Cambridge University Library Liberation collection digitized book covers dataset / ImagePlot

Change log
Fabry-Tehranchi, Irene  ORCID logo
Jeong, Wooseob 
  1. Metadata (Liberation collection raw metadata 2022 03 03 and Metadata sorted by authors) of the books in the Chadwyck-Healey Liberation collection ( was initially extracted from Cambridge University Library catalogue (Alma library management system), whose public interface is iDiscover ( It was manually edited to be used within the ImagePlot software.

  2. Image files produced by the ImagePlot software (in higher resolution than the illustrations in the article). They cross 2 of the 3 parameters: Brightness, Hue, Saturation (please read the article for more details). There are 2 subsets: ImagePlot visualisations for books by the most prolific authors in the Liberation collection; and ImagePlot visualisations for books in each of the core years for the collection: 1944, 1945, 1946.

  3. This dataset does not contain the jpg files of the 3000+ digitized Liberation collection book covers, because of copyright, but we provide a list of these files as of 2022 03 03. Please get in touch ( if you would be interested in accessing the original image files and using them for research purposes.

Software / Usage instructions
ImagePlot (see associated publication, Irene Fabry-Tehranchi and Wooseob Jeong, "Visualization of French Book Covers from the Liberation Collection (1944-1946) at Cambridge University Library", World Libraries, 26 (1), 2022, p. 1-24).
1944-1946, book covers, Cambridge University Library, ImagePlot, Liberation collection, metadata