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The Commons on Filckr: a primer
 

The Commons on Filckr: a primer

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This presentation was given by Georges Oates (Flickr) at the seminar Nationaal Archief joins Flickr the Commons on 4 November 2008 in Rotterdam. This project is part of the Dutch digitization project ...

This presentation was given by Georges Oates (Flickr) at the seminar Nationaal Archief joins Flickr the Commons on 4 November 2008 in Rotterdam. This project is part of the Dutch digitization project Images for the Future, www.imagesforthefuture.org.

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    The Commons on Filckr: a primer The Commons on Filckr: a primer Presentation Transcript

    • Hello. e Commons on Flickr: A Primer Rotterdam, Netherlands November 4, 2008
    • Today ★ Quick Flickr overview ★ Introduction to e Commons on Flickr ★ e Nationaal Archief, 2 weeks in... ★ Questions?
    • “A great place to be a photo.”
    • Born on February 10, 2004
    • e “Onion” ★ You Your photos, “sets”, tags etc ★ Contacts People you know, photographers you like ★ Groups ings you’re interested in, social groups ★ Explore Everything else, maps, cameras, search
    • Today…
    • ★ 3 billion photos (as of yesterday!) ★ 3 million uploads per day ★ 82 million geotagged photos ★ 25 million unique tags #3,000,000,000
    • ★ 47 million unique visitors a month ★ 103 million visits a month ★ 473 million minutes spent a month ★ 30 million registered members
    • It’s made of people.
    • New audiences
    • e Commons on Flickr
    • Over 1 million digital records, looking for a “Web 2.0” partner
    • Why choose Flickr? ★ Designed specifically to browse and search photographs ★ An active, engaged community with a deep connection to photography ★ An infrastructure big enough to support hosting 2.8 billion photos ★ Available in 8 languages
    • But…
    • So…
    • No Known Copyright Restrictions
    • Wait a minute…
    • Launched January 16, 2008
    • Why?
    • Why? 1) To increase access to public photography archives
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    • View by Tag, or Search Browse 31
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    • Why? 1) To increase access to public photography archives
    • Why? 1) To increase access to public photography archives 2) To gather information about them
    • Why? 1) To increase access to public photography archives 2) To gather information about them 3) To share feedback with the institution & the web
    • So far…
    • Launched October 21, 2008!
    • “rosie the riveter”
    • 9,000,000 views
    • swanq says: “A little more research and I think I know what's actually going on. e schoolboys are beating the bounds of the parish. See fullhomelydivinity.org/articles/rogation%20an d%20ascensio... which has pictures and a description of the tradition.”
    • crpascasio says: “is is the inside of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond vault located on 9th and Franklin Street.”
    • Heidi Donat says: “At the left in the far distance is the collapsed mudbrick Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III. In the center is the Bent Pyramid of Sneferu, father of Khufu. and at the right is the Red Pyramid, also built by Sneferu.”
    • Multilingual description
    • 56 “faves”
    • 100,000 views in a day
    • en & Now: Flickr/Google mashup by Paul Hagon
    • http://a.viary.com/artists/michael/images/sheperd_power
    • Noise
    • Signal
    • Feedback
    • Questions • What does it mean for institutions to engage so directly in such an open communication channel? • What sort of information has e Commons generated so far? • What’s working? What’s not?
    • “Metadata creation has been democratized.” - Clay Shirky
    • Any good?
    • Mayanaut says: “Unfortunately, many of the tags on this photo are incorrect. it is neither a Zeppelin, nor a dirigible. Barrage balloons were not manufactured by the Zeppelin company, nor did they utilize helium as their lifting gas.”
    • Mayanaut says: “I applaud the Library of Congress for allowing individuals to add tags, but in this case, such incorrect tags are merely contributing to historical inaccuracies.”
    • Azchael says: “@mayanaut: But you wrote a corrective statement, which means that a natural control mechanism is taking place and those interested find the right information.”
    • ★ Transcription ★ Photo format/technology ★ Timeframes ★ Creator name ★ Subjects: based on the image ★ ings in the image that weren't in the record - quot;yellowquot;, quot;applequot; etc ★ Transcription of signs ★ Commentary - quot;dapper” ★ Humour - quot;UFO” ★ Checking a source, cross-referenced ★ Expanding context - quot;LA Bombing” ★ Emotional responses - quot;Wow” ★ Machine tags ★ Geo ★ Variants ★ Non-english
    • Historical authenticity in the Flickr context is not required People say all kinds of things about the pictures You can decide what comes back in to the catalogue, but not what's quot;rightquot; One photo can go quot;multi-purposequot;, to serve different people - Helena Zinkham Acting Chief of the Library of C Prints & Photographs Catalog
    • Try a search for “flickr”
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    • Tags imported from Flickr 111
    • e Nationaal Archief
    • Day 1: 122,514 views
    • Day 1: 122,514 views Today: 430,000 views
    • Signal
    • http://flickr.com/photos/blumpy/325853852/
    • ank You. George Oates glo@yahoo-inc.com
    • h*p://flickr.com/photos/baboon/405064021 h*p://flickr.com/photos/straup/201416382/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/carthorse/340434797 h*p://flickr.com/photos/motorboat4107/320693821/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/24223801@N08/3000000000/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/lfcastro/471892144/ h*p://flickr.com//library_of_congress/2179930812/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/2678364640/ Photo Credits h*p://flickr.com/photos/library_of_virginia/2899343224/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/brooklyn_museum/2674879228/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/2868980227/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2163497682/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/naJonalmariJmemuseum/2843695264/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/naJonalmariJmemuseum/2842843325/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/2898310107/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2178246585/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/quatrosinko/367643300/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/naJonaalarchief/2949035078/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/2968464894/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/mikewebkist/2167059124/ h*p://flickr.com/photos/aureusbay/297387489/