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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OER
Essential reading for educators and librarians who are creating OER. Provides guidance on using copyrighted inserts such as images, quotes, media, poetry into a newly created OER.
Open Attribution Builder
Unless an insert is in the public domain, it will require a citation or attribution statement. The Open Attribution Builder is a tool out of Open Washington that helps to build attribution statements to use within OER.
OER Insert Tracker
A spreadsheet you can use to keep track of all of the images, media, and other third-party content that you're including in your OER.
Openly Licensed Images
Creative Commons Image Search
One of the most commonly used open image searches, the Creative Commons image search brings together content from many different sources including museums, libraries, archives, and individuals.
Flickr Creative Commons Collection
"Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license."
Getty Open Content Images
"Open content images are digital surrogates of works of art that are in the Getty's collections and in the public domain, for which [Getty] holds all rights, or for which we are not aware of any rights restrictions."
Use the Tools button to filter results by Usage Rights. Select Creative Commons licenses to see a list of openly licensed images.
Library of Congress Image Search
Images that have been digitized by the Library of Congress. Not all are openly licensed, but click on the image and scroll to the field "Rights Restrictions" to check.
High-resolution stock images licensed for the public domain.
A common repository of millions of openly licensed images of art, architecture, portraits, maps, diagrams, etc.
Openly Licensed Videos
Some videos on YouTube are licensed with a Creative Commons license. To find those, do your search and then on the results page, use the filters button to narrow by Features > Creative Commons
A video sharing site similar to YouTube. Do your search and then use the filters to narrow by CC license type.