The World on Reserve

Bill Barrett's Page of Resources on the Internet

After all, this is what the Internet's about! These links are related to various classes I teach, or to other things I'm interested in. When these pages were created, all the links worked. Nevertheless, it's also the nature of the Net to be constantly changing and evolving; sometimes that means that wonderful resources become unavailable because they are only on line for a limited time, their owner moves them to a new address, or they are removed entirely. If any of the pages directly linked to one of the pages here no longer works, please tell me! (Suggestions for additional related links are always appreciated too.)

Webster University has developed a Computer Technologies Acceptable Use Policy. If you're a member of the Webster community, you are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with this policy. (We think it's a pretty good one. OK, I'm biased; I was on the subcommittee that wrote it.)

Getting where you want to go

There are many ways of searching the Internet, and Ed's Search Tools seems to have collected most of them in one place. (Hint: Since each "search engine" is slightly different, be sure to look at the "help" or "tips" as you visit each search site.)

The Eden-Webster Library participates in a state-wide educational library consortium called Mobius, and has many online databases available.

Other useful places for various kinds of research include the Internet Movie Database.

Photography pages

The Farm Security Administration Photographic Project
Magnum photographic agency
Robert Frank

The PDN Photo Source Book has a searchable database.
Collections of "links to links" on photography
Some of my students have written reviews of photography-related web sites, and they'd like to share them with you.

And while we're on the topic, the Webster University Journal (for which I'm the Photo Advisor) has developed a Policy for the Ethical Use of Photographs.

Other pages on topics that I care about

Want to create your own Web pages? Start here.
Chinua Achebe and Things Fall Apart
Daniel Berrigan
and The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
Il Cantico del Sole di Francesco di Assisi

Professionally, I'm a member of the American Association of University Professors, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Photographic Administrators, Inc. (PAI), the Photographic Imaging Educators Association (PIEA), and the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).

Personally, I also belong to Amnesty International, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Pax Christi USA, and the War Resisters League.

Internet Listserv groups use e-mail to discuss topics of particular concern to a list's members (who often number in the hundreds). Among the photo related lists I've found valuable are Photoforum (which includes many photo instructors and students), the Photo News Network's Professional Forums, NPPA-L (photojournalists and TV journalists), the Leica Users Group and Rollei Users Group (yes, we mostly talk about equipment), a Photoshop group (about that digital imaging software program) and FotoRed (para fotógrafos de habla español). Are you new to on-line discussion groups? Read the "rules of the road" before you jump in!