UBC Library Digital Collections represents many of the locally-created digital collections developed and maintained by the University of British Columbia Library. Collectively they document a diverse range of people and places, activities and events, and serve as a resource for students, historians, genealogists, and other researchers.
The Commons on Flickr
UBC Library’s Digitization Centre contributes digitized photographs, illustrations, paintings and other materials to The Commons on Flickr.
The Commons has two main objectives:
- To increase access to publicly-held photography collections, and
- To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge.
All images shared on The Commons are in the public domain, or UBC Library owns the copyright and is willing to make the images available for research and personal use.
Please see the UBC Digital Collections Withdrawal policy, below, if you have information about right holders which UBC Library is unaware of.
UBC Digital Collections Withdrawal Policy
UBC Library’s digital collections are made available in compliance with Canadian copyright law. If you are a rights holder and wish to contest the use of a specific resource, please contact UBC Library Digital Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notices should include:
- the title and URL of the specific work(s) in question;
- confirmation that you are a rights holder or an authorized representative of a rights holder; and
- the reason for the concern.
UBC Library Digital Initiatives will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of concerns raised and will make every effort to respond to notices within five (5) business days.
Upon receipt of what the UBC Library determines is a valid complaint, the specified work(s) will be made temporarily unavailable until such time as a resolution satisfactory to the UBC Library is reached. Possible resolutions include:
- The resource will be made accessible again, unchanged.
- The resource will be made accessible again, with agreed upon changes.
- The resource will be removed from the UBC Library’s digital archives.