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Friday, October 31, 2008

Digital Archimedes manuscript released libre OA

The Walters Art Museum, host of the Archimedes Palimpsest -- a manuscript of treatises by Archimedes of Syracuse -- posted its digital images of the manuscript online on October 29, 2008. The images and supplementary information are OA and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. See also the announcement. (Thanks to Glyn Moody.)

Comment. It's fuzzy whether the scans are copyrightable anyway (see Bridgeman v. Corel). But it's a good gesture regardless.