[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library Release 0.08 Announcement
jon at rejon.org
Thu Nov 4 09:08:31 PST 2004
Open Clip Art Library Release 0.08 Announcement
Release 0.08 of the Open Clip Art Library is now available for download
on the site as an individual package:
And, the library can also be 'browsed' at www.openclipart.org to find
specific art by searching through categories such as animals, education,
transportation, or geography.
The new final package is 16.7MB and contains 2181 unique user-submitted
files. While this package is slightly smaller than the previous, it
actually includes more unique images that each passed refined validation
procedures. Each SVG file is checked to see if it contains 'metadata'
that identifies title, author, keywords, and a license stating the work
is released into the Public Domain. Perhaps the greatest contribution
though to this "Flagship Release" is the incorporation of Sodipodi's
International Flag Collection into the library.
* Browse flags immediately:
* There are flags for many countries, US states, and other entities
including some historical flags.
* Each flag svg file has embedded metadata describing the content.
* Flags are located under the geography category.
As the project progresses, so do the tools that are used to maintain and
develop the project. Behind the scenes developers Bryce Harrington,
Nathan Eady, Nicu Buculei, Alberto Simões, among others have been
developing tools to allow for clip art to be submitted, parsed, and made
metadata-rich easily. The project continues to its striving to make the
submission process simple, but effective.
For the upcoming 0.09 release, we encourage submission of Christmas and
New Year's themed artwork, to help users wishing to create works for the
As this is Open Clip Art Library's first widely announced public
release, we hope and encourage you to submit your public domain vector
graphics to the collection. Also, Open Clip Art Library is open to the
addition of new librarians! The project needs people to help develop the
website, write parsing tools, to validate submitted artwork, and to use
the clip art to create new works.
Visit the Library at http://www.openclipart.org/
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