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OpenClip Art Library Release 0.08 Announcement

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 05:38 PM

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: http://www.openclipa...geography/flags
* 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 holidays.

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.

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