[Open-education] Wellcome Library: 100, 000 high resolution images (CC BY) of manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography, and advertisements

Cable Green cable at creativecommons.org
Tue Jan 21 19:14:43 UTC 2014

In case you missed this good news.


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From: Joris Pekel <jpekel at gmail.com>
Date: 21 January 2014 13:03
Subject: [OpenGLAM] Wellcome
To: "open-glam at lists.okfn.org" <open-glam at lists.okfn.org>

Dear all,

For those of you not on Twitter, yesterday the Wellcome Library announced
yesterday that they have made over 100,000 high resolution images of
manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography, and advertisements
available using a CC-BY license.


The images are of really high quality and many great treasures in general
to be found. See for some highlights the selection made by the Public
Domain Review. The article says:

"This move by the Wellcome is yet another recent example of a hugely
respected institution releasing digitisations of its public domain content
under an open license – with the last 6 months seeing The Getty and The
British Library making similar moves. It’s a really promising sign of a
more general shift toward opening up public domain content that we’ve seen
taking place in the cultural sector over the last couple of years.
Wonderful stuff!"






Cable Green, PhD
Director of Global Learning
Creative Commons
@cgreen <http://twitter.com/cgreen>
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