New Creative Commons photo search engine

New CC Search engine from Creative Commons

Creative Commons has introduced a new search engine, CC Search, for finding images that use its licenses. 

The engine searches several image repositories (including Flickr, the New York Public Library, and The Met) for access to over nine million images with open licenses. For more on the new search engine, read “Creative Commons unveils a new photo search engine” by Sarah Perez for Tech Crunch.

Images are a great way to add interest to pre-existing OER materials.

Try out CC Search.

Summer 2017 OER Stipends at Lane

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be starting the process to award stipends for OER course development work for this coming summer. Awards will be in the form of curriculum development hours to convert non-OER courses to OER courses using existing OER materials. Awards will be up to 70 hours of curriculum development funds to complete the work over the summer in time for the upcoming Fall ’17, Winter ’18 or Spring ’18 terms.

  • Stipend application closes – Beginning of Spring Term – April 7
  • Announce awards – Week 3 of Spring term – April 21
  • Questions? Feel free to send inquiries to

The Application for Lane’s Summer 2017 OER Stipends is now open.

Public Domain Images from The Met

Painter Guido Reni's "The Immaculate Conception"
The Immaculate Conception by Guido Reni, CC0 and downloaded via the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digital collection.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just changed the licenses of approximately 375,000 images to Creative Commons Zero, or CC0, licenses. This places the images into the public domain and allows for their free download and unrestricted use.

Search The Met’s collection of public domain works.

For more information on this policy change, read the full story “Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Free” by Joshua Barone for the New York Times.