Monthly Archives: May 2014

Stanford University Opens Digital Civil Rights Photos Archive

Civil rights activist Cesar Chavez is one of the subjects featured in Stanford Libraries’ new Bob Fitch Photography Archive, a collection of images shining a spotlight on critical moments in the peace, social justice, and cultural movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Currently only about 200 images are now online and available in the […]

Open Access Maps at the New York Public Library

The New York Public Library recently announced the release of 20,000 high-resolution digital maps available to download.  NYPL believes there are no US copyright restrictions on the use of the maps. To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images […]

Watch the Internet Take Over the World

In less than 20 years, the internet has spread, quickly and across borders, all around the globe.  GlobalPost, using data on internet access from The World Bank, has created a map showing the adoption of the Internet over the last 20 years.  It highlights the rapid growth of the internet, but it also highlights […]