August 20, 2014

Yahoo Adds New Image and Video Search Features Including Timely Content from Getty

From Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land: Yahoo has announced some significant changes to their Yahoo Image and Video Search tools. They include a deal with sourcing Getty Images most recent collections plus an upgraded user interface design with added features to Yahoo Image and Video Search. Barry’s post also includes plenty of screenshots. See […]

Browse for CC Licensed Video: Creative Commons on Vimeo Now Available to Unregistered Users

Back in February we posted about a major redesign of the Vimeo site including a search interface allowing users to browse, find, and access Creative Commons licensed video available via Vimeo. Word today that “Creative Commons on Vimeo” is now open to all users. You no longer are required to have a Vimeo account to […]

Vanderbilt Digital Archive Recovers Lost Civil Rights Voices, Digitized Recordings Now Online

From Vanderbilt University Digitized versions of the original reel-to-reel recordings that author Robert Penn Warren conducted with Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and other key leaders in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement are now searchable through the Who Speaks for the Negro website housed at Vanderbilt University. [Clip] The original recordings are held at […]

The New York City Department of Records Launches Database Containing More than 870,000 Digitized Items

From the AP: The city Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database Tuesday. A previously unpublicized link to the images has been live for about two weeks. Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the photographs feature all manner of city […]

Science: The Royal Society Introduces Online Picture Library (Free)

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From an Introductory Blog Post: We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new online picture library containing digital images of paintings, photographs, drawings and prints held in our collections. Browse our special themed galleries or dive straight into the advanced search and explore by subject, date and more! [Clip] Pictures have been […]

Library of Congress Releases New Online Collection of Rare Garden Images

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From the Announcement: The Library of Congress today is releasing online the digital images of a rare collection of more than 1,000 hand-colored, glass-plate lantern slides of American gardens taken a century ago by one of the first professional female photographers to achieve international prominence, Frances Benjamin Johnston. A selection of 250 color images can […]

The Library of Congress Enhances Site Search Tools Including Launch of New “Object” Pages

From an LC Blog Post by Erin Allen: The Library’s main web search function has been improved. A new feature allows users to narrow their search results by language and location. In addition, the homepage and search-results pages have updated search boxes that allow users to refine their search by format, such as books, photos […]

Multimedia Search Technology: NEC Launches Software to Quickly Find Video Clips in Large Archives

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From Computerworld: NEC has begun sales of new software to quickly find video clips in large archives, which is well-suited for finding illegal content on video sharing websites, it said Tuesday. The company’s “Media-Serpla” software makes digital signatures for each frame in a video and stores them in a searchable database. NEC says it allows […]

Video Search: Vimeo Adds Options to Browse and Limit Search Results to Search Creative Commons Licensed Content

From a CC Blog Post by Jane Park: We were thrilled when Vimeo enabled the CC license suite in July of 2010; we are even more thrilled that the Vimeo team has since recognized the community’s needs to easily discover high quality CC-licensed videos. Blake Whitman, Vimeo’s VP of Creative Development, says, “We know the […]

LOCPix: New iOS App Provides Access to Digitized Photos from the Library of Congress

From the Description (via Programmable Web): LOCPix allows searching and viewing of the digitized photo collections from the Library of Congress. Browse collections or search the vast archive for interesting historical photographs and poster artwork. Hundreds of thousands of images are available, many in high resolution. The app costs $.99. and comes from Say Goodnight […]