Want to practice web publishing, but don’t have any content of your own that you’re ready to share? No problem! We’ve assembled some themed kits of free-to-use stock images and video, as well as excerpts from public domain texts.
- Photos are hosted on OneDrive, for you to download at your leisure:
- Videos are hosted on Panopto – you can use them to practice embedding video content into your site.
- See this help article for instructions on how to embed a video.
- Public domain texts can be downloaded here.
Looking for more ? The vast world of Open Access is at your fingertips! The Library of Congress’s Free to Use and Reuse page compiles public domain content from LOC collections on a variety of themes, from ice cream to bicycles to jazz music, and all digital objects are accompanied by detailed metadata (useful if you want to make a sample exhibition in Omeka). The Smithsonian Institution has a similar open access initiative – just look for the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) icon on Smithsonian museum and library websites.