State Library of NSW

Websitehttps://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=SLNSW&tab=default_tab&sortby=rank

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au

Conditions:

Except where otherwise noted, the Library’s datasets are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license. Any projects using State Library of NSW data in any way should be released under this same CC BY 3.0 AU license.

For more information, you can see further definition of the Library’s copyright policies, or you can contact us at web.development@sl.nsw.gov.au.

Using the Library’s open data

“A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse and redistribute it – subject only, at most, to the requirements to attribute and/or share-alike.” (Source: opendefinition.org)

The Library is committed to providing open access to our data and collections for reuse and redistribution. On these pages we offer a selection of datasets and tools and we encourage the creative and innovative repurposing of these materials.

If there is a particular dataset you would like the Library to make available, please send your suggestions to web.development@sl.nsw.gov.au.

This service is provided as part of the NSW Government ICT Strategy’s Open Data Policy.

#MADEWITHSLNSW

We encourage you to share your creations with us and the world. To do so please use hashtag #madewithslnsw on your social media channels. Any projects using State Library of NSW data should be released under a Creative Commons 3.0 (CC BY 3.0 AU) license.

Sourcehttp://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/research-and-collections-research-and-engagement/open-data-create-collections

Confirmation that all images are free to use for any purpose was confirmed in person by one of the curators.

State Library of NSW

Art Images for College Teaching

Website: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict/

Conditions:

Permission is herin granted:

  • to academic institutions to use these images freely and without further authorization in conjunction with educational activities such as teaching, research, and scholarly publication;
  • to academic personnel for creative utilization of these images–including electronic enhancement, modification, manipulation, or combination with other free use images–in conjunction with teaching and learning activities;
  • and to libraries and archives to store, display, transmit, and disseminate these images through any appropriate means–including photomechanical and electronic–in support of such bona fide non-profit activities. Web-based dissemination of these images, even if “re-purposed” by removing them from the AICT website and mounting them in other contexts, is specifically authorized for educational institutions.

Because it is AICT‘s goal to offer teachers and students absolute freedom to use these image resources in any application that is both educational in intent and non-commercial in nature, users may download image files from the AICT website pages, or may link directly to individual image files on this site. There is no requirement that AICT images so used be password protected, encrypted, or otherwise gated. AICT images may be incorporated into resource sharing projects with affiliated campuses and consortium partner institutions. Authorization is also specifically granted to educational institutions to make derivative copies available to their affiliated personnel, including students.

While identification of derivative copies with the source note “AICT/Allan T. Kohl” would be appreciated, omission of such credit does not invalidate the general permissions given above.

Please respect the integrity of this educational resource by refraining from any use of these images that is not truly educational and non-commercial in nature. All commercial rights pertaining to the utilization, publication, or distribution of these images for profit or revenue generation (including institutional development and promotional activities, as opposed to curricular support) are reserved by the copyright holder. Commercial publishers and producers wishing to make use of AICT images should contact the author about specific licensing conditions.

Source: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict?page=license

Art Images for College Teaching

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Website: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

Conditions:

Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more. All our free images are of high quality, produced by our community of professional stock photographers and digital illustrators.

Royalty free photos for business and personal use

Our free photos and illustrations are ideal for business, personal and educational use. Every image is free, with an option to buy larger images at reasonable prices.

Standard Licence

When you download a free or purchased image from FreeDigitalPhotos.net you automatically receive our Standard Licence which allows you to use the image as an illustration for almost any business, personal, educational or charitable purpose. The image is yours to use anywhere in the world as many times as you need and for as long as you want.

If you choose to download an image free of charge you need to publish an acknowledgement to FreeDigitalPhotos.net and the creator of that image wherever it’s used – find out more about publishing an acknowledgement.

Extended Licence

If you wish to distribute products bearing one of our images, where your customers are likely to choose the product solely or mainly BECAUSE it displays that image, you will need to purchase an Extended Licence. This could be, for example, if you want to reproduce the image on greeting cards for sale or mass distribution.

How you can use our images

Below we have summarised the types of use which are permitted with each licence. If you would like further information we encourage you to read our full terms and conditions or contact us for advice.

This table shows a range of uses for our images and which licence is needed for each. Our images can be manipulated, edited, have text overlaid or be combined; the same licensing terms still apply.

How you intend to use the image Type of licence you need
Websites (unless it is a template for mass distribution). Eg websites for business (for yourself or a client), personal, educational or charitable use, plus blogs, forums and Facebook/Twitter/Google+ pages. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Printed media (eg newspapers, magazines, newsletters, booklets, flyers, advertising and promotional material). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
DVD, Blu-ray, CD and digital music covers. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Book or eBook covers and inner pages (including books which are published through a print on demand service such as Amazon). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Television broadcasts. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Films (eg video productions and YouTube or Vimeo videos). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Facebook profile or cover pictures (unless it is a template for mass distribution). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Twitter avatars or backgrounds (unless it is a template for mass distribution). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Software, apps and video games – incidental use where the image is not important to the functioning of the software. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Emails (eg business, marketing and personal emails). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
School or college projects. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and other end-user applications (unless it is for mass distribution). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Desktop wallpaper (unless it is for mass distribution) Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Artists reference and canvas/framed artwork – where the resulting artwork is for personal use. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Artists reference and canvas/framed artwork – where the resulting artwork is for sale. Extended Licence
Flash cards, language courses and online learning systems etc – where the images are integral to the functioning of the system, eg a picture is shown and has to be indentified. Extended Licence
Product packaging or labels. Extended Licence
Products or printed merchandise for mass distribution where the image is the sole, or a main, reason the product would be chosen; whether the item is distributed free of charge or sold. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Greeting cards, mugs, T-shirts, calendars, jigsaws and other puzzles.
  • End user application templates, eg PowerPoint presentation or Word document templates.
  • Desktop wallpaper.
  • Facebook profile or cover pictures.
  • Twitter avatar or backgrounds.
  • Web templates, eg templates distributed via Theme Forest or Template Monster.

This excludes distribution on merchandise sites, see below.

Extended Licence
Products or printed merchandise for resale on merchandise sites such as Zazzle and CafePress. Prohibited – no licence available
Logos and other corporate identity devices which may acquire trademark or copyright protection. Prohibited – no licence available
Pornographic, unlawful or defamatory uses. Prohibited – no licence available
Infringement of copyright, trade name, trademark or service mark. Prohibited – no licence available
Redistribution or resale as a digital or printed image. Prohibited – no licence available

* Images which are downloaded free of charge are all provided under the Standard Licence. You must publish an acknowledgement wherever the image is used to acknowledge FreeDigitalPhotos.net and the copyright holder for that image (ie the person who created the image).

Source: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/terms.php

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Pixabay

Website: https://pixabay.com

Conditions:

On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 as public domain.
You can copy, modify, distribute and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission and without paying attribution. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. Read more in our blog.

Understand “public domain” as the permission to freely use (display, modify, print, etc.) an image without asking permission from the image author. However, it is still your responsibility, to make sure the depicted content (persons, logos, private property, etc.) is suitable for your application and does not infringe any rights.

Source: https://pixabay.com/en/service/faq/

Pixabay

Flickr, Creative Commons Licensed Images

Website: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Conditions: A range of access permissions as below. May be hard to find a specific image but is a huge and ever updating source.

Attribution means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if they give you credit.

Noncommercial iconNoncommercialmeans:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work – and derivative works based upon it – but for noncommercial purposes only.

No Derivative Works iconNo Derivative Worksmeans:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.

Share Alike iconShare Alike means:
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

CC0 iconPublic Domain Dedication (CC0)means:
You, the copyright holder, waive your interest in your work and place the work as completely as possible in the public domain so others may freely exploit and use the work without restriction under copyright or database law.

Public Domain Work iconPublic Domain Workmeans:
Works, or aspects of copyrighted works, which copyright law does not protect. Typically, works become part of the public domain because their term of protection under copyright law expired, the owner failed to follow certain required formalities, or the works are not eligible for copyright protection.

Source: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Flickr, Creative Commons Licensed Images

Why?

Every academic author knows the pain of getting the image permissions for their articles, books and other publications. It takes a huge amount of time, money and frustration. However, many institutions will allow free reproduction of images of their collections for academic publications if they fulfil certain criteria, depending on the institution.

This site lists those generous institutions providing open access to images in various ways, and their conditions. Please drop an email if you know of more to add or contact me on Twitter @FourRedShoes.

Why?