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Posted by on mei 18, 2011 in Internet, Open Access, Technologie | 0 comments

Yale opent historische beeldendatabank

De Universiteit van Yale stelt haar gedigitaliseerde beeldarchieven open voor het publiek. Dat betekent dat er ook veel muziekgerelateerd materiaal vrijelijk beschikbaar komt, zoals bijvoorbeeld bovenstaand schilderij van Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810), getiteld The Gore Family with George, 3rd Earl Cowper. Over de achtergronden van deze stap:

As works in these collections become digitized, the museums and libraries will make those images that are in the public domain freely accessible. In a departure from established convention, no license will be required for the transmission of the images and no limitations will be imposed on their use. The result is that scholars, artists, students, and citizens the world over will be able to use these collections for study, publication, teaching and inspiration. […]

The Yale treasures that are now accessible under the new policy are as wide-ranging as the collections themselves and include such diverse items as a small limestone stela with hieroglyphic inscription from the Peabody Museum of Natural History, a Mozart sonata in the composer’s own hand from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, a 15th-century Javanese gold kris handle from the Indo-Pacific collection of Yale University Art Gallery and a watercolor by William Blake from the collection of prints and drawings in the Yale Center for British Art.”

bron: Digital Images of Yale’s Vast Cultural Collections Now Available for Free

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