New Image Search Website – Xpert Media Search

Posted on March 23, 2011


The University of Nottingham have recently launched a new online service – the Xpert Media Search and Attribution service, which is a website designed to help users to find Creative Commons or public domain media and image files, and automatically incorporate licence information into the resource.

One of the main barriers to publishing and using open resources is copyright and particularly the use of third party images where the copyright status is uncertain.  This website aims to make the ownership and attribution required clearer to those seeking to use images.

The team behind the website describe it and the project behind it:

Creative Commons is a way of sharing your work, whether it’s images, film, or text, and being able to state what your copyright involves, and how you’d like others to use your work.  The Creative Commons website has some more information on how this works.