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Friday, January 18, 2008

Library of Congress- Flickr Images

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The Library of Congress has recently launched a photo pilot program on Flickr where they are posting over 3000 high quality images from their most popular collections. Not only are these images available on Flickr, they are also available there with no copyright restrictions. According to the Library of Congress article they hope to address some challenges that they face...

If all goes according to plan, the project will help address at least two major challenges: how to ensure better and better access to our collections, and how to ensure that we have the best possible information about those collections for the benefit of researchers and posterity. In many senses, we are looking to enhance our metadata (one of those Web 2.0 buzzwords that 90 percent of our readers could probably explain better than me).

http://www.loc.gov/blog/?p=233

Below I have included a couple of my favorite images from the collection. Enjoy and explore for yourself!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179130295/in/set-72157603671370361

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179130295/in/set-72157603671370361

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179195370/



Needless to say this one caught my eye in the "News in the 1910s set"

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2162723195/in/set-72157603624867509/



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