The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has released its ScienceImage library under a Creative Commons Attribution license, reports Creative Commons Australia.
CSIRO has provided permission for anyone to freely use, repost and transform the collection’s 4000+ high definition images and videos. The library represents more than six decades worth of environmental, industrial, agricultural and technological research image.
CSIRO’s library is separated into a variety of categories including Animals, Buildings, Soil Science, Technology and Water. Many of the recently released videos and images are accompanied by details about the research project involved, or the specimen photographed. The library provides great educational insight into Australian scientific research and technology as well as a look into the history of recent Australian society.
The library now joins a number of other scientific image collections released into the public domain or under free licenses including NASA’s Image library, the Open-i Biomedical image search engine, the Public Health Image Library, the US NIH National Library of Medicine’s Images from the History of Medicine archive, and the Wikimedia Commons Scientific Images collections.
Read the full announcement on the Creative Commons Australia website.