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CC_Digital Commonwealth, Massachusetts Collections Online

1) URL: https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:bz60d201n

2) Terms and Conditions: https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/copyright

3) Collection Summary according to their website: Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has over 130 member institutions from across the state. This site provides access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public.

In addition, Digital Commonwealth members may apply for free digitization services from the Boston Public Library as part of a grant awarded by the MBLC (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) and funded by the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act).

The Digital Commonwealth is a web portal or gateway to digital assets hosted by Massachusetts cultural institutions.  Cultural institutions include libraries, museums, historical societies, archives, research institutions, and other repositories of our cultural heritage.  Digital Commonwealth uses Open Archives Initiative (OAI), a protocol for metadata harvesting, and Dublin Core.  Dublin Core is an international metadata standard that has been for describing countless digital collections worldwide. Simple or Standard Dublin Core consists of a set of 15 optional and repeatable elements. The elements are used to provide information about an object, such as its title, creator, date, subject, etc. For Digital Commonwealth, Dublin Core (encoded in XML) will be harvested via the OAI protocol and incorporated into the search index.

4) Listed with each photo is relevant info and a handy citation generator:

Chicago Style: “Social Religious Building, George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn..”  Card.  1930.  Digital Commonwealth,  http://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/bz60d201n  (accessed September 14, 2016).

Title: Social Religious Building, George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn.
Date: [ca. 1930–1945]
Terms of Use: No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.

5) CC_Social Religious Building, George Peabody College for Teachers

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https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:bz60d201n

CC_NASA on the Commons

1) GReat Images in NASA (GRIN): http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/

This site has been moved and renamed “NASA on the Commons”: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons

2) Terms and Conditions: https://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/

3) Collection summary according to the website:
The Great Images in NASA (GRIN) system provides a database of photos documenting NASA. Photos include: aircraft structures, aircraft design, aircraft models, wind tunnel tests, materials research, space programs, astronaut training, robotic planetary exploration and images taken by NASA spacecraft such as the Hubble Space Telescope and Mars Global Surveyor. GRIN contains many, but not all of the most popular images from NASA’s history. It also contains important historical images that you may not have seen before. We established GRIN to help journalists, publishers, educators, authors and the general public find high-quality historical photos. Photos were selected both for their historical importance and their visual impact. Having been moved to Flickr (owned by Yahoo), over 2,500 images are supported copyright free with the following conditions:

  • NASA materials may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee of a commercial product, service or activity, or used in any other manner that might mislead.
  • NASA should be acknowledged as the source of its material.
  • It is unlawful to falsely claim copyright or other rights in NASA material.
  • NASA shall in no way be liable for any costs, expenses, claims or demands arising out of use of NASA’s cassettes and photographs by a recipient’s distributees.
  • NASA personnel are not authorized to sign indemnity or hold harmless statements, release from copyright infringement, or documents granting exclusive use rights.

4) This is a sharing service so it is CC. The photo linked as the example also says NASA Public Domain. However certain photos are labeled “Some rights reserved” which takes you to: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

5) Example:

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Download options:

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Also labeled:
Privacy: Public
Safety level: Safe