Fyi. ---------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht ---------- Von: "Hay (Husky)" <hus...@gmail.com> Datum: 12.11.2013 13:45 Betreff: [cultural-partners] Rijksmuseum releases high resolution images An: "Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination" < cultural-partn...@wikimedia.ch>
Hi everyone, i'm pleased to report to you that the Dutch Rijksmuseum (you know, the one with all the Rembrandts and Vermeers) has decided to release all of their PD images in high resolution on their website, Rijksstudio. A year ago, the Rijksmuseum released a new website with a section that allows people to reuse all the images in many different ways. For commercial use, you still needed to contact the image department, even though the works were PD. However, a week ago they removed this restriction and now anyone can download the high resolution scans. The API still serves the lower resolution scans, but i've been assured that the higher resolution images *will* be available in the API in the very near future. I guess they'll make an excellent candidate to be uploaded to Commons with the GLAM Wiki Toolset project next year. Until then, i invite you all to upload all the images you want by hand, i've already done that with Rembrandt's Nightwatch which has gone from 2 to a whopping 161 megapixels: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Nightwatch_by_Rembrandt.jpg There's a (Dutch) blogpost available from Creative Commons Netherlands, here's a Google Translate version: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fcreativecommons.nl%2F2013%2F11%2F11%2Frijksmuseum-haalt-voorwaarden-van-collectie-af%2F%23 -- Hay Kranen _______________________________________________ Cultural-Partners mailing list cultural-partn...@wikimedia.ch https://intern.wikimedia.ch/lists/listinfo/cultural-partners Please treat emails sent to this list as confidential.Ask senders for permission before forwarding emails off-list.
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