BnF – Bibliothèque nationale de France

Website: http://catalogue.bnf.fr/recherche-uni-images-cartes.do?pageRech=imc

Conditions: in summary

  • Some commercial use of images may be free. There are two sources on the website: one says free, one says a charge
  • Non commercial use is definitely free
  • Images which are already digitised and online are available at high-res free of charge
  • If a reproduction charge is made, there is an 80% reduction for academic use
  • The more charged images are used, the greater the discount

There are two conflicting entries on the BnF site. To be perfectly sure before publication it is advised to contact the BnF directly.

The first conditions says:

‘All catalogue entries are made available free of charge, for any type of reuse, including commercial, with the obligation to quote the source, according to the principle of the Open License.’Licence ouverte  (http://www.data.gouv.fr/fr/faq/)

Conditions at http://catalogue.bnf.fr/conditions.do

However there is a second, more detailed page that says differently. It is clear that in all cases,

‘The non-commercial use of the documents is free and free of charge in compliance with the legislation in force and in particular the maintenance of the mention of source: BnF or Bibliothèque nationale de France.’

http://www.bnf.fr/fr/collections_et_services/reproductions_document/a.repro_reutilisation_documents.html

It then goes on to say:

Fees and process for the use of documents

You want to use BnF documents in a publication, an audiovisual production, an exhibition, in any paid service or product, advertising or commercial media. These commercial uses are subject to an authorization and the payment of a fee, in addition to and independently of potential reproduction works of documents. (See section “Reproduction products and fees” and “How to order reproductions”). These uses of documents fall in the framework of the ordinance (law) n°2016-307 of March 17, 2016 (title II of book III in the code of relations between the public and the administration).

Non-commercial use of documents is open and free of charge in accordance with the legislation in force, especially the maintenance of the source of the document: BnF or Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Declare a commercial use

When you order reproductions, on estimate or online from Gallica or the Catalogue général, you will be submitted a question about your commercial use at the end of the purchase process, in case of a positive answer, an online declaration form will be submitted.

If you already have images, the declaration form below must be filled as soon as possible for any commercial use project. This form is also available in the section « Mes achats » of your personal account if you have one.

Pay the fee and get an authorization of use

The use fee can either (according to the customer’s choice) be paid after the declaration or upon publication which is based on the sending of a copy of the publication to the Reproduction department. According to the choice made in the declaration, you will obtain a temporary or final authorization of use.

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This form has a price simulator so you can quickly get an assessment of your fee without validating it.

Commercial use fees

Detailed prices below are set per image unless otherwise stated. We remind you that potential reproduction works (technical charges) are invoiced independently.

Discounts are applied depending on the total number of images used in the same project:

  • from 10 to 19: -10%
  • from 20 to 29: -20%
  • from 30: negotiated fee
Book, Press and periodical (electronic version included)
Location Fee ex. VAT
Inside page 60 €
Vignette (smaller than 1/8 page) 30 €
Cover 180 €

An increase is applied in case of a distribution in several countries: +50%

However: **********- 80 % for academic publications************

http://www.bnf.fr/en/collections_and_services/reproduction_services/a.use_of_bnf_documents.html

 

 

BnF – Bibliothèque nationale de France

Art Images for College Teaching

Website: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict/

Conditions:

Permission is herin granted:

  • to academic institutions to use these images freely and without further authorization in conjunction with educational activities such as teaching, research, and scholarly publication;
  • to academic personnel for creative utilization of these images–including electronic enhancement, modification, manipulation, or combination with other free use images–in conjunction with teaching and learning activities;
  • and to libraries and archives to store, display, transmit, and disseminate these images through any appropriate means–including photomechanical and electronic–in support of such bona fide non-profit activities. Web-based dissemination of these images, even if “re-purposed” by removing them from the AICT website and mounting them in other contexts, is specifically authorized for educational institutions.

Because it is AICT‘s goal to offer teachers and students absolute freedom to use these image resources in any application that is both educational in intent and non-commercial in nature, users may download image files from the AICT website pages, or may link directly to individual image files on this site. There is no requirement that AICT images so used be password protected, encrypted, or otherwise gated. AICT images may be incorporated into resource sharing projects with affiliated campuses and consortium partner institutions. Authorization is also specifically granted to educational institutions to make derivative copies available to their affiliated personnel, including students.

While identification of derivative copies with the source note “AICT/Allan T. Kohl” would be appreciated, omission of such credit does not invalidate the general permissions given above.

Please respect the integrity of this educational resource by refraining from any use of these images that is not truly educational and non-commercial in nature. All commercial rights pertaining to the utilization, publication, or distribution of these images for profit or revenue generation (including institutional development and promotional activities, as opposed to curricular support) are reserved by the copyright holder. Commercial publishers and producers wishing to make use of AICT images should contact the author about specific licensing conditions.

Source: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict?page=license

Art Images for College Teaching

Europeana Collections

Website: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en

Conditions: Europeana is the digital platform for European cultural heritage. Many of the images have no use restrictions on them and are free to use for any purpose. To search for these, tick the Free Re-use box on the left side of the search filters.

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The re-use conditions for free may be affected by the copyright conditions in your country:

Rights Reserved – Free Access

This rights statement has been RETIRED from use by Europeana and replaced with ‘In Copyright’.

This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. This digital object is accessible without charge, but its use is subject to the licensing conditions set by the organization giving access to it.

Unless expressly stated otherwise in the licensing conditions, you are free to make any of the acts permitted by your national copyright and related rights act, including browsing, printing and making a copy for your own personal purposes.

All other acts of reproduction and communication to the public are subject to the licensing conditions attached to the digital object.

Source: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/rights/rr-f.html

Europeana Collections

University of Leiden / Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

Website: https://socrates.leidenuniv.nl/R/?func=search-simple&local_base=gen01-disc

Conditions:

The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) has brought in more than 2,400 photos to Wikipedia. Leiden University Libraries (UBL), which manages this photo collection, has made this donation possible together with the Working Group on Special Scientific Libraries (WSWB). Imports of these images in Wikimedia Commons (the “Image Database” of Wikipedia) was done by Special Wikipedian in Residence, Hans Muller. The importance of the donation is the improvement of access to the history of Indonesia and India. The photos may be used in articles in Wikipedia, but are also now easily accessible for research and use in articles, blogs and various other applications.

Due to this donation to the Wikimedia Commons, the historical photos are also available for the public domain. This means that everyone is allowed to use the pictures for free and thus this photo collection has a much more global audience. The worldwide public also has an opportunity to improve and supplement the captions of the photographs when needed.

Source: http://www.library.leiden.edu/news/wikimedia-commons-english.html

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University of Leiden / Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

The Royal Collection, Great Britain

 

Website: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/search#/page/1

Collection:

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. Comprising almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts and running to more than a million objects, the Collection is a unique and valuable record of the personal tastes of kings and queens over the past 500 years.

Following the execution of Charles I in 1649, the greater part of the King’s magnificent possessions was sold by order of Oliver Cromwell, and the Royal Collection has largely been formed since the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660.

The Royal Collection is held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the nation.  It is not owned by her as a private individual.

Conditions: Images may be free to use upon personal application to the Picture Library detailing the academic project.

Source: Personal communication. Contact the Picture Library via https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/picturelibrary

The Royal Collection, Great Britain

Livrustkammaren / The Swedish Armoury

Website: http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=literature&moduleFunction=search&lang=en

Collection: Here you can search in the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and Hallwyl museum collection online database. You can find information on museum collections, images of objects and museum environments and the people who have made, owned and used the objects. These include paintings, weapons, furniture and costumes but also the accounts, books and everyday objects.

Conditions:

The images are free to download and use. The photos are tagged with Creative Commons licenses and copyright information, see the connection to each image.

Since March 2013  our entire image archive is available on the Internet. All 40,000 images are published under open licences, about a third of them in high resolution. Now you can use all our images, free of charge.

Source: http://livrustkammaren.se/en/node/1739

Livrustkammaren / The Swedish Armoury

The American Antiquarian Society

Website: http://gigi.mwa.org

Conditions:

1 – Digital: The Society makes available, without charge, all of our existing medium resolution (up to 72 dpi) digital images that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose under the terms of a Creative Commons LicenseNo permission is required.*

2 – Print: To request a high-resolution image (maximum 240 dpi at 125% tiff files)**, please complete an Image Request Form indicating your intended use of the image(s). The Image Request Form must be completed in full and can be submitted electronically, by email, fax, or postal mail. For all high-resolution images, the Society charges a processing fee (per order) and, when new photography/scanning is required, a shot fee (per image). The processing fee is higher when the intended use of the image(s) is for a commercial enterprise (textbook, trade book, popular magazine, advertising, merchandise, etc.). All fees will be quoted and must be paid in advance. The Society may waive the processing fee in exchange for a copy of a book in which the image is published.

Source: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/reproductions.htm

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The American Antiquarian Society