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

Stephen Downes stephen at downes.ca
Tue Jan 21 22:40:22 UTC 2014

Hiya all,


It's worth noting that a great many of the images in the database are also
listed as 'rights managed', which I'm finding frequently means this:


Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 UK: England &
Wales, see http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/page/Prices.html


The page listed says: 

"All low res images on this site are freely available for download for
personal, academic teaching or study use, under one of two Creative Commons
licences. For further details please see our Terms of Use
<http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/page/Terms.html?> .

"Hi-res historical images are also available to download from this site free
of charge, for any usage, under a Creative Commons Attribution Only - CC-BY

"For new photography, larger electronic files or prints, please see the
price list below. Prices exclude VAT and postage."

I'm not sure what the cut-off is between 'historical' and 'contemporary'
images, but the historical images appear very old (several are dated 1906)
suggesting they may actually be in the public domain (making the CC-by
license overkill, and arguably inapplicable).


So I would say that this is *in fact* a distribution of a great many of CC
by-NC-SA images, with an additional distribution of many public domain


Not that I'm criticizing them; it's probably how I'd do it. But I would
refrain from saying this is a large release of CC-by images.


-- Stephen





From:  Cable Green
Sent: January 21, 2014 3:15 PM


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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









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