Site CC Portal and Metrics
If you run a Content Directory of some form, in addition to enabling (or in some cases mandating) CC licenses for works hosted, cataloged or otherwise curated, it is beneficial to provide users means to navigate and search CC-licensed material and accurate counts of licensed materials.
Not all features apply to all sites. For example, a for a site that is 100% under a single CC license, a CC-specific portal and search would be superfluous. Just have excellent navigation and search of works on the site -- and make metrics available. An example would be Connexions.
Current Best Example: Flickr
http://flickr.com/creativecommons provides all three:
- navigation for each license
- search for each license
- current number of photos under each license
- (Flickr advanced search also enables search across licenses, supports URLs enabling inclusion in search.creativecommons.org, and supports query by license in its API.)
One could do far worse than copying this interface.
CC scrapes Flickr portal for license counts each day.
If available, historical license counts can be useful in tracking the growth of CC adoption. These might be provided as a one-time dump, or better yet be made available in tabular form on a sophisticated site statistics page. Note that a side effect of a site portal with metrics is that some snapshots will be retrievable from the wayback machine, eg http://web.archive.org/*/http://flickr.com/creativecommons
A scrape-able page such as http://flickr.com/creativecommons is great; perfection would be annotation of metrics with RDFa. What vocabulary?
Other Example: Jamendo
License counts aren't exposed on this page, but are on each license page. CC should scrape these each day.
Other Example: SoundCloud
Only aggregate license count. CC should scrape these each day if specific license counts added.
High Priority Sites
Sites that need these features:
- http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/ (currently shows to right of project http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/232)
Sites with a default license that could implement better search and/or metrics