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Friday, August 7, 2015

British Library Release Over One Million Public Domain Images

British Library Releases Over a Million Public Domain Images

Mark Frauenfelder | August 5, 2015

The British Library uploaded over one million scanned images to Flickr, designating them as public domain for all to share and use. Quartz has an article about the project.

<more at; related link: (How to access a million stunning, copyright-free antique illustrations released by the British Library. August 1, 2015. ["In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So far, these images, which range from Restoration-era cartoons to colonial explorers’ early photographs, have been used on rugs, album covers, gift tags, a mapping project, and an art installation at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, among other things.:]) and (One Million Images Released by British Library in Collective Effort to Improve Data & Depiction. July 23, 2015)>

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