Thursday, March 12, 2009

Library of Congress photo collection on Flickr - invites users to tag, comment




Want to take a stab at tagging and commenting on photos in the Library Of Congress photo collection? Here is a project for you.

Posted on LC Blog
Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available onour new LC Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist. Then the Flickr community takes over. Anyone can 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. 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.

Visit LC Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

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