[okfn-discuss] Magic Lantern Slide Freedom

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Apr 7 20:03:55 UTC 2009

What a great project! I'd love to see images of the slides.

Regarding other recent cases I guess you've also seen the hundreds of
thousands of images donated by German cultural heritage institutions
to Wikimedia under an open license:

  * 250,000 images from Land Library of Saxony-State and University
Library Dresden
    * http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deutsche_Fotothek
  * 100,000 images from Bundesarchiv
    * http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Bundesarchiv

We had talks about this, and other things, on the second day of the
5th COMMUNIA Workshop:



On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 8:40 PM, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:
> I had a chat with someone about a Leicester county council project to
> digitize magic lantern slides (old photographic slides). Given the
> county's and the project's objectives, they argue that making
> the scans freely (for a copyleft or public domain equivalent value of
> "free") seems like a good idea. And I agree. But I'm not in
> Leicestershire, I'm not an expert on this kind of project, and apart
> from flickr commons and wikipedia loves art I don't really know of many
> institutional CC projects.
> So if anyone can help sell the council on making the images free, knows
> anyone who could, or knows of any good case studies let me know and I'll
> forward you on.
> This pdf contains a description of the project -
> http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/298_cs679_photo_digitiation__access_project_worker_cs679-2.pdf
> Thanks.
> - Rob.
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Jonathan Gray

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