Library of Congress Partners with Flickr

There is a quite a hubub about this new partnership and its well worth it. Everyone needs to take a look for themselves evacuation guide. The Library of Congress (LoC) is not only releasing their photos on Flickr. They are also providing context about the photos, links to the full URL, blogging about this, and being honest about the copyright restrictions near-field love movie. Most of which so far say “no none copyright restrictions”.

Beyond the basics they are also tagging the heck out of each photo. Inviting the community to comment, tag, and add value to the photos gbe messenger. See a missing fact, add a comment about it, notice the location is wrong, comment it. Take a read about what Matt Raymond from the LoC had to say about this initiative:

“The real magic comes when the power of the Flickr community takes over Torchlight2. We want people to tag, comment and make notes on the images, just like any other Flickr photo, which will benefit not only the community but also the collections themselves 식샤를 합시다3 1화 다운로드. For instance, many photos are missing key caption information such as where the photo was taken and who is pictured. If such information is collected via Flickr members, it can potentially enhance the quality of the bibliographic records for the images.”

This is like a breath of fresh air in an age of constant battles over sharing, transparency, and public data Artlantis. Here is a group of folks that are trying something new, building closer relationships with their customers, and finding new ways to make themselves relevant 갤탭 안드로이드 다운로드. Thank you Library of Congress.

Now I’m off to see some amazing photos and join the worldwide community in this amazing experiment.

4 thoughts on “Library of Congress Partners with Flickr”

  1. Totally agree that this is way cool. I’m really hoping they set the tone for the vast wealth of photos that are locked away in various collections.

    My only beef is that I wish the photos were posted in a larger size. The 1024 pixel size is a bit too small to do much with other than browse. But hey, this is a fantastic start, and I’ll stop complaining now!

  2. Jake – you can get larger images. Each photo has some description info and a few links. One of the links will give you all the versions they have. A couple of the photos have a 40 mb version!

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