Wonderful news, fits open culture, open access to encourage use and access to art images.. kudos to The Met.. read more about the policy, gain access to the images, and learn how to identify the public domain images here.
Director Thomas P. Campbell announces a major update to the Museum’s policy governing the use and reuse of images in our collection.
Source: Making The Met’s Collection More Accessible | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Today we are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse! The release of more than 180,000 digitized items represents both a simplification and an enhancement of digital access to a trove of unique and rare materials: a removal of administration fees and processes from public domain content, and also improvements to interfaces — popular and technical — to the digital assets themselves.
Online users of the NYPL Digital Collections website will find more prominent download links and filters highlighting restriction-free content; while more technically inclined users will also benefit from updates to the Digital Collections API enabling bulk use and analysis, as well as data exports and utilities posted to NYPL’s GitHub account. These changes are intended to facilitate sharing, research and reuse by scholars, artists, educators, technologists, publishers, and Internet users of all kinds. All subsequently digitized public domain collections will be made available in the same way, joining a growing repository of open materials.
Source: Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse | The New York Public Library
Editor’s Note: Try it by using the visualization tool or Web site, it’s amazing…