'contains field photographs, photomicrographs, photos of teaching specimens, explanatory diagrams and other image-based material, contributed by leading geoscientists and photographers. The medium-resolution images are freely downloadable for non-commercial use'.
Moving History This website is a research guide to the United Kingdom’s twelve public sector film archives and a showcase for their collections. Moving History's role is to show, describe and provide links to these key collections located around the UK. Screen Archive South East is based at the University of Brighton.
British Film and Video Council (BUFVC) promotes the production, study and use of moving image, sound and related media in higher education and research. Includes specialist databases of audio-visual materials for use in higher and further education, the Researcher's Guide Online, the Moving Image Gateway. Other services include Off-air Television Recording back-up service for educational institutions. BUFVC also run regular one day courses and workshops related to the use of moving image in learning, teaching and research including copyright, streaming and shooting with high definition video.
Newsfilm Online NewsFilm Online is a JISC-funded service comprising a selection of news stories and programme scripts from the ITN/Reuters archives – some 3,000 hours of footage; c. 60,000 stories dating back to the 1910’s. The link here takes you to the demonstration site which has some fifty news clips freely available for downloading to all users. The full Newsfilm Online (with 3,000 hours of television news and cinema newsreels, taken from the huge collection of the ITN/Reuters archive), is now available to staff and students of subscribing universities, with clear and comprehensible searching. You can access the log-in page from the demonstration site or directly at http://www.nfo.ac.uk
Film and Sound Online is a JISC-funded set of collections of film, video and sound material. Several hundred hours of high-quality material are available for download, either in full or as segments, and can be used freely in learning, teaching and research.