Following its merger with the Life Science Science Foundation (LSF), the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia has changed its name to the Science History Institute. Its February 2018 newsletter announced the following news.
Over 5000 items from our collections now available online
Over 1,000 of these items are being released as public domain, which means they are free of copyright and may be used without requesting permission. We are joining a recent trend among other libraries, museums, and institutions embracing openness: open access, open data, free downloads, and open software code. Following the lead of such esteemed institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and the Getty Museum, when rights permit, we are releasing content in the public domain and allowing users to copy, modify, or distribute the work without asking permission.