The Noun ProjectThe Noun Project, Inc., California, United States
Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
Launched in 2010, The Noun Project is an online catalog of downloadable icons and symbols submitted by designers around the world. Users may search for png or editable svg files of the icons.
Collection Type Broad terms that define the type of digital collection
Subject 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 Terms 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 Terms 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 Openness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).
User registration or Facebook login is required. Under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution licence (CC BY 3.0 US), users can share and adapt the content for any purpose. To use the icons for free, citation is required by using the following format: “Icon name” by Creator Name, from the Noun Project.
e.g. Image by Eugen Belyakoff from Noun Project.
The Noun Project also provide clear guidelines on medium-specific credit requirements.