Today is the 10th birthday of the Public Domain Review, which I co-founded along with its editor Adam Green.
As per its mission statement the review is “dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas – focusing on works now fallen into the public domain, the vast commons of out-of-copyright material that everyone is free to enjoy, share, and build upon without restrictions”.
Happy Birthday Public Domain Review! 🎊 A year-by-year overview of the project has just been posted on its blog:
Ten years ago today — on 1st January 2011 — we launched The Public Domain Review! Since this auspicious day we’ve published 272 essays, 935 collection posts, featured 134 cultural archives and institutions, and welcomed a whopping 17 million of you to the site. We will be marking this momentous milestone of our tenth birthday with a number of exciting things, to be revealed over the next weeks and months. But for now, on the day itself, we thought it’d be fitting to treat you to a year-by-year glance back over the last decade of the project.
More about the broader vision of mapping and supporting engagement around the public domain and the cultural commons can be found in this 2013 post. Here’s an announcement on this blog from 1st Jan 2010.