RLG, a not-for-profit organization of over 150 research libraries, archives, and museums has announced a partnership with LookSmart, an online media and technology company specializing in vertical search. The partnership will bring RLG's Trove.net, a database containing over 209,000 images, to LookSmart's users through FindArticles--LookSmart's search vehicle for free and premium content on the Web.
Trove.net contains works from 300 BCE to the present and includes a variety of images from cultural heritage collections. The works represented range from papyrus fragments from ancient Greece, to Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," to vintage advertising labels, to 20th-century architectural photos. These images can be licensed for use by individuals and businesses.