The State Library of Queensland has opened up free access to 60 000 high-resolution out-of-copyright and Creative Commons licencsed photographs.

The high-resolution TIFF images, which can be downloaded from the SLQ catalogue, contain a range of historic and contemporary images of Queensland people, places and events.

“We believe wholeheartedly in making our content available to all so we’re delighted to offer this new service.” State Librarian Janette Wright said in a press release.

“All we ask is that you credit or attribute the images appropriately. Those images made available under a Creative Commons licence should be credited by identifying State Library, the creator, the title, and the licence the work is under. Out-of-copyright images can simply be credited to State Library of Queensland.”

Previously, customers had to order copies of the photographs, with delivery taking up to five working days.

The images can be obtained through the library catalogue at http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/home. Once you find an image you would like to use, select display item on the right hand side and click on the download icon on the top left.

Post by Natalie Cameron and Jessica Price

Gardens Point in Brisbane, ca. 1870. Image courtesy of State Library of Queensland.  Link to digital item: http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/110535

Gardens Point in Brisbane, ca. 1870. Image courtesy of State Library of Queensland.

One thought on “State Library of Queensland makes thousands of images available for free download

  • 19 October 2014 at 9.03 am
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    Great stuff! What other Australian GLAMs could be encouraged to do the same thing with their collections?

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