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This is my powerpoint presentation for the Colorado Association of Libraries workshop held in Loveland, Colorado in 2010

This is my powerpoint presentation for the Colorado Association of Libraries workshop held in Loveland, Colorado in 2010

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  • 1. A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Cecily North October 7 th , 2010 1:00 – 4:00 Photo courtesy: angus clyne http://www.flickr.com/photos/29609591@N08/4462268143/
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Basics of Flickr
    • Break
    • Tools
    • Tips
    • Projects
    • Spreading the word
    Photo courtesy: magro_kr http://www.flickr.com/photos/iks_berto/3491779722/
  • 3. Name Introductions Photo courtesy: penguin_policy http://www.flickr.com/photos/penguinpolicy/187024885 Location Position Interest
  • 4. Why me? 2 personal Flickr accounts (started in 2006 and 2008) 1 professional Flickr account (started in 2008) Have created 3 other accounts for family and co-workers You can find me at: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/listersgrrl Twitter: nouveaustar Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/listersgirl http://www.flickr.com/photos/tandccarnahan http://www.flickr.com/photos/douglascountyhistory Blog: http://nouveaustar.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cnorthcarnahan Photo courtesy New York Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3110154906
  • 5. Why Flickr? In 2008, Flickr hosted over 2 billion images In January 2010, Flickr hosted over 4 billion images Users are split 50/50 between male and female users 40% of users are over the age of 45 40% of users are between 35 to 44 years of age 45% have a college degree, 15% have a graduate degree 50% have household incomes of over $75,000 http://www.scribd.com/doc/11481779/Social-Media-2008-Statistics Photo courtesy: *FRAnCeScA* http://www.flickr.com/photos/patchanka/3939962997/
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  • 34. BREAK! Please return in 15 minutes Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress on Flickr
  • 35. The Commons “ The Commons” hosts public domain photos from libraries, museums and archives around the world including The Library of Congress, State Library and Archives of Florida, Getty Research Institute and the United Kingdom National Archives “ The Commons” gained a huge following in 2008 with the Library of Congress uploading hundreds of images and tracking stats for several months. http://www.scribd.com/doc/11481779/Social-Media-2008-Statistics
  • 36. Commons Stats • As of October 23, 2008, there have been 10.4 million views of the photos on Flickr. • 79% of the 4,615 photos have been made a “favorite” (i.e., are incorporated into personal Flickr collections). • Over 15,000 Flickr members have chosen to make the Library of Congress a “contact,” creating a photostream of Library images on their own accounts. • 7,166 comments were left on 2,873 photos by 2,562 unique Flickr accounts. • 67,176 tags were added by 2,518 unique Flickr accounts. • 4,548 of the 4,615 photos have at least one community-provided tag. • Less than 25 instances of user-generated content were removed as inappropriate. • More than 500 Prints and Photographs Online Catalog records have been enhanced with new information provided by the Flickr Community. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/flickr_report_final.pdf Photo courtesy: Library of Congress http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/3175013574/in/photostream/
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  • 43. Photo courtesy: Ian’s Art http://www.flickr.com/photos/iansart/4087164502
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  • 47. Questions? Comments? Photo courtesy: surrealize http://www.flickr.com/photos/surrealize/3366780929
  • 48. Thank you! If you have any questions please email me at [email_address] Photo courtesy: moosoid 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/33969808@N00/91418726/