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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce December 14, 2013 - 8:33pm

This looks super cool. I'm going to check it out properly when I get a spare moment (do such things exist?)

We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.


 

http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/british-library-puts-1000000-images-into-public-domain.html

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries December 15, 2013 - 2:34am

I love that they're doing this. Thanks for sharing the link!

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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk December 15, 2013 - 4:56am

Cheers for the link, will defo check this out. Looks really intresting!

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like December 16, 2013 - 8:00am

Love this stuff. Thanks MJ.