[OpenGLAM-at] Fwd: FW: [Air-L] 500 years of the images of the world's books now on flickr

Sally Deffor sally.deffor at okfn.org
Mon Sep 1 07:32:05 UTC 2014

From: Air-L <air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org> on behalf of kalev leetaru <
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Sent: 30 August 2014 17:52
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Subject: [Air-L] 500 years of the images of the world's books now on flickr

For those interested in images, especially the evolution of visual themes
over time, you might find of interest my latest collaboration with the
Internet Archive and Flickr to extract the images of the Archive's 600
million pages of digitized books dating back 500 years from over 1,000 of
the world's libraries, 2.7M of which are now available on Flickr (the rest
will be uploaded over the coming months to ensure a constant dynamically
updated stream), browseable and searchable by the book metadata and the
text surrounding each image on the page.

There's a breathtaking range of topics, events, locations covered in the
collection, but one humorous theme that the BBC article notes is that even
100 years ago people were dressing up their cats and publishing pictures of
them (




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