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Library of Congress + flickr = The Commons

Alex Christie

24 January 2008
The Library of
Congress
is collaborating with website flickr in a
partnership dubbed The Commons and the project will see 1,500 photos made available to the photo sharing giant, flickr.

The reason for doing this is to take advantage of
the huge user base flickr has who enjoy tagging pictures, increasing the
exposure of content currently held by civic institutions and to facilliate the
collection of general knowledge about these images. Obviously it also means that
the images will be easier to search.

The Commons is a great of example of
how more and more people are realising the ‘processing/ computational’ power
that social media can yield. This initiative also illustrates the benifits that
can be had from projects being open and collaborative.

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