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.
|King Arthur's Round Table Discovered|
|History Behind the "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper" Photograph|
|Why Did the Arab World Turn Away from Science?|
|520-Million Years Old Hearts Were Far More Complex Than Current|
|One of the Missing Ships from the Franklin Expedition Has Been Found|
|“This 160-step biochemical process is very well studied, and surprisingly inefficient.”|
|“Eliminating the time needed to stop and re-charge a conventional electric car’s battery.”|
|“Nobody is forcing the participants to stay, of course, but if they leave, they won’t be paid.”|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|“Our Internet handlers, not government, are using operant conditioning to modify our behaviour today.”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|“During this phase of decline, the US was likely to go through a phase of reactionary 'fascism'.”|
|“We’re going to start to see chip implants get the same realm of acceptance as piercings and tattoos.”|
|“Within 30 years, half of humanity won't have a job. It could get ugly — there could be a revolution.”|
|“The shift from fuel and pistons to batteries and electric motors is unlikely to take that long.”|
|“After 78 years, the helicopter has been reinvented.”|
|Defacing Street Signs Can Send Self-Driving Cars Crashing|