Photographs are heavily used and it is important to include a full reference to a photograph's description and/or location and the unique number, so that other people can locate the image in the State Library's collections for themselves. As an example, the Library has thousands of photographs of ships, so references that include the full description/location/date avoid unnecessary confusion.
Images in the Library's Pictorial Collections often have a number beginning with B, for example B 7719 below.
Some images are part of a Personal Record Group, so their identifying number may be longer, such as PRG 1373/2/75 on the right. This particular image is from the Edwardes collection. Other collections include the Searcy Collection PRG 280, the Arthur Collection BRG 247 and the Godson Collection PRG 1258.
Images in named collections that are not online are generally identified by the name of the collection they belong to, such as the Godson Collection of River Murray vessels. Example: Paddle steamer Marion at Torrumbarry Lock, ca1935. SLSA: Godson Collection Vol 90.
The State Library of SA has released more than 100,000 online images to the public domain. This allows customers to more easily access, use and reuse material that has no known copyright restrictions.
Public domain images are tagged "No known copyright restrictions" and have a link to Conditions of use.
While permission to use such items for any purpose, including publication, is not required, an acknowledgement of the State Library is still necessary. Acknowledgement should include the phrase State Library of South Australia (or SLSA) followed by the unique identifying number, in the case of the images here, PRG 1373/2/75 and B 7719.
Where the photograph is to appear on a website the words State Library of South Australia should form a link to the page holding the image in the State Library of South Australia website. The relevant URL for the citation is to the image in the Collection view eg http://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+1419/8
Please note that the URLs are active at this time, and while the State Library of South Australia endeavours to ensure that these links are persistent, they may change in the future.