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

Jane Ross source21 at telus.net
Tue Jan 21 19:58:40 UTC 2014

This is very good news! Thank you.

The Wellcome Library will be a tremendous resource for individuals and organizations that are outside of higher education, industry and other sources of readily-available information.

Best regards

 Jane Ross, PhD. President
Association for Life-wide Living (ALL) of Alberta
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Subject: [OER] Wellcome Library: 100, 000 high resolution images (CC BY) of manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography, and advertisements

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
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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 stuff!"





Cable Green, PhD
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