Tag Archives: publicdomain

LACMA launches new collection site with 20k public domain images

The Los Angeles County Museum of art said on their Tumblr on Friday “Dear Tumblr-verse, Merry Christmas: we just gave you 20,000 high-resolution images, for free. Now we have just one question: what are you going to do with them?” … Continue reading

Posted in hi | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

interview with Michael Barera, Ford Presidential Library’s new Wikipedian in Residence

White campaign tab with “WIN” in bold, red letters accompanied by a small red fish. I had read with interest the articles that came out recently about the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library getting a Wikipedian in Residence. For more … Continue reading

Posted in helpers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

on public domain and “public domain”

There has been a lot of great writing about copyright and access to our cultural and intellectual history in the weeks since Aaron Swartz’s death. I have been retreading some of my old favorite haunts to see if there was … Continue reading

Posted in access | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A good old fashioned linkdump

Public domain photograph by: US Navy, National Science Foundation. Link. I’m back at home after meeting with a lot of terrific librarians in four different states. March is the busy month and after last month my plan is “not getting … Continue reading

Posted in blogz | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Cornell removes restrictions on public domain repros

An ongoing debate in the copyright wars is whether an institution that is making reproductions of public domain materials available should be allowed to dictate terms (usually involving payment) for use of those items. We all know that libraries need … Continue reading

Posted in access | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments