On using Creative Commons for old documents

When the University of Cambridge, with help from the University of Sussex (and JISC funding), released its Newton Papers, there was widespread acclaim for the resultant website, but also some criticism of their use of Creative Commons. Some bloggers (here and here) asserted that the (seventeenth-century) documents are out of copyright and therefore should be […]

Islamic Studies

Oxford and Cambridge unite

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have recently completed a project to create digital versions of the catalogue records that describe their world renowned collections of Islamic manuscripts Available from a common search engine at, users can now search over detailed descriptions of over 10,000 texts. The term Fihrist comes from the book written […]