OPEN, KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
enables access to over 50 millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records, from 3,700 libraries and museums throughout Europe. Now with a beautiful redesigned interface and excellent search tools, including licence and copyright information.
Note! not all Europeana content is openly licenced, please check individual items.
this collection of images and artefact provided by the includes costumes, illustration printed pages and books. Unless noted with specific restrictions Folger’s default licenses is
an American platform and digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books. In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating a free and open Internet.
the image hosting and sharing site currently has one 1,626,038,300 (one billion six hundred twenty-six million thirty-eight thousand three hundred), images available for reuse under the various Creative Commons and Public Domain licences. It includes contributed by museums, galleries under the initiative and many Scientific and official bodies.
Over 87,000 images from the Getty Museums, and Getty Research Institute, (Note! don’t confuse with Getty Images, the commercial stock photography archive which is one of the most widely used source for news and public media images.
The Public Domain Review is dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas – focusing on works now in the public domain. It covers a wide range of images, books, and films and covers the history of art, literature, and ideas It also posts a regularly updated newsletter.
brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. It includes books, texts videos, images educational resources, online courses, e-books.
is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia, entirely edit by its users. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, and is named as one of the most popular websites in the world. It is owned and supported by the , a non-profit organization which operates on funds it receives from its annual fund drives and charitable donations.
Organisations promoting open content
This page covers organisations that have an interest in open content, media, digital assets and open knowledge. It shares information and links to research, resources and news in this area. It also includes links to some of the major portals of open media.
a new organisation supporting UK cultural heritage institutions to open digital collections for unrestricted public reuse. It includes some detailed and very useful .
Creative Commons enables you to legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world licences have been responsible for transforming the way we can use digital .resources. Creative Commons Education Guidance and case studies in using Creative Commons in education.
based in Central and Eastern Europe this body supports development of open education policies in order to create a friendly and creative policy environment for open education.
is a worldwide non-profit network whose mission is to ensure knowledge and information are open to all.
The Wikimedia Foundation operates and manages some of the largest collaboratively edited projects in the world, including and its host . All their media assets are stored on .
(Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum) is a global network committed to sharing cultural heritage and ensure access to resources in Museums and Galleries. Check for new resources, news and workshops.
The fund’s default license is now , supporting more people to connect & engage with heritage.
is a network of researchers and practitioners whose aim is to foster, strengthen and enrich the value of Public Domain, especially in education.
is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
is a platform for sharing and accessing open academic research outputs as diagrams, data and presentations. Higher education and academia.
a newly established service enabling one to search for research articles and scholarly documents. The collection spans from eighteenth century journals through the latest Open Access journals.
a booklet produced by Wikimedia UK and the University of Edinburgh, bringing together a collection of case studies from across the UK showing many different Wikimedia projects in education.