Friday, 15 March 2013

Thing 18: Using Creative Commons and other copyright ‘need-to-know’ issues

I have recently attended a workshop on 'Finding and using creative commons images' by Penny Schenk of the Bodleian Law Library, so feel much more clued up on this than I did.

It is important to me to find suitable images online as I paste photos to our Library Facebook page, and want to include them in presentations. Also librarians are supposed to uphold copyright, so with my new knowledge and useful image sites such as those listed below, I feel prepared:

  • Creative Commons search (images, video and more)
  • YouTube pre-approved audio tracks
  • The Internet Archive’s audio archive (audio)
  • (audio; you’ll have to check usage permissions on this one)
  • (free images, with licenses for commercial use)
  • Compfight (searches Flickr and allows you to sort results by Attribution or Commercial License)

  • Phil Bradley has also recently introduced me to Pixabay for free images.

    I also took the 23 Things for Research blog's advice and made my own copyright statement.

    Creative Commons Licence
    Get chartered! One woman's plucky fight to become a chartered librarian by Katrina Malone is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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