Thursday, November 20, 2008
Google Gets Life Archive
Life magazine is making its huge library of photographs dating from the late 19th century to today available via Google. Life photographs often capture those seminal moments of history and are now online to the public online. About 97% of the pictures are widely reported as having never been seen before. Also available is work from other archives, such as collected by the former Time publisher, Henry Luce.
Only around 20% of the collection has gone live with the total library planned to be available in the first quarter of 2009.
Millions of images have been scanned and made available on Google Image Search who in their press statement, said: "The effort to bring offline images online was inspired by our mission to organize all the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."