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Flickr: The Commons

  1. 1. Flickr: The Commons
  2. 3. What is Flickr?
  3. 4. Flickr is a Photo Sharing Service <ul><li>Free (more features with a paid account) </li></ul><ul><li>Owned by Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Photos can be public or private </li></ul><ul><li>Easily accessing Creative Commons Licenses </li></ul>
  4. 5. Flickr: The Commons
  5. 6. flickr.com/commons
  6. 8. Pilot Project January 16, 2008 Library of Congress
  7. 9. Goals of the Project 1. To increase access to publicly-held photography collections 2. To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge
  8. 11. 25 Institutions
  9. 12. Participating Institutions <ul><li>The Library of Congress (6103) </li></ul><ul><li>The Powerhouse Museum (1201) </li></ul><ul><li>The Brooklyn Museum (2609) </li></ul><ul><li>The Smithsonian Institution (1553) </li></ul><ul><li>The George Eastman House (649) </li></ul><ul><li>The Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - Portugal (3638) </li></ul>
  10. 13. Participating Institutions <ul><li>The National Media Museum - UK (130) </li></ul><ul><li>The National Maritime Museum – UK (222) </li></ul><ul><li>The Library of Virginia (314) </li></ul><ul><li>The Nationaal Archief – The Netherlands (781) </li></ul><ul><li>The Australian War Memorial – (71) </li></ul><ul><li>Musée McCord – Canada (290) </li></ul><ul><li>The National Library of New Zealand (227) </li></ul>
  11. 14. Participating Institutions <ul><li>The State Library of New South Wales (435) </li></ul><ul><li>The Imperial War Museum – UK (10) </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliothèque de Toulouse – France (719) </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Public Library (1300) </li></ul><ul><li>National Galleries of Scotland (107) </li></ul><ul><li>State Library of Queensland, Australia (194) </li></ul><ul><li>State Archives of Florida (495) </li></ul>
  12. 15. Participating Institutions <ul><li>Oregon State University Archives (405) </li></ul><ul><li>Nantucket Historical Association (208) </li></ul><ul><li>The Swedish National Heritage Board (196) </li></ul><ul><li>The D.C. Public Library (154) </li></ul><ul><li>The Field Musem Library (480) </li></ul>
  13. 16. 25 Institutions In less than 18 months More than 22,000 photos Growing every day
  14. 17. Goals of the Project 1. To increase access to publicly-held photography collections 2. To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge
  15. 18. Comments, notes, tags Tags - Folksonomy
  16. 19. <Flickr Commons live>
  17. 20. If Flickr is Blocked at School…
  18. 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/
  19. 22. Questions?
  20. 23. Flickr: The Commons

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