Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries says that its project to digitise images and make them available for free has now passed its 1 millionth image.
Most of the images on Digital Bodleian are made available under a Creative Commons non-commercial license, with attribution (CC-BY-NC 4.0). This means that users are able to use, distribute, remix, and adapt the images made available on Digital Bodleian, for non-commercial purposes — so long as you credit the Library as the source.
Commercial use is available – for a fee.
Launched in 2015, the Digital Bodleian website is a free resource that covers everything from illuminated manuscripts from medieval Europe and centuries-old maps to Victorian board games and British political election posters from the last 100 years.
The one-millionth image to be digitized was from an original notebook of poet Jenny Joseph, who studied at St Hilda’s College and maintained a connection with Oxford all her life. It shows the first draft of her poem, ‘Warning’, which was voted the ‘nation’s favourite poem’ in a BBC poll in 2006.
The digital library is here.