14 June 2011

Yale Digital Commons - free access to image collections

Zebra, George Stubbs
Yale University

From images of a sonata written in Mozart's own hand ... to polar bear skin breeches ... to a William Blake watercolour ...

Enjoy free access to high-quality digital images of objects in Yale University's museum, archive and library collections, thanks to its recent open access policy.

More than 250,000 images are available so far, through a new Digital Commons Catalogue which will eventually provide access to millions of images. View sample images

Coverage is particularly strong in natural history (over 12 million objects covering anthropology to vertebrate zoology); fine art; rare books, manuscripts and maps, prints, drawings and photographs.

You can also search over 1,500,000 digital images from the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale Peabody Museum, the Lewis Walpole Library Print and Drawings, and the Yale University Library Map Collection, as well as iTunes podcasts produced by the Office of Digital Dissemination.

NB: no license is required for access and no limitations are placed on the use of these images for study, publication, or teaching

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