Copyright and access information
Except where otherwise noted, the Library’s datasets are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license. Any projects using State Library of NSW data in any way should be released under this same CC BY 3.0 AU license.
For more information, you can see further definition of the Library’s copyright policies, or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using the Library’s open data
“A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse and redistribute it – subject only, at most, to the requirements to attribute and/or share-alike.” (Source: opendefinition.org)
The Library is committed to providing open access to our data and collections for reuse and redistribution. On these pages we offer a selection of datasets and tools and we encourage the creative and innovative repurposing of these materials.
If there is a particular dataset you would like the Library to make available, please send your suggestions to email@example.com.
This service is provided as part of the NSW Government ICT Strategy’s Open Data Policy.
We encourage you to share your creations with us and the world. To do so please use hashtag #madewithslnsw on your social media channels. Any projects using State Library of NSW data should be released under a Creative Commons 3.0 (CC BY 3.0 AU) license.
Confirmation that all images are free to use for any purpose was confirmed in person by one of the curators.
Conditions: OPenn contains complete sets of high-resolution archival images of cultural heritage material from the collections of its contributing institutions, along with machine-readable descriptive and technical metadata. All materials on OPenn are in the public domain or released under Creative Commons licenses as Free Cultural Works. Please see specific collections and documents for applicable license terms.
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.
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.
Every academic author knows the pain of getting the image permissions for their articles, books and other publications. It takes a huge amount of time, money and frustration. However, many institutions will allow free reproduction of images of their collections for academic publications if they fulfil certain criteria, depending on the institution.
This site lists those generous institutions providing open access to images in various ways, and their conditions. Please drop an email if you know of more to add or contact me on Twitter @FourRedShoes.