Image Credit : US Library of Congress on Flickr
As I mentioned in a Tweet yesterday, the United States Library of Congress made 3000 images from its collections available on Flickr under a No Known Copyright Restrictions proviso. Not only are the images superb technically and aesthetically, they are well annotated, adding great value to the collection, the Flickr community, learners, and of course The Library itself. Congratulation's!
This just goes to show what is possible given a will, let's hope that some of the gatekeepers of archives and collections on this side of the pond may begin to understand the benefits of looking to the future and allow their collections to be rather more accessible than they are at the present time.