Commons:Batch uploading/Freshwater and Marine Image Bank

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Freshwater and Marine Image Bank[edit]

The Freshwater and Marine Image Bank from the Digital Collections at the University of Washington states:

"Materials in the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank as a source for borrowed images is requested."

The entire library can be browsed here: [1]

These photos would be useful in the many marine and freshwater life articles of the Wikipedias. The images are encyclopedic and are very high quality.

The digital collection has been "closed" since June, but the site is still accessible. My guess is the site will shut down within a few days (whenever their webspace subscription ends).

Any way someone could set up a batch for this? Thanks, Bob the Wikipedian (talk) 19:46, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Opinions[edit]

Um...no responses yet? Perhaps I should revisit the fact this database isn't supposed to be up much longer. Either we take the images now or they might not be there a few months from now. Bob the Wikipedian (talk) 01:23, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

I would like to echo the great potential utility of the UW image database! In many of the subjects of particular interest to me (e.g. North Pacific marine ecology, marine mammals, Pacific salmon, sturgeon species, indigenous people) the collection is a real goldmine. Somebody, whoever is out here making such magical batch uploads possible, please respond! Best, Eliezg (talk) 21:13, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
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