Japanese-Style Gardens of the Pacific West Coast
Melba Levick (Photographer) and Kendall Brown
This project is done on my own time. Until May 2000 it
was hosted by the University of Pennsylvania
where I was a student and then a lecturer and then a software developer.
I work a full-time job in addition to teaching and
consulting, so I
cannot do as many additions to the site as I might like. It has been a labor
of love since 1995, but it has reached a point
where I cannot maintain it alone.
Over the past few years, I've slowly begun to accept
content submissions from others. The Humes Stroll Garden article was written
by another landscape architecture student. The majority of images on the site
are now no longer my own but those of many other contributors. Like you,
these contributors are visitors to the site
that made the generous gesture of offering their slide collections, digital snapshots
and other contributions. You see the results on every page of the site.
Contributions to the site may include any of the following:
- Corrections to incorrect information such as garden locations, hours, prices, etc.
- Filling in the many blanks on garden and plant information.
- Details on a book or article, whether it is currently listed in the bibliography or not.
- Articles about individual gardens and plants.
- Images of public Japanese gardens.
- Images of plants that are commonly used in Japanese gardens.
Guidelines and Notes for content submissions:
- E-mail corrections and missing information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-mail articles about gardens and plants to email@example.com
- Images should be in a digital format. They should be 72 dpi resolution and at least
250 x 380 pixels. Only photos of public or quasi-public japanese gardens or plants that commonly appear in such
gardens will be considered. If you wish to contribute photos of your private gardens, please
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss it. I'd
like to be able to accomodate such requests, but it will be on a case-by-case basis for now.
- The only exception to the above image
requirements would be the contribution of
a large slide collection. If funds permit, JGarden.org will consider partially
defraying the cost of scanning the slide collections to Kodak PhotoCD's. A copy of the
CD will be sent to the owner of the slides when the slides are returned. It may be
necessary to own a license to image manipulation software such as Photoshop or Photoshop LE
in order to use the images the Kodak PhotoCD's.
- Ownership of images and written material will be noted whenever the
material is displayed. If portions of your writing are used as part of a
larger article, your authorship will be cited appropriately.
- We may reject the submission at our discretion.
- Once you make a contribution to the site
JGarden.org will retain the right to use and edit the material in an appropriate manner.
- You will always retain the right to withdraw your photographic and written materials from
the site at your request.
- JGarden.org will, under no circumstances, redistribute your
material for commercial use or for any other purpose. Please be aware, however, that
the nature of the World Wide Web makes it impossible for us to control other visitors
use of your material. We will endeavor to limit that use when it is discovered, but
this will be limited by our capability to discover copyright abusers. Please see our
copyright statement for more information.
- If it is not possible to e-mail submissions, alternatively, you may send them to:
1911 Brandywine St
Philadelphia, PA 19130