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.

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.