Images recently added

After a long hiatus, with this post we are resuming our Images recently digitized blog. That old location will not be updated. About every week or two, we’ll post here a brief notice of some of the most recent images to appear in our galleries. (In the future, click the “Images recently digitized” link in the right margin to view only these posts.)

There is no fee to download or use these images, and our terms of use are quite generous — mainly, attribute them to us with a statement such as “Courtesy History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries.”

As a post from July 31, 2006, explained:

At the end of summer, 2006, approximately 6,000 images from books held in the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries were available on the History of Science Collections image server. Our generous terms of use reflect our mission, as a public research university, in providing resources for teaching, research and publication.

Available images represent a wide variety of rare works in the history of science, including Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Aristarchos, Archimedes, Hippocrates, Hyginus, Pliny, Ptolemy, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), Crescenzi, Duns Scotus, Hildegard of Bingen, Sacrobosco, Leonardo da Vinci, Peurbach, and Regiomontanus, in addition to hundreds of images from 16th century and later works by Copernicus, Vesalius, Kepler, Galileo, Boyle, Newton, Cuvier, Darwin, Finley, Flammarion or Curie, to name a few.

Since that time the number of available images has grown to over 60,000. The importance of the galleries lies not in how many complete books are digitized. Rather, these galleries provide high-resolution color images suitable for close scrutiny. Browse these galleries when you need engravings, portraits, maps and illustrations for scholarly examination, or iconic images of pedagogical value for your teaching and presentations.

Above: Charles Darwin, Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, (London, 1838-43).

See also: About the Online Galleries

About ouhos

Kerry Magruder, Curator; and JoAnn Palmeri, Librarian
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