images/video sought for new OFSL website

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 11:58 AM
To: Peter, Dave -FS < >
Cc: Sands, Yasmeen S -FS < >
Subject: RE: images/video sought for new OFSL website


I am grateful, and believe our site visitors will enjoy these photos.

Am I correct to assume photographer credit should go to you?

If not, I can credit to the lab only or to a person you name.

Also, can you let me know if there are any copyright restrictions?

If there are, my practice is to include a statement in the image metadata or caption such as, “Image by Peter Dave, used with permission.”

If there are no copyright restrictions, the assumption is generally “These images were taken by a U.S. government employee on government time and are therefore considered in the public domain.”

We may not use *all* of your images for the new lab Web page, but I personally see value in adding all of them to the PNWRS Flickr site, so I’m cc’ing Yasmeen, who manages the Station’s social media.

If these images are public domain, I think they might be good candidates for Flickr.

If the images aren’t public domain, I suspect we will not post to Flickr (But I’ll definitely check with Yasmeen to see if we’d use them if the photographer was willing / appropriate rights were communicated).

Yasmeen, I’ll upload these images to the internal Web Team sharepoint, and send you a link.



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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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