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  • 1. Searching for Creative Commons Resources
    • Creative Commons resources are searchable!
    • Mozilla Firefox browser search function includes Creative Commons
    • Search for images, web pages, video, music, media
    • Search using options: commercial purposes and/or modify, adapt and build upon
    • Search using tags which are keywords describing the object
  • 2. Flickr
    • Essentially a social network site - one of the world’s best online photo management and sharing apps
      • Help people make their content available to people who matter to them - this includes alternative licensing options to allow re-use, download & remix
      • Enable new ways of organising video and photo
    • Free account to upload photographs and use the site to store, share and explore photos (up to 100 MB per month)
    • Members can
      • Upload and download photos
      • join and create groups
      • participate in discussions
      • connect to people and can help widen your org’s online connections through photo-sharing
    Do you know what this is?
  • 3. Search on Flickr
    • Tags
    • An online ‘filing’ system to categorise photos and video
    • a keyword or category label.
    • Tags help you find photos and videos which have something in common .
    • On Flickr - up to 75 tags to each photo or video
    • Geo-tagging using the map on Flickr
    • Creative Commons on Flickr
  • 4. Search on Flickr
    • Attribution should always include:
    • Source , eg: Flickr, Title of picture , Name of creator/ licensor , Licence conditions , eg: This image is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    Depending on your editorial policy, for example, our org chooses to display licence conditions when hovering with cursor over image
  • 5. Search on Flickr Click here!
  • 6. Search on Flickr Click to search in the licence sub category
  • 7. Visualising with Video
    • A great way to find resources on issues related to your work.
    • Videos can effectively explain complex issues in a succinct and entertaining way.
    • Think about creating video for documentation, spreading a story (video meme) amongst a community; adding momentum to your effort
    • Youtube channels Huge international audiences, limit of 20 minute uploads, 10 million uploads a day.
    • Zoopy
    • Local option, local audiences, local speeds (faster). Audio, video and photos. Mobile site.
    • Dotsub
    • Plugging in to a community of translators
  • 8. Embedding video - a legal loophole? Embedding versus downloading … Embed uses code which links to where the object is hosted Downloading takes ‘copy’ of object from its server to your server; you store a copy of the object How to … a) EMBED (video) Copy the embed code Choose HTML view Paste the embed code Resize b) DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD (photo) Click download and save to desktop.
  • 9. Public Domain Resources FLICKR Commons Cataloguing and tagging public works Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language Internet Archive
  • 10. Public Domain Resources
  • 11. Public Domain Resources
  • 12. Open Access Resources
  • 13. Now it’s your turn …
    • Find and download to desktop an image of a flower that has an attribution non-commercial licence
    • Find a Creative Commons licensed article about environmental issues
    • Find an image of the Red Sea manuscripts that is licensed under Creative Commons and read / record the licence conditions. What licence is it and what does it mean?
    • Can you find a Creative Commons-licensed image on Zoopy?
    • Could you find info/ image of ‘libraries’ on the Internet Archive?
    • These resources may help you :)
    http://search. creativecommons .org http://www. dotsub .com http://www. youtube .com