46. What does open license mean and where can I find open licensed assets including images, sounds and videos?

Open licenced assets open up a whole new world of images, sounds and videos to enhance your online presence. This resource explains what open licensed assets are, how you can use and share them.

Rock formation from an arch from the cliffs to the sea.
Photo by Ian Cylkowski on Unsplash
Painting of a little girl deep in thought holding a pencil to her mouth.
Level 2

In this resource, Naomi Korn Associates’ Senior Consultant Debbie McDonnell breaks down what you need to know about open licensed assets; what they are, what the implications of using them on your heritage organisation’s digital content is and how you can use other people’s openly licensed content in your own work.


Level 11. Beginners
You're starting from scratch, or you need a digital skills and knowledge refresh. You're time poor and need a quick fix.

Level 22. Development
You've mastered the basics and now you want to fine tune your digital skills and knowledge. You're looking for new ideas and inspiration to achieve what you want to achieve.

Level 33. Advanced
You know what you're doing digitally but you want to do it better. You're keen to test and experiment and take your heritage organisation to the next level.

Digital Heritage Hub is managed by Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The Heritage Digital Consortium and The University of Leeds. It has received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding, distributed by The Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Digital Heritage Hub is free and answers small to medium sized heritage organisations most pressing and frequently asked digital questions.

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