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45 National & International Flickr Commons Members  Library of Congress State Library of New South Wales Library of Virginia State Library of Queensland, Australia DC Public Library The National Archives UK The National Archives USA Texas State Archives Getty Research Institute Swedish National Heritage Board New York Public Library Cornell University Library Brooklyn Museum Portrait of Felix Nadar (1820-1910), Prior to 1910, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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100720 flickr commons_sldp

  • 1. Smithsonian on the Flickr Commons Uniformed Letter Carrier with Child in Mailbag, 1900, National Postal Museum
  • 2. Background Launched June 2008 1,980 images contributed 22 photo sets 10-25 images contributed every two weeks Portrait of Albert Einstein and Others (1879-1955), Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  • 4. 45 National & International Flickr Commons Members Library of Congress State Library of New South Wales Library of Virginia State Library of Queensland, Australia DC Public Library The National Archives UK The National Archives USA Texas State Archives Getty Research Institute Swedish National Heritage Board New York Public Library Cornell University Library Brooklyn Museum Portrait of Felix Nadar (1820-1910), Prior to 1910, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  • 5.
  • 6. American Indian Museum
  • 7. Anacostia Community Museum
  • 8. Archives of American Art
  • 9. Archives of American Gardens
  • 10. Astrophysical Observatory
  • 11. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • 12. National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes
  • 13. National Portrait Gallery
  • 14. National Postal Museum
  • 15. Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • 16. Smithsonian Institution LibrariesTennessee v. John T. Scopes Trial: The seven scientists asked to testify for the defense standing in front of the Defense Mansion, 1925, Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • 17. How SIA Manages Process OCIObatchuploads images using EDAN and FlickrAPI Untitled, Anacostia Community Museum
  • 18. Original Goals 1 Increase public knowledge of and access to the Smithsonian’s digital collections 2 Develop a Smithsonian online community 3 Encourage use and re-use 4 Improve public outreach The Eagle Nebula (M16), 2001, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • 19.
  • 20. Nearly 8000 FlickrfriendsGramma loreto, Adult (Royal Gramma), 2002, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes
  • 21.
  • 22. Successes: Information “The person on the top right is Mr. P. B. Shekar, former collections specialist at the Bombay Natural History Society and a regular camp member of many expeditions by Dr. Ripley in India. Mr. Shekar would have many a splendid tale to speak of about the Ripley expeditions and someone from the Smithsonian should probably get in touch with him at the BNHS and record the stories.” - Flickr user, bharatbhushan@yahoo.com
  • 23. Successes: Power Users/Researchers Penny L. Richards , research scholar affiliated with UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women and serves on the board of the Disability History Association
  • 25. “Here she is in the 1920 Central High School yearbook - I think we have a match!” - Flickr user, rockcreek “I think she may have been an artist, rather than a scientist - from the 7/27/1924 Washington Post.” - Flickr user, rockcreek “Hello, this is my grandmother, Ida Elizabeth Sabin. Brenda Anderson's post is about my family and Rockcreek is correct about her being an art student. She was an illustrator for a science magazine. please let me know what information, if any that you would like about the Sabin, Goodwin family.” - Linda Goodwin Eisenstadt Flickr user, linstadt
  • 27. Successes: Tags Helping People Find SI Collections
  • 28.
  • 29. Getting SI staff focused on answering questions
  • 30. Reluctance to publish tags on SI websites
  • 31. Often falls under “duties as assigned”Mailing Letters, c. 1880, National Postal Museum