Tag Archives: Public Domain

CC_Prelinger Archives

1) URL: https://archive.org/details/prelinger?&sort=-downloads&page=3

2) Terms and Conditions: https://archive.org/details/prelinger&tab=about

3) Collection Summary according to the website:
Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 “ephemeral” (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its primary collection emphasis has turned toward home movies and amateur films, with approximately 12,000 items held as of Spring 2015. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven’t been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. There are four main collections: commercials, studio clips, Coronet Instructional Films, Prelinger Archives Home Movies.

4) This one seems to be both with several video download formats. Although I’ve listed it as CC, but this particular entry clearly lists it as in the Public Doman and links the following: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/

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5) PD_Sleep for Health
https://archive.org/details/Sleepfor1950

CC_Harpeth Hall School Digital Collection

  1. URL: https://archive.org/details/harpethhall

2) Terms and Conditions: https://archive.org/about/terms.php

3) Collection Summary:
This collection contains 225 texts, and I helped to digitize it as the archivist of the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN. It contains yearbooks, catalogs, newspapers, and miscellaneous books from 1897 to 2007. It is hosted by Internet Archive which contains thousands of collections and millions of texts, photos, audio, and video. The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

The 1920 yearbook, Milestones, can be downloaded full-text in several formats or embedded and is keyword searchable online. It is in the public domain.

4) This is an example of CC sharing, but is also PD due to the date of publication prior to 1923. Archive.org has implemented 1) a license chooser in the upload process, 2) the CC marks on works licensed/copyright waived with CC, 3) a subset of the CC REL metadata specification, and 4) a way to search for CC licensed content.

5) Example:

PD_The J. Paul Getty Museum

1) URL: http://www.getty.edu/museum/

2) Terms and Conditions: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html

3) Collection Summary: The J. Paul Getty Museum collects, presents, conserves, and interprets great works of art. This includes: antiquities, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, sculpture, and decorative arts. In addition to their online collection the Getty also hosts rotating exhibits, educational programs for a variety of ages and special topics, maintains a research and conservation department, fifteen published books (some available full-text online), public programs (artist talks, performances, films, and tours). The Getty operates under what is called an “Open Content Program.” As stated on their site: The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images (for download) to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.

4) Images are not labeled CC or PD but under their Open Content Policy it explains that they offer works in the PD.

5) Example: PD_Sunrise (Marine) by Claude Monethttp://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/125556/claude-monet-sunrise-marine-french-march-or-april-1873/?dz=0.5000,0.4099,0.68

Before downloading, users must fill out a form indicating use and purpose:

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