Select Collections Available for Re-use

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This is a small sampling of select DPLA, DigitalNZ, Europeana, and Trove collections that are believed to be available for re-use for GIF IT UP (and other applications). Please note that the rights status of individual items may vary within these collections, so always check the individual rights statement associated with an item before reusing it.

For material from Europeana, the best place to find open resources is Europeana Labs. Here, you can find over 80 different open collections.

Unrestricted/Public Domain

The items contained in the collections below are available for unrestricted use. Even though the majority of the items in these collections are free of copyright restrictions, please check the individual rights statement associated with an item before reusing it.

Public domain  Moving Images

George W. Bush Presidential Library
National Archives at College Park – Motion Pictures
United States Government Publishing Office
William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Public domain  Still Images

Arcadia Public Library (California)
Atlanta Department of Watershed Management
Boston Public Library
Brigham Young University – Harold B. Lee Library
Columbus State University
Cornell University
Covina Public Library (California)
Dallas Museum of Art
Fayetteville Free Library (New York)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (New York)
Free Library of Philadelphia
George Mason University Libraries Special Collections & Archives
Georgia State University Libraries Special Collections
Indiana Memory
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Lewis and Clark Country – Montana Memory Project
Mills College (California)
Milwaukee Public Library
Minnesota Geological Survey – University of Minnesota
Montana Memory Project
National Archives and Records Administration
National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)
New York State Military Museum
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Oakland Public Library – Oakland History Room and Maps Division
Onondaga County Public Library – Local History & Genealogy Department (New York)
Palos Verdes Library District (California)
Peach Public Library (Georgia)
Purdue University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Rocky Mountain Laboratories Library 
San Bernardino Public Library (California)
San Jose Public Library California Room
St. Joseph County Public Library (Indiana)
Sutter County Library (California)
Thousand Oaks Library (California)
United States Government Publishing Office
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
University of Idaho Library
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina – Greensboro
University of North Carolina – Charlotte
University of Scranton
University of Southern California Libraries
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries
University of Washington – Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District (Minnesota)
Utah State University – Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum
Virginia Commonwealth University – James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections and Archives
Washington University, St. Louis (Missouri)
Yale Center for British Art
Yale University Art Gallery
Yorba Linda Public Library (California)

Auckland Libraries No Known Copyright
British Library Flickr Collection
National Library of New Zealand Flickr Images
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Internet Archive Flickr collection
Dunedin City Council Archives
Wairarapa Archive
MTG Hawkes Bay
Alexander Turnbull Library
Palmerston North City Libraries

Federation University of Australia
Picture Queensland
Queensland State Archives
Queensland University of Technology: Digital Collections
State Library of Queensland
State Library of Victoria
Swinburne University
University of Queensland
University of Wollongong Library
Australian National Maritime Museum
Flinders Shire Council Historical Photograph Museum
Flinders University Special Collections
Northern Territory Library Service
National Library of Australia’s collection Album of the Boileau family’s voyage from England to Australia in 1894-1895
National Library of Australia’s B.O. Holtermann archive of Merlin and Bayliss photographic prints of New South Wales and Victoria
National Library of Australia’s collection Charles Studdy (C S ) Daley photograph collection
National Library of Australia’s collection Drouin town and rural life during World War II
National Library of Australia’s Ledgar collection of photographs, 1858-1910
National Library of Australia’s E.A. Lumme – Mandurama photograph collection
National Library of Australia’s William Henry Corkhill Tilba Tilba photograph collection
Deakin University Institutional Repository
National Library of Australia’s Wolfgang Sievers photographic archive (attribution required)

Historical fashion drawings and prints, sewing and embroidery patterns
Manuscript illustrations from codices on swordsmanship and natural history
Japanese woodblock prints

Illuminated manuscripts from the British Library

Fashion illustration and drawings
Swedish Military history in black and white photographs
Vintage French Posters
Old Maps
Historical carriages

Creative Commons licensed materials

The collections included below are available for re-use and re-mixing, with a few conditions. For instance, some of the licenses listed below allow for non-commercial re-use only, while others permit you to do whatever you would like with the item so long as you properly attribute the source. To read what each license means, click “view this license” next to the relevant license.

CC BY-NC-SA 3.0  Still Images (view this license)

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Archives New Zealand Flickr Collection
Papers Past Images

Victorian Collections partners

CC-BY-SA 3.0 NL Still Images (view this license)

Vintage circus posters, photographs, and postcards

CC-BY-SA 4.0 Still Images (view this license)

Sketches from National Library of Wales

CC BY-SA 3.0 AU  Still Images (view this license)

Australian Paralympic Committee
Blue Mountains Locals Studies

CC BY 3.0  Moving Images (view this license)

Archives New Zealand Youtube collection

CC BY 3.0  Still Images (view this license)

CSIRO Science Images
Queensland University of Technology: Digital Collections
State Library of Queensland
University of Wollongong Library

Drawings and paintings from Bulgarian Academy of Science

CC BY-NC 4.0 Moving Images (view this license)

Minnesota Historical Society

CC BY 4.0 – Still images (view this license)

Photographic studies of motion by Eadweard Muybridge

CC BY-NC 3.0 – Still images (view this license)

Upper Hutt City Library
Lincoln University Living Heritage

CC0 – Still images (view this license)

Vintage Czech posters and historical items
Old maps

Likely Out of Copyright  Still Images *

Black Gold Cooperative Library System (California)
Glendale Public Library (California)
Kern County Library (California)
Marin County Public Library (California)
Monterey County Free Libraries (California)
Richmond Public Library (California)

State Library of Victoria

*Please note that rights may vary from item to item, even those found in collections containing a plethora of out-of-copyright materials. Always check the individual rights statement associated with an item before reusing it!