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Open Attribution Builder
Below is the Open Attribution Builder from Open Washington. This is a cool web tool that helps you to:
- Build consistent and concise attributions for citing open material that you find and use.
- Attribute yourself when you create something and want to share.
It allows you to enter the following data:
- Title and the URL for the work you are citing
- Author name and author URL (website)
- Organization name and organization URL
- Project name and project URL
- CC license type.
As you fill out the form, the app will provide the attribution information which can be copied and pasted into your own work containing the CC material.
Click the menu on the top right panel to learn more. Includes both CC licenses and public domain designations.
Attribution: Best Practices
Example: attributing a photo:
2.1. The above is a good attribution since it has:
- Title --> Title is not noted (it should be) but at least the source is linked.
- Author --> "tvol"
- Source --> "Photo" - linked to original Flickr page
- License --> "CC BY" - linked to license deed.
Photo: Creative Commons
3.1. This is an incorrect attribution because:
- Title --> not noted.
- Author --> Creative Commons is not the author of this photo.
- Source --> No link to original photo.
- License -->There is no mention of the license, much less a link to the license. "Creative Commons" is an organization.
Attributing a derivative work
This work, "90fied", is a derivative of "Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" by tvol, used under CC BY. "90fied" is licensed under CC BY by [Your name here].
The above is a good attribution for derivative work because:
- Original Title, Author, Source, and License --> are all noted.
- Derivative --> "This work, "90fied", is a derivative of..."
- New author of the derivative work --> is also noted.
Note: If you're at a point where you are licensing derivative works, go to Marking your work with a CC license.
Attribution Statements – Faculty OER Toolkit - BC Faculty Pressbooks
provides examples of how to create attribution statements for text and media.
Best Practices for Attribution
Creative Commons' advice on giving attribution. Includes examples (good and not so good ones) of attribution for Author, Title, Source and License.
CC HowTo #1: How to Attribute a Creative Commons licensed work
A blog post by Molly Kleinman with examples of how to attribute CC-licensed works and derivatives
Citation vs. Attribution
This chapter defines citation and attribution, explains how and when they should be used in an open textbook, and discusses their purposes, similarities, and differences.
How to attribute Creative Commons licensed materials
Guide was jointly developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation through Creative Commons Australia and the National Copyright Unit of the COAG Education Council.
How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos
Foter.com provides info graphic guide and examples on how bloggers can properly attribute searched CC photos, images...
Marking your work with a CC license
Creative Commons examples of how to mark your work with the CC license. Note: If you want to know how to attribute other creators' CC licensed materials, go here
This is a Mozilla Drumbeat
project, initiated by a team of worldwide volunteers who collaborated to design, build and distribute Open Attribute.
“Open Attribution Builder” by Open Washington.
Go to the left panel of this page to check out this cool attribution builder!