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.
|One of the Missing Ships from the Franklin Expedition Has Been Found|
|May 28, 585 B.C.: Predicted Solar Eclipse Stops Battle|
|When Flying Was Fun|
|Modern Prehistoric Flint Tools|
|The Ontario Time Machine|
|“Cultured meat is finally on its way towards becoming a commercial reality.”|
|“Although this transition is irreversible, it carries potential for several robotic applications.”|
|“Affordable storage of renewable power.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|Bizarre Record Covers|
|Facebook, Twitter Users Could Face Insurance Hikes|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|