Google Material Icons

Google, California, United States
Translate icon from Google Material Icons, used under CC BY 2.0.

Description icon-questionA descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.

Google developed a visual language that “synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science“, which they called “material design“. Google retains a living document of specifications of the material design. As part of the specifications, Google provides a library of system icons, created based on Google’s design principles, for download. Users can search or browse the icons arranged by categories.

Collection Type icon-questionBroad terms that define the type of digital collection

Subject icon-question Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.

Style Period icon-questionTerms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute

Work Types icon-questionTerms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.

Openness icon-questionOpenness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).

Allow Reuse, Redistribute, Revise and Remix for educational and non-commercial purposes

Allow Reuse, Redistribute, Revise and Remix for educational and non-commercial purposes

Notes on Usage icon-questionAdditional notes on the terms of use on the digital images in the collection.

Icons uploaded to the site are released under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license (CC BY 2.0). The icons can be downloaded by different format: SVG, PNG or Icon font. Attribution is required and icons can be cited by including the creator and CC license:

e.g. Translate icon from Google Material Icons, used under CC BY 2.0.

e.g. Translate icon from Google Material Icons, used under CC BY 2.0 / Cropped from original.

For more information on acknowledging images with other citation styles, refer here.

Please check their Creative Commons license for full details before using the icons.
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