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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/


5) PD_Sleep for Health

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:

©_Meharry Medical College Digital Collection

1) URL: http://contentdm.auctr.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/mhmc

2) Terms and Conditions: http://contentdm.auctr.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mhmc/id/49

I chose this database because it is neither CC or PD but is available for fair use access and personal download with a watermark. I think it is important to show that many databases and digital collections are neither completely restricted nor free to use in any way.

The collection states: Images in these collections are either protected by copyright or are the property of the Archives Department of Meharry Medical College Library. To order a reproduction or to inquire about permission to publish, please contact cdouglas@mmc.edu or call 615.327.6470.

3) Collection Summary (Larger Collection):
A Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University is a collection of primary resources from twenty-two HBCU libraries and archives. It includes several thousand scanned pages and represents HBCU libraries first collaborative effort to make a historic collection digitally available. Collections are contributed from member libraries of the Historically Black College and University Library Alliance.  The collection includes photographs, university correspondence, manuscripts, images of campus buildings, alumni letters, memorabilia, and programs from campus events.

Specific Collection:
A national treasure, Meharry Medical College is the oldest, private historically black medical school in the country. Founded in 1876 as the medical department of Central Tennessee College, Meharry became an independent Medical College in 1915. Meharry includes schools in medicine (the oldest and largest of all schools), dentistry, and graduate studies.  The Meharry digital collection contributes images having the following themes: Presidents, Campus Buildings, Faculty, Alumni, the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, the School of Graduate Studies, the School of Pharmacy which closed in 1938, and the School of Nursing which closed in 1962.

4) While free to access and download with watermark for personal use, the collection states: Images in these collections are either protected by copyright or are the property of the Archives Department of Meharry Medical College Library. To order a reproduction or to inquire about permission to publish, please call 615.327.6470.

5) Example: ©_Nursing Students, 1919