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Online Contest: Image Detective. Day 5

As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

Please submit your response below. See contest rules, prizes, and contact information here.

Thursday challenge answer:

Long exposure of a tree hit by lightning is an example of passing an image of what it is not by adding a false caption. It was originally created as an art project. Read the description of the techniques used to create the original image. The other images are real.

Today’s challenge:

Which of these images is/are real? What fakery techniques (digital manipulation, cropping, false caption, etc.) were used for fake images? How did you verify image authenticity?

Image 1: Oscar Meyer wiener jet

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Image 2: Airplane crossing

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Image 3: crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

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Submit your answer below. Make sure you answer all the questions fully!

Friday Challenge

Come back next week to see the answer and meet the winners!

Online Contest: Image Detective. Day 4

As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

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Government Resources on Ebola

fdlp-emblem-colorThe U.S. Government Printing Office’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications offers access to a variety of Federal Government information Resources on Ebola.

A wide range of information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is available, including facts about Ebola; various preparedness checklists for patients, hospitals, and healthcare coalitions; and a handout on “What you Need to Know About Ebola.”

Online Contest: Image Detective. Day 3.

As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

Please submit your response below. See contest rules, prizes, and contact information here.

Tuesday challenge answer:

All images were manipulated in some way.
- An unknown hoaxer digitally added the cigarette into the photo of President Obama. The altered picture has been appearing online since 2008.  The original photo was taken in August 2004 Aug. 3, 2004 while then-State Sen. Obama met with constituents at the University of Illinois while campaigning to become a U.S. Senator.
- President Lincoln never posed for this portrait. It is a composite of Lincoln’s head and the body of southern politician John C. Calhoun.
- Goebbels was originally in the picture next to Hitler, but after he fell out of favor with Hitler he was removed from the group in the picture and you can see his body outline if you look closer. See this and other doctored historic photos.

Today’s challenge:

Which of these images is/are real? What fakery techniques (digital manipulation, cropping, false caption, etc.) were used for fake images? How did you verify image authenticity?

Image 1: Tree of 40 fruit

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Image 2: Japanese Mood Melon

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Image 3: Red creek bed

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Submit your answer below. Make sure you answer all the questions fully!

Wednesday Challenge

Come back tomorrow for a new question and the answer to today’s challenge!

Tennis at the Library

t_teamsUC Libraries and the UC Table Tennis Team co-sponsored a table tennis tournament Oct. 17th.  The collaborative effort was an event in the Langsam Connect Diversity Series.  A library team made up of Dean Xiamao Wang and other players from the library took on the four winners from the TTC, for a grand finale, with the TTC the champ!

Watch the video of the tournament highlights.

By Rosemary Franklin and Olga Hart

 

Online Contest: Image Detective. Day 2. You still CAN win additional prizes

As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

Continue reading

Online Contest: Image Detective

The University of Cincinnati Libraries are celebrating National Information Literacy Awareness Month by offering our students an opportunity to demonstrate their research and critical thinking skills and win prizes by participating in an online contest.

We challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

Continue reading

Looking at Campus From the Air

By: Iman Said, ARB Intern, 2014-2015

Last year, Morgens Hall reopened its doors as one of the nicest residence halls on campus. It had spent about a year in renovations that replaced the brick building with floor to ceiling glass and removed the balconies to allow for more interior space. With renovations for Scioto Hall scheduled to begin next year, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about how fluid campus is.

Aerial Photo of Campus, 1937

Aerial Photo of Campus, 1937

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Coming Soon: Online Contest to Celebrate National Information Literacy Awareness Month

NILM2014_OHDuring the month of October the University of Cincinnati Libraries join other libraries nationwide in celebrating National Information Literacy Awareness Month.

Information literacy is a very important life-learning skill. It involves finding, evaluating, interpreting, managing, and using information to answer questions and develop new ones; and creating new knowledge through ethical participation in communities of learning, scholarship, and practice.

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