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OSU Archives became the 21st member institution of Flickr Commons in February of 2009. This presentation describes the process (with plenty of live links if you click the images) was part of a......

OSU Archives became the 21st member institution of Flickr Commons in February of 2009. This presentation describes the process (with plenty of live links if you click the images) was part of a webinar for GWLA members in April 2009.

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  • 1. What is The Flickr Commons Experience? + = http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/
  • 2. How did it start? Yikes! Harnessing the power of the masses?
  • 3. So how did we get there?
  • 4. What’s the difference??? osuarchives osucommons
  • 5. Flickr vs. ContentDM
  • 6. What happened? osuarchives osucommons
  • 7. What do we have planned? • April 15th – Partnering with Oregon Explorer, “150 Historic River Basin Images” in celebration of Oregon’s 150th statehood celebration • On the horizon for OSU Archives: – Emergency Farm Labor Service in the Pacific NW – Finley and Bohlman: photographs of birds – Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides: photographs of Pacific NW mills – Civilian Conservation Corp at Camp Arboretum – Civilian Conservation Corp and the Red Hat group (firefighters) “Buena Vista Lookout, Malheur Lake Migratory Bird Reserve,” Harney County, Oregon. Gerald W. Williams Collection, OSU Archives
  • 8. How can we use it? • Future research projects – Uses in undergraduate & faculty research – Folksonomies: study user tagging/commenting – Virtual reference space – In-house mage management systems vs. online photo sites • Possible collaborations – Within OSU Libraries – OSU campus community – Local city, county, state partners – Professional archivists – Collaborative launches with Commons members – Anyone else?
  • 9. What is “success”? “I have the world in my hands”: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aiadriano/2320493112/