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LOC Debuts its National Screening Room

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Nearly 300 motion picture treasures representing a century of cinema history are now easily available through the Library of Congress’s new National Screening Room. Curator of the Library’s Moving Image Section, Mike Mashon shared: The goal of this digital project is to present the public with a broad range of historical and cultural audio-visual materials that will […]

Artstor shares more than a million images @ library.artstor.com

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I am an unabashed lover of the Artstor database and I was thrilled to discover a recent Artstor blog announcement sharing that more that one million images, videos, documents, and audio files from public institutional collections are now freely available without a login. You don’t need to be a subscriber. Simply visit http://library.artstor.com .  All this lovely new discoverability […]

Remixing with NYPL #nyplremix

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This week, New York Public Library released more than of its 187,000 public domain images free to share, reuse and remix. The collection of high resolution images spans the breadth and depth of NYPL’s holdings–historic maps, atlases, botanical illustrations, manuscripts, photographs, ancient religious texts, and, of course, the New York City collection. Now open and […]

Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images

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Last week I was so excited to discover the Internet Archive Book Images project.  Yesterday (also via @infodocket) I discovered Photogrammar— a digital humanities project from Yale University. Exploiting Library of Congress metadata, the Photogrammar team created a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the […]

National Jukebox ready to play (No nickel needed!)

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Imagine your computer as a new Gramophone purchased for family and friends to enjoy in your home parlor. Audition popular recorded selections of the beginning of the 20th century years—band music, novelty tunes, humorous monologues, hits from the season’s new musical theater productions, the latest dance rhythms, and opera arias. The Library of Congress just […]

New from Creative Commons: Public Domain Mark

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This week Creative Commons launched a new tool designed to improve public discovery of and access to content in the public domain.  The new Public Domain Mark allows users to publicly identify and mark works they determine to be free of copyright restrictions. Imagine it.  Someday it could be far more easy to determine whether […]