Reuse, recycle, reduce: exploiting existing metadata at National Library of Scotland to assist participation in Flickr Commons
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This presentation was given at the Cataloguing and Indexing Group, Scotland, Web2.0 seminar on 19 April 2010. ...

This presentation was given at the Cataloguing and Indexing Group, Scotland, Web2.0 seminar on 19 April 2010.

The presentation outlines National Library of Scotland's current involvement with Flickr and explores issues with re-using existing metadata for digital objects to facilitate the Library's forthcoming participation in Flickr Commons.

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  • Flickr project commenced 2008 to extend access to collections. Boutique items for interest. Put in place by hand. Cut and paste
  • A few items from National Library of Scotland’s Haig Collection of photographs from World War 1
  • A few images from the collection of Edinburgh Soutthside tenements taken by in 1929 by  Alfred Henry Rushbrook on behalf of the  City of Edinburgh Improvement Trust . They show tenements and shops around St Leonards area of Edinburgh, Scotland before buildings were pulled down and demolished for slum clearance. 
  • Soviet posters Pont maps Sonnet 21 - Folio 22 from Phoebe Anna Traquairs illuminated copy of Elizabeth Barrett Brownings Sonnets from the Portuguese 1892-1897 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland/2399953139/in/set-72157604454790425/
  • 10% of all views. Also at http://www.worldhistoryjournal.com/2008/11/soldier-comrades-watching-him-as-he.html
  • We use the XML files for the page turner and also use them for Solr indexing. So we again are re-using. Solr is an indexing tool. It reads XML files and indexes them. It is very flexible in that it just needs but also a schema to define the fields.
  • Allows users to be more precise in how they tag their own photos. It’s an API thing It can be used to search for your photos etc They have a special syntax

Reuse, recycle, reduce: exploiting existing metadata at National Library of Scotland to assist participation in Flickr Commons Reuse, recycle, reduce: exploiting existing metadata at National Library of Scotland to assist participation in Flickr Commons Presentation Transcript

  • reduce recycle reuse method in our madness metadata
  • flick r 2008-2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland/
  • http://digital.nls.uk/74462370
  • http://digital.nls.uk/74457611
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  • sometimes 400 views sometimes 100 views
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland/3012796098/
  • Objective Action
  • http://www.flickr.com/commons
  • no known copyright restrictions
  • haig tenements mary queen of scots massacre of glencoe 4 images 137 images 2000 images 1 image
      • D igital O bject D atabase
    management client files structure description
  • AACR LCSH LC TGN Getty LCNAF LC TGM LC AAT Getty
      • D igital O bject D atabase
    presentation management client files structure description subset
  • http://digital.nls.uk/
      • D igital O bject D atabase
    presentation management client files structure description subset flick r subset
  • Solr Apache App Garden http://www.flickr.com/services/api/
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  • <geek speak=“ on ”> method = like args = woteva </geek>
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  • Issues ?
    • synchronisation
    • administrative bottlenecks
    • resourcing
    • checking copyright
  • Flick r machine tags flora:tree=coniferous organization:library=“national library of scotland” squiggle:gibber=“utter rubbish”
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/3549662882/in/set-72157618541455384/
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  • and nex t
    • early callotypes
    • maps
    • Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Tay bridge enquiry
    • Forth bridge construction
    • Caravan tour of the highlands
  • so now… you know what we’ll do this summe r
  • Thank you Gill Hamilton Systems Librarian [email_address] National Library of Scotland Information Systems Development team