[Clipart] Openclipart - striptease girl

jon at rejon.org jon at rejon.org
Thu Jul 22 05:40:13 PDT 2010

Yes, totally! Leonardo, you are a librarian, right? Nathan, how is
your librarian status? We need your help :)


On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 6:20 AM, Leonardo Cunha <laobcunha at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with Nathan. As I have already said, lots of people don't tag appropriately, so searching and filtering becomes a problem. That is a kind of work that grows exponentially. There is a need of more librarians or a category of users allowed to change tags and descriptions.
> I search for "car" and there is only 1 car in the first 23 results... :(
> Best regards,
> Leonardo Cunha
> 2010/7/21 Nathan Eady <eady at galion.lib.oh.us>
>> chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com> writes:
>> > I'm aware of the clipart, I don't necessarily agree with the
>> > decision to hide them.  Was it due to the title and wording only or
>> > the fact that they can be undressed?  What's the way forward with
>> > these types of cliparts?  Where's the line?  Is it if the title or
>> > tags says such things, or is it any clipart that can be "undressed"
>> > irrespective of words?
>> I think they need to have whatever keywords are necessary to inform
>> people who are deliberately filtering out images that contain nudity
>> in a sexual context (or computer programs that are attempting to do so
>> automatically) that these images match that criterion and should be
>> filtered out.  Elementary schools, for instance, might want to provide
>> a clipart collection to their students, and such images would most
>> likely be unwelcome in such a collection.  So it needs to be
>> relatively easy to filter them out.
>> In general, I think we could stand to do a lot more editing work on
>> the keywords, to make the collection more searchable, more sortable,
>> and more filterable.  Anything that obviously depicts alcohol or
>> tobacco should have an appropriate keyword for that, for example, and
>> currently some of them don't.  Many images are hard to find because
>> they lack the words people would use to try to find them.  Other
>> keywords appear on virtually every image for no apparent reason, so
>> that it's unnecessarily difficult to find the images that are actually
>> relevant.  (Try, for instance, to search for an image of a book, and
>> you'll see what I mean about irrelevant results.)
>> --
>> Nathan Eady
>> Galion Public Library
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