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Introduction and overview of the MIT CPS Photo Library (hosted on Flickr)

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  • 1. Communication Production Services Introduction and overview of the CPS Photo Library (hosted on Flickr) February 27, 2013 Emer Garland-Scott and Tom Pixton, Communications Specialists emer@mit.edu tpixton@mit.edu page 1 Communication Production Services
  • 2. Today’s agenda 1.  What is Flickr? 2.  Why Flickr? 3.  Goals of CPS Photo Library 4.  Guidelines for use 5.  The Flickr interface 6.  Questions page 2 Communication Production Services
  • 3. What is Flickr? Flickr is 1.  a social-media-oriented photo sharing tool. 2.  restricted to jpg file format. 3.  free. (A Pro account is $25/year and supports more features) 4.  widely used: 1.  75 million users* 2.  518 million uploads in 2012 (1.42 million per day in average)**  * http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/resource-how-many-people-use-the-top-social-media/ ** http://www.flickr.com/photos/franckmichel/6855169886/ page 3 Communication Production Services
  • 4. Why Flickr? 1.  We evaluated many tools, both hosted and free. 2.  We consulted with IS&T. 3.  We consulted with you. 4.  Flickr seemed the best fit. page 4 Communication Production Services
  • 5. Why Flickr? Flickr has a great mobile app. page 5 Communication Production Services
  • 6. Goals for our CPS Photo Library 1.  Share our photos available to all MIT communicators at no charge. 2.  Encourage colleagues who have their own great photos to share them with the MIT community to help us all produce more engaging communications. 3.  The rights to our photos have been purchased for exclusive MIT use in web, print, and social media projects. page 6 Communication Production Services
  • 7. Guidelines for using our CPS Photo Library (http://web.mit.edu/cps/photos-flickr.html) page 7 Communication Production Services
  • 8. Guidelines for using our CPS Photo Library 1. Create a Flickr account for your DLC. page 8 Communication Production Services
  • 9. Guidelines for using our CPS Photo Library 2. Add cpsphotolibrary as a contact. page 9 Communication Production Services
  • 10. Guidelines for using our CPS Photo Library 3. Make us a contact and we’ll make you a contact. page 10 Communication Production Services
  • 11. Guidelines for using our CPS Photo Library 4. Once we know who you are, we’ll make you a friend. 1.  In order to download high-resolution photos from our library, we must make you a friend of our library. 2.  Photos in our library are for the exclusive use by the MIT community. page 11 Communication Production Services
  • 12. The Flickr interface Photostream page 12 Communication Production Services
  • 13. The Flickr interface Sets page 13 Communication Production Services
  • 14. The Flickr interface Galleries page 14 Communication Production Services
  • 15. The Flickr interface Image description; details; tags. description tags detail page 15 Communication Production Services
  • 16. The Flickr interface Resolution options; download. Actions View all sizes page 16 Communication Production Services
  • 17. The Flickr interface Resolution options; download. Download Original page 17 Communication Production Services
  • 18. The Flickr interface Stats (Pro only) page 18 Communication Production Services
  • 19. The Flickr interface Since launching in November 2012: 1.  41 new MIT Flickr users. 2.  Over 23,000 image views. 3.  Added to the library for a total of over 1000 images. page 19 Communication Production Services
  • 20. Those guidelines again… (http://web.mit.edu/cps/photos-flickr.html) page 20 Communication Production Services
  • 21. Questions 1.  How many of you have already set up a Flickr account for your DLC? 2.  How many of you have images for your DLC that you’d like to organize and share with the MIT community? 3.  What would you like us to cover in future Flickr workshops? 4.  Over to you… page 21 Communication Production Services
  • 22. Communication Production Services Thanks for attending! Emer Garland-Scott and Tom Pixton, Communications Specialists emer@mit.edu tpixton@mit.edu page 22 Communication Production Services