14 Million Historical Images to be Uploaded to Flickr

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Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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.

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