The Internet Archive has announced that it is in the process of uploading 14 million historical images to their Flickr account. All the images were obtained from "2 million Internet Archive public domain eBooks that span over 500 years of content."
What is it and how did it get done?
A Yahoo research fellow at Georgetown University, Kalev Leetaru, extracted over 14 million images from 2 million Internet Archive public domain eBooks that span over 500 years of content. Because we have OCR’d the books, we have now been able to attach about 500 words before and after each image. This means you can now see, click and read about each image in the collection. Think full-text search of images!
Read the welcome here.
|Menopause: an Evolutionary Result of Mens Sexual Preferences|
|Jack Tramiel, Creator of the Commodore 64, Dies at 83|
|Tech Titans, Hackers, Idealists Revisited|
|Kim Jong-Il is Dead|
|Schools Monitoring Students' Social Media Feeds|
|WannaCry is Childsplay Compared to This|
|"They don't want to believe that their own intelligence is deterministic."|
|“It’s not something you would expect to see there and not something we’ve seen there before.”|
|"The first to target civilians and the first such malware built to target a nation’s power supply."|
|“Making paper out of stone.”|
|“Drone carrying defibrillators could begin operating in Sweden.”|
|"Is meant to produce more energy than it consumes."|
|“We have to forget steel as a core employer.”|
|"Its tilted axis makes orbit, showing the position of the sun and the time."|
|A Simple Task for CRISPR|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|