British Library Releases Millions of Images for Public Use on Flickr

14:00 - 8 May, 2016
British Library Releases Millions of Images for Public Use on Flickr, "Through China with a Camera ... With ... illustrations". Image Courtesy of The British Library
"Through China with a Camera ... With ... illustrations". Image Courtesy of The British Library

The British Library has continued to release images from its digitized collection, now bordering over one million images on public image-sharing platform Flickr, reports Quartz.  Since 2013, the institution’s “Mechanical Curator” has been randomly selecting images or other pages from over 65,000 public-domain books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

"Az Osztrák-Magyar Monarchia irásban és képben. Rudolf trónörökös főherczeg Ő ... fensége kezdeményezéséből és közremunkálásával. (Die deutsche Ausgabe redigirt ... J. von Weilen, die ungarische M. Jókai.) Hung", "Appendix. Topography and Travels". Image Courtesy of The British Library "Homes of our Forefathers in Boston, Old England, and Boston, New England. From original drawings by E. Whitefield". Image Courtesy of The British Library "John L. Stoddard's Lectures [on his travels]. Illustrated ... with views of the worlds famous places and people, etc". Image Courtesy of The British Library "John L. Stoddard's Lectures [on his travels]. Illustrated ... with views of the worlds famous places and people, etc". Image Courtesy of The British Library +15

AD Round Up: Flickr Part XCII

00:00 - 24 June, 2013
AD Round Up: Flickr Part XCII, Photo by Scott Norsworthy – http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottnorsworthy/
Photo by Scott Norsworthy – http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottnorsworthy/

It’s time for a new Flickr Round Up! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The main photo belongs to the amazing CCTV by OMA and was taken by Scott Norsworthy.

Photo by Federico Cairoli – http://www.flickr.com/photos/fedecairoli/ Photo by Jos Kuklewski – http://www.flickr.com/photos/joskuklewski/ Photo by Jeroen van de Wiel – http://www.flickr.com/photos/52312216@N07/ Photo by Trent McGugin – http://www.flickr.com/photos/trenton_mcgugin/ +5

AD Round Up: Flickr Part XCI

00:00 - 10 April, 2013
AD Round Up: Flickr Part XCI, Photo by Jorge Ayala – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorge_ayala/
Photo by Jorge Ayala – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorge_ayala/

We are over the 105,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features. 

Great buildings are included in this Round Up, like the amazing Niterói Contemporary Art Museum by Oscar Niemeyer, photo taken by Jorge AyalaCheck the other four after the break. 

Photo by Sophienesss – http://www.flickr.com/photos/sophienesss/ Photo by Jon Reksten – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonhefel/ Photo by Lucie Maru – http://www.flickr.com/photos/48884967@N04/ Photo by Clement Guillaume – http://www.flickr.com/photos/clementguillaume/ +5

AD Round Up: Flickr Part XCI

00:00 - 3 April, 2013
AD Round Up: Flickr Part XCI, Photo by Ximo Michavila – http://www.flickr.com/photos/ximo_michavila
Photo by Ximo Michavila – http://www.flickr.com/photos/ximo_michavila

It’s time for a new Flickr Round Up! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The main photo is the great VM Houses by BIG + JDS = PLOT and was taken by Ximo Michavila. 

Photo by s_p_o_c – http://www.flickr.com/photos/barracuda666/ Photo by acua71 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/acua71/ Photo by anton soepsmuller – http://www.flickr.com/photos/35158370@N03/8188727908/ Photo by harayu_ – http://www.flickr.com/photos/harayu/ +5

AD Round Up: Flickr Part XC

00:00 - 6 March, 2013
AD Round Up: Flickr Part XC, Photo by Burçin YILDIRIM – http://www.flickr.com/photos/burciny/
Photo by Burçin YILDIRIM – http://www.flickr.com/photos/burciny/

We are over the 100,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above is the great Zollverein School of Management and Design  by japanese practice SANAA and was taken by Burçin YILDIRIM. Check the other four after the break. 

AD Round Up: Flickr Part LXXXIX

00:00 - 13 February, 2013
AD Round Up: Flickr Part LXXXIX, Photo by Klaas Vermaas – http://www.flickr.com/photos/klaasfotocollectie/
Photo by Klaas Vermaas – http://www.flickr.com/photos/klaasfotocollectie/

It’s time for another Flickr Round Up! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features. 

The photo above was taken by Klaas Vermaas in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Check the other four after the break.    

AD Round Up: Flickr Part LXXXVIII

00:00 - 6 February, 2013
Photo by DSJohnson84 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsjohnsonphotography/
Photo by DSJohnson84 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsjohnsonphotography/

We are near to the 110,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above is the amazing Andalucia’s Museum of Memory by Alberto Campo Baeza and was taken by DSJohnson84. Check the other four after the break. 

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXXV

17:10 - 21 November, 2012
Photo by Thierry Lechanteur – http://www.flickr.com/photos/http://www.flickr.com/photos/lechanteur/
Photo by Thierry Lechanteur – http://www.flickr.com/photos/http://www.flickr.com/photos/lechanteur/

We are near to the 105,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Thierry Lechanteur in Liège, Belgium. Check the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXXIII

18:30 - 7 November, 2012

Great architecture photography from our Flickr Pool. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by guelle in New York, NY, USA. Don’t miss the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXXI

17:00 - 17 October, 2012

We are near to the 95, ooo photos in our  Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Я. Garcia in Avilés, Spain. Check the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXIX

18:12 - 29 August, 2012

We are near the 90,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by arndalarm in Shanghai, China. Check the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXVII

17:00 - 6 August, 2012

We have more than 86,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by brancolina. Check the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXVI

17:30 - 23 July, 2012

We have now over 85,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by naoyafujii in Tokyo, Japan. Check the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXIV

20:04 - 12 July, 2012

Great architecture photography from our Flickr Pool. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by kwikzilver at Floriade 2012 in Netherlands. Don’t miss the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXI

17:10 - 22 June, 2012

We have more than 80,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by CarlosCoutinho in New York, USA. Check the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXVIII

17:00 - 27 April, 2012

We’re getting closer to the 80,000 photos on our Flickr Pool, so keep submitting them! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Klaas5 in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Check the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXVI

19:16 - 13 April, 2012

We’ve finally passed the 75,000 photos in our Flickr pool! Keep sending them, so we can celebrate the 100,000 milestone. Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by hansn in Copenhague, Denmark. Check the other four after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXV

18:34 - 30 March, 2012

It’s Friday. Time for another Flickr Round Up!Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by rutger spoelstra in Porto, Portugal. Check the other four after the break.