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Prelinger Archives Houses “Orphan” Content

Purchased by the Library of Congress, the Prelinger Archive holds an eclectic array of visual images as well as audio and video recordings including, among others,  advertisements, home movies, commercials, and educational films. The mission of the archive is to create a repository for content that might not find a home in other collections.  The content is wide ranging and provides data for perspectives that might not be included in a traditional archive.  Additionally, the Prelinger Archive contains stock footage that may be accessed through a relationship with Getty Images.  It is housed at the Internet Archive.  The page references its rights statement, but it doesn’t appear to be in the location stated.

Open Content at the Getty

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has adopted an Open Content Program . The Getty provides free availability to all of the digital images in the collection for which the Getty either holds the right or for those that exist in the public domain.  The Getty does not restrict the the use of the images and does not require that permission be requested.  A more detailed outline of the rights statement can be found at the page outlining the philosophy behind the Open Content Program.

The Getty is the “world’s largest cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts.”  Its collection contains objects from antiquity, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, photographs and objects representing sculpture and the decorative arts. The Getty Search Gateway provides the doorway to the collection.