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State Library of Queensland - The Commons on Flickr Project - Kate McDonald



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  • 1. State Library of Queensland The Commons on Flickr project Collections & Digital Initiatives Networking Event QUT Art Museum 15 October 2009
  • 2. Queensland memory: today for tomorrow Objective: Increase visibility of SLQ online content Earlier this year, the State Library of Queensland became the is the 19th cultural institution to participate in The Commons on Flickr, joining such organisations as the Library of Congress, the State Library of NSW and the National Galleries of Scotland.
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  • 4. Increasing the visibility of SLQ online content
  • 5. The Commons on Flickr The Picture Queensland images uploaded to The Commons show a glimpse of Queensland life through the themes of early Australian aviation, the Queensland house, famous visitors to Queensland, sport and recreation and more.
  • 6. The Commons on Flickr A few stats…. • 350 images • 190 000 views • Average 600-700 view per day • Approx. half have comments and/or notes • Approx. half have been called “favourites”
  • 7. The Commons on Flickr Increase in views after the uploading of Bathing beauties set
  • 8. Engagement with Flickr community Johannes Christian Brunnich with bicycle John Oxley Library, Image no. 182233 Cane farmers reading newspapers, ca. 1929 John Oxley Library, Image no. 41505
  • 9. Collaboration with other members of Flickr Commons Common Ground 2009 – Event featuring a slideshow containing over 400 images from cultural organisations which have images in The Commons on Flickr and was curated (chosen) by Flickr members. Hosted around the globe, by members of The Commons. Anzac Day image upload – Australian and New Zealand members of The Commons share photographs of the campaign in Gallipoli and subsequent Anzac Day events on Flickr.
  • 10. Beyond the Flickr community Blogs that have used State Library images from The Commons on Flickr: Indicommons blog Brave New World blog The Literary Horse blog Jason Parker-Burlingham's Journal
  • 11. Thank you! Kate McDonald Outreach Librarian State Library of Queensland