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eyes of the world<br />
Flickr| Capturing life, one image at a time<br />The Global ‘Picture’<br /><ul><li>Over 51 million registered members
Approx. 4.5 million photos/videos uploaded daily
More than 151 million geo-tagged photos
Over 4 billion images stored to date
2009 Webby Award Winner: Community
50 Best Websites 2009 (Time magazine)</li></li></ul><li>Flickr| The Best<br />
Flickr| Engaging Community<br />The social media phenomenon is fed by human needs for self-expression, feedback, generosit...
Flickr| Expressing Yourself<br />It’s a phenomenon that’s hard to explain. <br />Flickr has come to mean something to its ...
Functionality<br />
Flickr<br />by: brenda-starr<br />By: convulsamente<br />By: twoblueday<br />
Flickr| Tell a Story with your photos<br />Tell a story with photos and allow people to comment<br />Add notes to explain ...
Flickr| Share with Friends and Family<br />
Flickr| Easy Upload from anywhere<br />
Flickr| Easy Organisation<br />
Flickr| Explore. Watch the World<br />Places – explore the world through geo tags,  from Alaska to Zanzibar!<br />Current ...
The Commons<br />
Flickr| The Commons<br />The Commons was launched on January 16 2008, when we released our pilot project in partnership wi...
To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge. (Then watch what happens when they do!) <...
Flickr| The Commons | Why isFlickr so good?<br />The People!<br />People who contribute to the knowledge pool via tags, de...
Flickr| The Commons | Power of Tags<br />Credit:  George Oates http://www.slideshare.net/george08/society-of-archivists-pr...
Flickr| The Commons | How many tags today?<br />
Flickr| The Commons | Extra Goodness<br />To increase access to publicly-held photography collections, and <br />To provid...
Flickr| The Commons | Extra Goodness<br />“Then and Now” photography<br />Group dedicated to photos form the National Gall...
Flickr| The Commons | Extra Goodness<br />Paul Hagon from the National Library of Australia built this mashup showing then...
Flickr| The Commons | Extra Goodness<br />The Powerhouse Museum is adding Flickr tags from their commons photos to their i...
Local Studies<br />
Flickr| Mosman Library<br />Mosman Library has been very progressive in its use of Flickr and other social media tools<br ...
Flickr| Mosman Library |Local Studies Collection<br />
Flickr| Mosman Library |Image Collection<br />Mosman Library also houses 1400 images in its image collection<br />zc<br />
Flickr| Mosman Library |Image Collection |Mitchell Library<br />50% of the Carrol Collection is on indefinite loan to Stat...
Flickr| Mosman Library |Image Collection |Mitchell Library | Flickr<br />Out of 863 photos and 4000 tags in the NSW State ...
Flickr| Public Library |Image Collection |Flickr<br />Public Library Macro Commons?<br />To increase access to publicly-he...
Family History<br />
Flickr| The Williams Family | A brief history<br />The family genealogy experts have traced us back to the 17th Century<br...
Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />
Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />Inspired by this talk I’ve been working with my father to start curating our family phot...
Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />A fantastic photo illustrating working life in South Wales in 1912<br />
Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />
Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />
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Flickr - Overview and Local and Family History

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A talk I gave @ Mosman Library July 29 2010. It's a brief overview of Flickr, its key features, the Commons and uses for the study and sharing of local and family history.

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  1. 1. eyes of the world<br />
  2. 2. Flickr| Capturing life, one image at a time<br />The Global ‘Picture’<br /><ul><li>Over 51 million registered members
  3. 3. Approx. 4.5 million photos/videos uploaded daily
  4. 4. More than 151 million geo-tagged photos
  5. 5. Over 4 billion images stored to date
  6. 6. 2009 Webby Award Winner: Community
  7. 7. 50 Best Websites 2009 (Time magazine)</li></li></ul><li>Flickr| The Best<br />
  8. 8. Flickr| Engaging Community<br />The social media phenomenon is fed by human needs for self-expression, feedback, generosity and community. <br />Flickr created this phenomenon by developing the ultimate photo-sharing platform. Participants from around the world share, tag and comment on their images. People can choose to share their joy, their sorrow and their perspective. <br />
  9. 9. Flickr| Expressing Yourself<br />It’s a phenomenon that’s hard to explain. <br />Flickr has come to mean something to its members – excitement, community and freedom. It’s much more than a repository of beautiful photos. <br />Flickr provides an outlet for self expression. It connects people, acting as witness to their experiences. It literally captures daily life across the globe.<br />
  10. 10. Functionality<br />
  11. 11. Flickr<br />by: brenda-starr<br />By: convulsamente<br />By: twoblueday<br />
  12. 12. Flickr| Tell a Story with your photos<br />Tell a story with photos and allow people to comment<br />Add notes to explain or comment right on the photos<br />Make photos “favourite”<br />Add people to your photos so they know you’ve posted<br />Add tags to categorise your photos and help other people find them<br />
  13. 13. Flickr| Share with Friends and Family<br />
  14. 14. Flickr| Easy Upload from anywhere<br />
  15. 15. Flickr| Easy Organisation<br />
  16. 16. Flickr| Explore. Watch the World<br />Places – explore the world through geo tags, from Alaska to Zanzibar!<br />Current events – from the White house photostream, Nasa Flight Centre and breaking news<br />Galleries – unleash your inner curator, create you own gallery from images you find interesting, fascinating or mind blowing!<br />The Commons – Explore a snapshot in time with The Commons on Flickr. Hidden treasures of some of the worlds greatest photography archives.<br />
  17. 17. The Commons<br />
  18. 18. Flickr| The Commons<br />The Commons was launched on January 16 2008, when we released our pilot project in partnership with The Library of Congress. <br />The program has two main objectives:<br /><ul><li>To increase access to publicly-held photography collections, and
  19. 19. To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge. (Then watch what happens when they do!) </li></li></ul><li>Flickr| The Commons | 45 Partners to date<br />
  20. 20. Flickr| The Commons | Why isFlickr so good?<br />The People!<br />People who contribute to the knowledge pool via tags, descriptions and notes<br />Crowd sourced curation<br />My Tags<br />
  21. 21. Flickr| The Commons | Power of Tags<br />Credit: George Oates http://www.slideshare.net/george08/society-of-archivists-presentation<br />
  22. 22. Flickr| The Commons | How many tags today?<br />
  23. 23. Flickr| The Commons | Extra Goodness<br />To increase access to publicly-held photography collections, and <br />To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge. (Then watch what happens when they do!) <br />
  24. 24. Flickr| The Commons | Extra Goodness<br />“Then and Now” photography<br />Group dedicated to photos form the National Galleries of Scotland<br />Credit: George Oates http://www.slideshare.net/george08/society-of-archivists-presentation<br />
  25. 25. Flickr| The Commons | Extra Goodness<br />Paul Hagon from the National Library of Australia built this mashup showing then and now<br />http://www.paulhagon.com/thenandnow/powerhouse_museum/<br />
  26. 26. Flickr| The Commons | Extra Goodness<br />The Powerhouse Museum is adding Flickr tags from their commons photos to their internal systems.<br />Proof that the public have enhanced their collection<br />
  27. 27. Local Studies<br />
  28. 28. Flickr| Mosman Library<br />Mosman Library has been very progressive in its use of Flickr and other social media tools<br />They have also started to utiliseFlickr with their Local Studies Collection<br />
  29. 29. Flickr| Mosman Library |Local Studies Collection<br />
  30. 30. Flickr| Mosman Library |Image Collection<br />Mosman Library also houses 1400 images in its image collection<br />zc<br />
  31. 31. Flickr| Mosman Library |Image Collection |Mitchell Library<br />50% of the Carrol Collection is on indefinite loan to State Library of NSW<br />zc<br />
  32. 32. Flickr| Mosman Library |Image Collection |Mitchell Library | Flickr<br />Out of 863 photos and 4000 tags in the NSW State Library Commons only 1 is tagged with“Mosman”!!<br />
  33. 33. Flickr| Public Library |Image Collection |Flickr<br />Public Library Macro Commons?<br />To increase access to publicly-held photography collections, and <br />To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge. (Then watch what happens when they do!) <br />Open Questions:<br />Is there scope for Mosman Library – Local Studies to utiliseFlickr further?<br />Are there volunteers available to help get the library online?<br />Could Mosman set a precedent for opening up local studies to a wider audience?<br />How many other libraries have similar collections?<br />
  34. 34. Family History<br />
  35. 35. Flickr| The Williams Family | A brief history<br />The family genealogy experts have traced us back to the 17th Century<br />I’ve ancestors who fought in the Boer Wars and Gallipoli<br />I’ve ancestors who came to Australia in the 1850’s for the gold rush<br />Some came out as Ten Pound Poms (and then went back)<br />Mostly my family has mostly stayed in South Wales<br />We’ve a heap of photos going back to the 19th Century which we’re going to put online on Flickr<br />
  36. 36. Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />
  37. 37. Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />Inspired by this talk I’ve been working with my father to start curating our family photos<br />My fathers sense of humour shines through on the descriptions and comments.<br />Future generations of the Williams clan will be able to enjoy the history passed down<br />
  38. 38. Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />A fantastic photo illustrating working life in South Wales in 1912<br />
  39. 39. Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />
  40. 40. Flickr| The Williams Commons<br />
  41. 41. Flickr| The Williams Commons | Map<br />
  42. 42. Recap<br />
  43. 43. Flickr| Summary<br />Flickr is the worlds best photo site<br />People make it great<br />The Commons project allows the public to view and create a vision of history and heritage<br />Flickr is a fantastic tool for local historians<br />Flickr is a fantastic tool for sharing family history and memories<br />
  44. 44. Questions?<br />

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