The CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) database is "a unique and comprehensive resource for those working in culture and sport".
It currently holds over 12,000 studies from across the CASE sectors (sport, arts, heritage, museums, galleries, libraries and archives), undertaken internationally and wi ...
Mechanical Curator's Cuttings is a large (c. 500k) colletion of copyright free small illustrations and ornamentations, from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th Century books - curated by a robot.
The illustrations are derived semi-randomly, semi-thematically from digitised books in the British Libra ...
The Open Library is aiming to create a webpage for every book published. It contains over 20 million records.
It provides APIs for
- Recent Changes
- Search inside
Open Library Bibliographic Data is available to bulk download. You can also retu ...
Feedbooks is an online eBook retailer and self-publishing platform, who also make ebooks of public domain literature (fiction and non-fiction) available for free at http://www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain and via a comprehensiv ...
This is a set of statistics released by the DCMS about the export of 'objects of cultural interest'.
Cultural Goods are
Certain cultural objects more than 50 years of age and valued above specified financial thres ...
Daily entries from the 17th century diary of Samuel Pepys, republished as a blog and via RSS. A ten year labour of love from Phil Gyford.
The complete Diary had 3,434 entries and it has accumulated c.58,000 annotations from the site's community. Entries are cross referenced by characters and places ...
An application for the close reading and scholarly analysis of deeply tagged texts.
The WordHoard project is named after an Old English phrase for the verbal treasure 'unlocked' by a wise speaker. It applies to highly canonical literary texts the insights and techniques of corpus linguistics, that ...
Open Literature combines literary criticism and the internet to produce a platform for appreciating great literature.
Currently seems to be a work-in-progress.
The British Library holds a large collection of Illuminated Manuscripts, many of which are digitised and catalogued on their site. The [images from these manuscripts are available under a Public Domain](http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/08/get-ready-to-save-as-new-uploads ...
The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project working to make interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online.
Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest open data projects on the web. Founded in 1971, it uses volunteers to transcribe out-of-copyright books and makes them available as text files to download.
There are now over 42,000 books in their collection, including classics like Shakespeare, Dickens and Ar ...