Wellcome ImagesWellcome Library, London, United Kingdom
Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
Wellcome Images is one of the visual collections of the Wellcome Library. It contains themes ranging “from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and science“. To date, there are close to 130,000 images across different themes.
Collection Type Broad terms that define the type of digital collection
Subject Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.
Style Period Terms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute
Work Types Terms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.
Openness Openness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).
All Wellcome-owned images are released under Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 licence. Rights-managed images are made available at low resolution (800 x 550 pixels) under the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial, No derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) 4.0 licence. Citation is required for all Wellcome Images with appropriate credit and a link to the CC licence.