British Library Launch One Million Images on Flickr Commons

British Library Flickr Commons

http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary

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The British Library has recently announced it has uploaded over one million images to Flickr.  The images have been uploaded to Flickr Commons “for anyone to use, remix and re-purpose”. Sixty five thousand books spanning the 17th to the 19th century were used as the source of the images.

The collection covers a huge range of subjects and includes images of book illustrations, diagrams and maps as well thousands of decorative elements such as borders and illuminated letters. This excellent resource will be invaluable to anybody interesed in social history, history or the Arts.

More information from this British Library digital Scholarshp blog: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/

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