Leonardo da Vinci's Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages. Quick, what do you know about Leonardo da Vinci?
He painted the Mona Lisa! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying machines! He was a genius about, um… a lot of other… things… and, um, stuff... Okay, I’m sure you know a bit more than that, but unless you’re a Renaissance scholar, you’re certain to find yourself amazed and surprised at how much you didn’t know about the quintessential Renaissance man when you encounter a compilation of his notebooks—Codex Arundel—which has been digitized by the British Library and made available to the public.
The notebook, writes Jonathan Jones at The Guardian, represents “the living record of a universal mind.” For hundreds of years, the huge, secretive collection of manuscripts remained mostly unseen by all but the most rarified of collectors. Digitised Manuscripts. Japanese Illustrated Books from the Edo and Meiji Periods. The Freer|Sackler Library's collection of illustrated Japanese rare books includes over 1,000 volumes previously owned by Charles Lang Freer. Often filled with color illustrations, many are by famous artists such as Andō Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai. Bibliothèque Forney - Paris - beaux arts.
The Morgan Library & Museum Online Exhibitions. Bibliotheque numerique inha. ENSAM Bibliotheque patrimoniale numerique. British Library posts 1 million copyright-free images online. Elements of telegraphic style, 1928 Nelson E. Ross’s “small booklet” sets out the principles of sending telegrams “in the most economical manner possible,” so you can take full advantage of a communications medium that “annihilates distance and commands immediate attention.” Blumoo turns your mobile device into a universal remote and it's 47% off Why buy one of those expensive and confusing universal remotes, clogged with enough buttons to launch a space shuttle, when you could accomplish the same electronic control right on your favorite mobile device? The Blumoo Universal Remote, now just $52.99 in the Boing Boing Store, harnesses the audio power of all your household equipment right […]
Yale Center for British Art Releases Thousands of Public Domain Images. This exciting news, in conjunction with Public Domain Day, comes to us from Melissa Fournier, Manager of Imaging Services and Intellectual Property at the Yale Center for British Art.
We are pleased to share news from the Yale Center for British Art about the recent release of more than 22,000 additional high-resolution digital images of works in the public domain to our online collection. This new release contains a treasure trove of images of over 1,700 prints after works byLowering the barriers between [our] digitized resources and their users is critical for the advancement of knowledge.J. M. W. Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse. Today we are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads.
No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse! The release of more than 180,000 digitized items represents both a simplification and an enhancement of digital access to a trove of unique and rare materials: a removal of administration fees and processes from public domain content, and also improvements to interfaces — popular and technical — to the digital assets themselves. Online users of the NYPL Digital Collections website will find more prominent download links and filters highlighting restriction-free content; while more technically inclined users will also benefit from updates to the Digital Collections API enabling bulk use and analysis, as well as data exports and utilities posted to NYPL's GitHub account.
We've made it easier than ever to search, browse, and download public domain items in Digital Collections. La bibliothèque publique de New York met en ligne 180.000 images libres de droit. Temps de lecture: 2 min — Repéré sur NYPL.ORG Sur le site de la bibliothèque publique de New York, il est désormais possible de télécharger gratuitement plus de 180.000 images libres de droit, y compris des photos de New York dans les années 1930, une collection de vingt mille cartes anciennes et des manuscrits de poètes.
L'équipe de la bibliothèque encourage les internautes à se réapproprier les images de manière créative, et donne comme exemple ce GIF posté sur Twitter: Que faites-vous avec nos images dans le domaine public? Dites nous avec #nyplremix. Ou celui-ci, fait à partir d'une des milliers de gravures animalières disponibles en ligne: Une grande collection de cartes postales historiques est disponible, comme celle-ci, qui représente une «bovinemobile», soit une charrette tirée par un buffle à Savannah en Géorgie en 1905. Free cultural works! Come get your free cultural works! It’s official: pictures in the Folger’s Digital Image Collection are now licensed CC BY-SA!
That is, they can be used under a Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 4.0 International License, one of the two Creative Commons licenses “approved for free cultural works.” That’s almost 80,000 images, and counting. We’ve already started adding images to Wikimedia Commons for use in Wikipedia and elsewhere, and encourage you to do the same. Here’s the message that now appears at the bottom of every page in the database: I’m not a lawyer, but basically this means you can do whatever you want with Folger digital images as long as you say that they’re from the Folger, and as long as you keep the cycle of sharing going by freely sharing whatever you’re making (UPDATE: This is “free” as in “freedom” or “free speech”—whether use is commercial or not doesn’t make a difference with a CC BY-SA license). Let’s take look at some examples… (Sorry, couldn’t resist the visual pun.) Harvard - Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images.
When you are adding images, videos and other content that you did not create to your presentation, it is important to make sure that you are not violating anyone's copyright.
One way to do so is to find public domain images for your presentations. Copyright.gov explains the public domain as follows: "A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner. " Because such works can be used without first seeking permission, they are ideal for many projects, particularly those that will extend beyond educational uses. Note: Even if a work that you use is in the public domain, it is advisable to provide attribution for the work or, at a minimum, keep a record of the attribution of the work, so that you or other interested parties can find it later if necessary. The British Library's Photostream.
15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online - Asian and African studies blog. Asian and African Studies have just uploaded more than 15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online.
This is the result of two years' work in an ongoing project sponsored by the Iran Heritage Foundation together with the Bahari Foundation, the Barakat Trust, the Friends of the British Library, the Soudavar Memorial Foundation and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. The jackal Dimnah tricks the ox Shanzabah into believing that his former friend the lion had turned against him, and was intending to eat him. Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: The New York Public Library, Bodleian, Smithsonian & More.