One Writer’s Journey

December 26, 2013

British library releases digital images for public use

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:09 am

11228106243_cfaba62d0f_zThe British Library recently released over 1,000,000 digial images.  As they state it:

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.

To make the images more readily searchable, the Library has tagged them by book (number), year, and author.

Read more about this endeavor here or take a look at more of the images here.

–SueBE

 

 

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