Category Archives: Copyright

Happy International Literacy Day!

September 8th was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1965, and has since been celebrated worldwide every year. Its aim is to call attention to the importance of literacy to individuals, families, societies, and sustainable development. Today, approximately 775 … Continue reading

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Wellcome Images Releases Over 100,000 Historical Images Online With CC-BY License

Wellcome Images, developed by the Wellcome Library in London, England, has announced the release of over 100,000 images now freely available under Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. Users can download high resolution images to be used for personal or commercial purposes, with … Continue reading

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“Can I use this?” and Other Questions about Digital Image Access

There are a number of online discussions about the challenges involved in obtaining high-quality digital images for educational purposes. These discussions bring up questions like, “These days we’re not trying to preserve Archimedes’ intellectual property. When do you think a … Continue reading

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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launches Today

“It’s a great day for education and progress, as if the Ancient Library of Alexandria had met the Modern World Wide Web and digitized America for the benefit of all,” said Doron Weber, Vice Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Site!

The Visual Resources Center is pleased to announce the launch of their new website! Find images! Discover tools for editing, presenting and preserving visual materials! Get help and further resources! The new website contains much of the same content as … Continue reading

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NGA Images

Copyright can seem like a real quagmire sometimes. What images can I use without messy repercussions? Is someone going to sue me? What is open access? What is fair use? Well, I’ve got good news. The National Gallery of Art … Continue reading

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copyright articles and resources

An unfortunate part of working with digital collections and other visual resources is dealing with copyright. While we can’t answer specific questions, we can provide you with some resources that may help steer you in the right direction. Here are … Continue reading

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