Royal Society Digital Archive
The Royal Society have made their Digital Archive available free until
the end of November.
I've quoted from their press release and put URL at bottom of this post.
Why should you care? Original papers including those from Fox Talbot can
be downloaded FREE!
My favourite passage from 'Some Account of the Art of Photogenic
Drawing, or the Process by Which Natural Objects May Be Made to
Delineate Themselves without the Aid of the Artist's Pencil' (1839)
"These philosophers found, ... , that the paper could not be rendered
sufficiently sensible to receive any impression whatever from the feeble
light of a camera ..."
Doesn't this sound familiar? Nothing has changed in 167 years. Tee
Excuse me while I go render myself sufficiently sensible.
Nearly three and a half centuries of scientific study and achievement is
now available online in the Royal Society Journals Digital Archive
following its official launch this week. This is the longest-running and
arguably most influential journal archive in Science, including all the
back articles of both Philosophical Transactions and Proceedings.
For the first time the Archive provides online access to all journal
content, from Volume One, Issue One in March 1665 until the latest
modern research published today ahead of print. And until December the
archive is freely available to anyone on the internet to explore.