A million first steps 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. Which brings me to the point of this release. We are looking for new, inventive ways to navigate, find and display these 'unseen illustrations'. The images were plucked from the pages as part of the 'Mechanical Curator', a creation of the British Library Labs project.
Indoor Navigation - solutions by infsoft Indoor navigation deals with navigation within buildings. Because GPS reception is normally non-existent inside buildings, other positioning technologies are used here when automatic positioning is desired. WiFi or beacons (Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE) are often used in this case to create a so-called "indoor GPS". Contrary to GPS, however, they also enable you to determine the actual floor level.
Netlabels : Free Music : Free Audio : Download & Streaming by Clinical Archives "CLINICAL ARCHIVES IS ABOUT EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF MUSIC" This is independent netlabel for eclectic and illogical music. The basic directions : abstract, avant-garde, alternative, indie, intuitive improvisation, free improv, jazz, fusion, electronic jazz, free jazz, funk, jam band, live electronic, experimental, experimental pop, dark disco, contemporary, manipulation, neo-classicism, illbient, ambient, musique concrète, noise, tape music, minimalism, acousmatic music, sound... Topic: Clinical Archives Sirona is an underground netlabel based in France.
Neil Young’s online music archive is here, and it’s fucking incredible If ever there was a time to listen to Neil Young, it’s today. The musician’s entire catalog is available to stream for free on his newly launched archival website. “We developed [the archive] to provide fans and historians with unprecedented access to all of my music and my entire archive in one convenient location,” writes Young in an open letter introducing the archive. Creative Commons and Public Domain Royalty Free Sounds Welcome to our Royalty Free Sounds from Creative Commons and Public Domain only at SoundBible.com These sounds are completely royalty free, meaning you can use them commercially without paying a cent. Why and how are these free? Well we've selected audio from Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, as well as Public Domain Sounds . Royalty Free Sounds Royalty Free Sounds are sounds that are free from royalties.
Song Directory M.U.S.I.C.'s Song Directory About the Directory: This directory references over 3,000 songs that may be incorporated into school lessons and activities. Localingual map lets you hear people from around the world Google's AI recently made Translate more powerful and capable than ever before. The cloud-based system can now accurately decipher entire sentences based on the context of the language, but while the service will give you the correct words, and for most countries an audio clip of the phrase, there'll still be regional accents and unfamiliar sounds you'll need to contest with. David Ding, a former Microsoft software engineer, has created Localingual to showcase the full range of these voices and highlight the globe's language diversity.
3-D Printers: Understanding Copyright, Fair Use, and More Libraries have been on the front lines of the digital revolution since its beginning. 3-D printing is the latest wave of this revolution, which continues to fundamentally change the way we access, process, and produce information. This technology brings digitization to the physical marketplace for the first time, by allowing people of all ages to use digital processes to create tangible items that can be used, traded, bought and sold. It promises progress across numerous industries and sectors. The burgeoning field of “bioprinting”—the printing of human organs—creates new opportunities for medical research; the use of 3-D printing in defense manufacturing enhances U.S. national security by allowing for the more efficient production and delivery of intricate items used by the military; and the successful deployment of 3-D printing technology to outer space heralds a day when thousands of miles and a lack of gravity no longer constrain the delivery of supplies to astronauts.
Ten of the best music apps for kids From hammering saucepans to bellowing Justin Bieber in the bath, many children love to make a musical racket. Inevitably, there are apps for that too. A range of developers have been finding inventive ways for children to explore creative music-making – or the world of music more generally – on tablets and smartphones. Ten of the best examples for Android and iOS are below. Prices are correct at the time of writing, and if you tap or click on the platform names, you’ll be taken directly to their app store listings. Internet Archive : Audio Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users. LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading.