Friday, January 11, 2008

Public Domain Resources

General Public Domain Resources
Center for the Study of the Public Domain (www.law.duke.edu/cspd).
The Creative Commons (http://www.creativecommons.org/)
The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/)
The Electronic Freedom Foundation (http://www.eff.org/)
Public Knowledge (http://www.publicknowledge.org/)
The Free Expression Policy Project (http://www.fepproject.org/)
Center for Arts and Culture (http://www.culturalpolicy.org/)
The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home).

Copyright Resources
Copyright Office (http://www.copyright.gov/)
List of copyright renewals for books published during the period 1923--1963. (http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/page?forward=home)
On-Line Books Page (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/cce/)
Foreign Copyright Laws (www.unesco.org/culture/copyrightlaws)

Writing Resources
Below are some useful websites for locating public domain writings and libraries:
Yahoo Internet Directory (www.yahoo.com/r/lb);
Library of Congress (http://catalog.loc.gov/)
The University of Idaho links (www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html)
The Internet Public Library (www.ipl.org/reading/books)
Project Gutenberg (http://promo.net/pg/index.html)
Project Bartleby (www.bartleby.com/index.html )
Public Domain Links( http://www.ibiblio.org/)
The Universal Library (www.ul.cs.cmu.edu/html/index.html).
Wikipedia (http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_resources).
The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/).
Government Depository websites (www.gpoaccess.gov/libraries.html).
Federal government materials (http://www.access.gpo.gov/).

Music Resources
Public Domain Info (http://www.pdinfo.com/)

You can download public domain sheet music at these sites:
Werner Icking Music Archive: (http://icking-music-archive.org/)
My Sheet Music: (http://www.dalymusic.com/)
Historic American Sheet Music (http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic)
The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection (http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/)
Library of Congress Music for the Nation— American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/smhtml/smhome.html)
Sheet Music Online (www.sheetmusic1.com/NEW.GREAT.MUSIC.HTML)
Sheet Music USA (http://www.sheetmusicusa.com/)
University of California at Berkeley California Sheet Music Project (www.sims.berkeley.edu/~mkduggan/neh.html)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Sheet Music Library (www.lib.unc.edu/music/eam.html).

Music libraries in the United States where you may research public domain music:
Berklee College of Music (http://library.berklee.edu/)
Columbia UniversityMusic Library (www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/music)
Eastman School of Music of the Universityof Rochester (http://sibley.esm.rochester.edu/)
Free Library of Philadelphia (http://www.library.phila.gov/)
Harvard University (http://hcl.harvard.edu/loebmusic)
Indiana University William & Gayle Cook Music Library (www.music.indiana.edu/muslib.html)
Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory of Music (www.peabody.jhu.edu/home.php)
Library of Congress Music Division (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/perform/guide)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (www.nypl.org/research/lpa/lpa.html)
University of California, Berkeley Music Library (www.lib.berkeley.edu/MUSI)
University of California, Los Angeles Music and Arts Library (http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/Music/9597.cfm)
University of Chicago Music Collection (http://www.uchicago.edu/)
University of Michigan Music Library (www.lib.umich.edu/music)
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives (www.lib.washington.edu/)
Yale University Irving S. Gilmore Music Library (www.library.yale.edu/musiclib/muslib.htm)

Museums Resources
Yahoo Directory (http://dir.yahoo.com/arts/museums__galleries__and_centers) .
Gallery Guide Online (http://www.galleryguide.org/).
Other helpful art websites are:
Art History Resources on the Web (http://witcombe.bcpw.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html)
World Wide Art Resources (http://wwar.com/artists1.html).

Art Reproductions Resources
Art History Resources on the Web (http://witcombe.bcpw.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html)
World Wide Art Resources (http://wwar.com/artists1.html).
Dover Publications (http://store.doverpublications.com/)

Photography Resources
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print).
Library of Congress Public Domain Reprint Service (http://lcweb.loc.gov/preserv/pds).
Price list for Public Domain Photo Reprints (www.loc.gov/preserv/pds/photo.html).
The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (http://www.eastman.org/).
New York Public Library Photo Collection (www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/art/photo/photo.html)
National Archives and Records Administration Archive Research Center (www.archives.gov/research_room/arch/index.html)
Tulane University Index of Archival Indexes (www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/ArchivesResources.html).
University of Idaho Archives (www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html )
Public Domain Pictures (www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/links/clipart.html)
Wikipedia public domain images (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_image_resources)

Film Resources
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) (http://www.archives.gov/) has a website for film and video holdings (www.archives.gov/research_room/media_formats/film_sound_video.html)
NASA (http://www.nasa.gov/)
The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (http://www.eastman.org/).
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic)
Museum of Modern Art Department of Film and Video (http://www.moma.org/)
UCLA Film and Television Archive (http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/).
Cinema Web (www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm)
Silents Are Golden (www.silentsaregolden.com/silentvideolist.html)
Kino International Corp. (http://www.kino.com/)
Movies Unlimited (http://www.moviesunlimited.com/)
Video Oyster (http://www.videooyster.com/)

Architectural Resources
Columbia University Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library (www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/avery)
Harvard Design School (www.gsd.harvard.edu/library)
University of Florida, Architecture & Fine Arts Library (http://afalib.uflib.ufl.edu/afa)
University of Nevada Las Vegas Architecture Studies Library (http://library.nevada.edu/arch/index.html)
Dover Publications (http://store.doverpublications.com/)

Map Resources
University of Minnesota Links to Map Libraries (http://map.lib.umn.edu/).
Oddens’ Bookmarks (http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/main.html).
Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/gmpage.html)

Choreography Resources
Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Library for the Performing Arts (www.nypl.org/research/lpa/dan/dan.html).

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