Sounds like you
have an interesting project. I'll be glad to help in whatever way I can.
The USAF Museum website is probably a special case and may not fit with
your project. On the other hand, it might make an interesting addition.
In any case, the Museum website material has recently been classified as
public domain. This means there is no copyright on any of the material.
We're in the process of removing copyright markings from photos now. Our
reuse policy is also being updated to reflect this change.
The Museum web site is
also being updated to make finding information easier. This project is
about 50% complete and should help students find the data they want quickly.
Here is how a typical student might find some information beginning from
the home page (www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/)
As an example, let's say
they want to find out about the newest Air Force Fighter, the F-22.
|1) The most obvious ways to find the info are by using the
Aircraft Index and/or Search links (middle left column). Typing F-22
in the search page leads directly to one of the F-22 pages. The Aircraft
Index page lists aircraft by type, so if the student knew the F-22 was
a fighter plane and clicked the fighter plane index, they'd find the listing
for the Museum's YF-22 aircraft.
|2) The student could also find the plane using the Aircraft
Galleries section (top left on the home page). If they new the plane
they wanted was new, but couldn't remember the name, they might choose
Modern Flight. The Modern Flight Gallery main page lists all the
aircraft on display in the actual gallery at the Museum. This might
be confusing to a student who wasn't sure exactly what they were looking
If they knew they were looking for
a fighter they might click on the first fighter plane listed: the Lockheed
F-94C Starfire. This page isn't what they need, but it has
links to the Fighter Plane Index which would get them to the right page.
It also has links to the previous and next fighter plane in the Museum.
For example, on the F-94C page, the previous fighter is F-94A and the next
one is F-100C. Using the next fighter plane link, they'd eventually
get to the YF-22 on display at the Museum.
| The Museum web site almost never
gets student requests for using material from the site, but I'm assuming
there is quite a bit of use for research.
| We have a basic logo for the Museum
(see it at www.wpafb.af.mil). If this is what you need I can send
it to you. If you need more specific or detailed answers, let me
USAF Museum Volunteer