Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free For All: Digital Images of Yale's Treasures

Yale University announced this week that it is making the digital images of millions of objects in its museum, library and archive collections--paintings, sculpture, rare artifacts and historical documents--freely available to the public online. Not only can anyone explore the digital images of these treasures from a new online collective catalog (currently holding over 250,000 images), but scholars, artists, and educators will have no concerns about licensing fees and restrictions on their use. The images are freely available, as the Yale announcement states, "for study, publication, teaching or inspiration." For an inspiring study break, spend a few minutes with this slide show highlighting some samples from the Yale collections.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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