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The British Library Openly Shares Images from 17th, 18th & 19th Century

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Image shared from the British Library’s Flickr photostream in the Children’s Book Illustration set.

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The poem is a screen shot from the downloaded PDF of the entire book shared by the British Library.

“We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.” British Library Digital Scholarship Blog: A Million First Steps

Via: TYWKIWDBI

To download an image from Flickr:

  • Open the image by clicking on it from the photostream or set file
  • Find the three little dots at the bottom right of the image and click on it
  • Choose “View All Sizes” from the pop-up menu
  • Click on the file size you want to download
  • Click on “Download the (x) size of this photo”

To download a PDF of the book:

  • Starting from the image on Flickr, click on the link to the book.
  • Look to the right of the record and click on “(#)Related Resources”
  • Click on “Online(#)” in the left hand sidebar
  • Click on the title
  • Choose “Digital item; opens as an Adobe PDF file” and click “GO”
  • One file downloads (can take a while), save it to your computer
Image taken from page 129 of 'Songs for Little People. [With illustrations by H. Stratton.]'

Image taken from page 129 of ‘Songs for Little People. [With illustrations by H. Stratton.]’

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Nothing to Do With Shelving Books

Sarah McIntyre is offering this poster free for downloading.
Click on the image to go the post.

Warning: Short Rant…
There’s that ‘trained’ part again. I’m busting my butt as basically an Experienced library clerk because I know what could be done but I’m shooting in the dark; wishing there was someone I could turn to, someone truly trained. (And then /or at least, someone to do the clerk stuff so I could do/learn more…help students more.) Read About Survival above if you’re into the topic.

Watch this…We Need This!

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The Wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson: Shared Freely

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The Wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson (1904)  – shared freely at the Open Library along with many other eBooks to read online, download in various formats or borrow.

Click to read online

Click to read online

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Finding Copyright-Free Material on the Web

“The OpenContent UCT project at the University of Cape Town tries to encourage academics to create resources which can be shared and reused by their colleagues as well as other educators or self-learners. These resources, shared openly on the internet, can be discovered, used and remixed by teachers around the world and are often referred to as open educational resources or OER.”

YouTube Link with additional information.

I’m often looking for Copyright Free material to use at school, on my school website and here on this blog. I was thrilled to discover many sites that I was unaware of where such material can be found. There are a lot of generous people who opening share their skill, talents and knowledge to enrich us all.

The following “…presentation showcases various sites where you can find open images, audio, video, software, comics and more. By using open resources, you are free to share your work without fear of infringing copyright.” 

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Click here and scroll down the page for a list of the sites featured in the slide show.

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