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December 15, 2013

British Library Puts 1,000,000 images into Public Domain

British Library Puts 1,000,000 images into Public Domain
Sample of Public Domain Image from British Library
This is exciting news and here is a snippet from the British Library's announcement

We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain.

The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.
You can access these public domain images at the British Library's Flickr Acoount

Image taken from:
Title: "The Coming of Father Christmas"
Author: MANNING, Eliza F.
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 11650.f.64."
Page: 17
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1894
Publisher: F. Warne & Co.
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 002368636

See more at A million first steps and The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there any way to search those images?