On 12/15/2013 05:08 PM, Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada wrote:
Quote from full announcement
We have released over a million images
<http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary> onto Flickr Commons
for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken
from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by
Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary
Example of image http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11307195524/
Example of all images from a book
Stuff for coders https://github.com/BL-Labs/imagedirectory
I found an illustration from a Swedish book, found it in
the catalog of the British Library, and from there I could
both download a PDF and view the whole book in an
online 'item viewer'.
However, the downloaded PDF has a much lower
resolution (I estimate it at 150 dpi) than the real scans
(which I estimate at 300 dpi). The illustrations on Flickr
are in full resolution.
Has anybody found out how to download the whole
book in full resolution? The 'item viewer' appears to
layers of 'tiles' (similar to OpenStreetMap), scaled
and cut from the scanned images.
I had the same problem with books scanned by the
Norwegian national library, but there I was able to
figure out how to download images in full resolution
by requesting large tiles at full zoom. The URLs
used by the British Library are opaque to me.
Here is the illustration found on Flickr,
The description there says 'page 331 of Elfsyssel',
Identifier: 000507311, an easily identifiable book.
How can I search Flickr for other 'Elfsyssel' pictures?
This search yields nothing,
The library catalog record is found here,
After I downloaded the PDF, I made the book
available for reading and proofreading here,
The illustration (on "page 331") is here,
but even if you select "full resolution" there,
you only get the image from the PDF, and
not the good picture from Flickr.
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Project Runeberg - free Nordic literature - http://runeberg.org/