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Guidance on repurposing

Page history last edited by Anna Gruszczynska 13 years, 9 months ago

This page contains links to  resources that could be helpful in the process of transforming and repurposing open educational resources. During the project lifetime, it functioned as a space for sharing best practice between project partners/ project team.


1. Images


Most of the OERs we have received from you so far contain images. While undoubtedly these images facilitate delivery of the material, we need to be careful of copyright issues when it comes to releasing OERs into the public domain. This copyright-friendly wiki has a good collection of links to images you can use. Do add  your comments on these resources here and let us know about any other websites you found useful!


In addition, in one of his earlier e-mails, Darren suggested some good sources of websites where you can find copyright-free images, you will find them below:


BBC Motion Gallery JISC Service


BBC Motion Gallery is the BBC's archive clip licensing business and the exclusive

global representative of footage material from leading broadcasters as well as

numerous other acclaimed archives. The JISC service allows all staff and students of

subscribed institutions to access a vast collection of clips for use in

presentations, lectures, coursework and media.




You can also get access to the "public" version of the service, where you can find a

number of royalty free clips.




Newsfilm Online


Another JISC repository, you have to log in via the usual JISC gateway, but as

mentioned briefly on Wednesday you can search for video material and take still

images - having said that, I'm not 100% sure on the copyright restrictions of this

at the moment ... on the terms of use page it mentions "deposit learning and

teaching objects created using parts of NFO in Jorum and your institution's

repository." But this probably does not mean JORUM Open. Have a look by all means,

but I shall query this with HEA if anyone wants to use anything from this






INTUTE Social Sciences




- wide ranging search tool, try advanced search with Images (ie search for

"ethnography" in anthropology, with the checkbox on "images")



Other useful collections


UNESCO Photobank




WikiMedia Commons



- free to use, often with contextual info to the pictures. Can also upload pictures.

Also with "Mayflower" search engine.





- a creative commons section allowing re-use


Welcome Images



- free via Creative Commons for academic / study use.

Using lightboxes, adding notes to pictures, searching by keyword / collections.



NYPL - Digital Gallery



- Free access, full metadata, offers embedded link (curiously geared for links from


Ie collections, culture & society, "Turn of century posters", search on fashion

Low res images can be immediately used, high quality prints / commercial

applications require licensing:



The British Museum Collection Database



- collections include images which can be downloaded for educational use




A photo gallery with a fairly good range of free to use (non-copyright) materials,

you can use the generic C-SAP log in details below.



Login: C-SAP

Password: CSAP123


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