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.
|Why Black Friday is Called Black Friday|
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|The History of Stop Motion Animation|
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|“They're usually these people that have been fucked by the system who are trying to unfuck themselves.”|
|“Parti.Vote is designed to make the US's representative government system more equitable.”|
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|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“If you could decide today... how long do you want to live?”|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
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|“If the facial data and related personal information is stolen and put on the internet, it will cause big problems.”|
|“They don’t drive like people. They drive like robots.”|
|"Hours after the fires in Santa Rosa I filmed this postal worker still delivering the mail."|
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|"It’s time for something so stupid it’s actually smart."|