But Kapsalis and other Smithsonian personnel also stress the importance of avoiding erasure. We are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. #nyplremix: Get Creative With the Public Domain Photographs From the Last Quiet Places on Earth. What can I use to make things with public domain images? Map out trips you would take with this tool. Public domain images from Digital Collections that remind us of classic books. “Being a relevant source for people who are learning around the world is key to our mission,” says Effie Kapsalis, who is heading up the effort as the Smithsonian’s senior digital program officer. “Otherwise it’s like having a library with all the doors closed.”. “There’s something to that.
Written and recorded by Bodecker mentees, the songs will hopefully make the colossal open access collection seem approachable, says Decemberists guitarist Chris Funk, who runs a recording studio on the grounds of the Bodecker Building and mentored the songs’ production. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website. As a way to introduce you to our public domain collections and inspire new works, NYPL Labs has developed a suite of projects that show some of the possibilities contained in this rich material. Until recently, the Smithsonian was among the thousands of museums and cultural centers around the world that still retained the rights to high-quality digital versions of their artworks, releasing them only upon request for personal or educational purposes and forbidding commercialization. She holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunobiology from Harvard University, and was Smithsonian magazine's 2018 AAAS Mass Media Fellow. January 5, 2016 Get the best of Smithsonian magazine by email. The approach is an echo of their 2019 children’s book, AstroNuts, which featured a cast of goofy, colorful characters pieced together from images from the Rijksmuseum’s 2013 open access launch.
“It can honor someone or be mocking. by Lauren Lampasone Among them is a series of sculptures crafted by artist Amy Karle, depicting the National Museum of Natural History’s 66-million-year-old triceratops, Hatcher. The reluctance is often justified. Wells, images of Muhammad Ali’s boxing headgear and Amelia Earhart’s record-shattering Lockheed Vega 5B, along with thousands of 3-D models that range in size from a petite Embreea orchid just a few centimeters in length to the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant, estimated at about 29 light-years across.