A few more Flickr related things:
The Boston Public Library has posted photos to Flickr. Like Library of Congress, the collections are open to commentary and tags, although initially they were not. From a brief scan of the collection, there are considerably fewer comments on the items than on items in LCs Flickr collections. I hope to spend some time with folks from the Boston Public Library in May, and if I find out more about this project and can share, I will. War posters, cased photos, there’s a lot to love….
Like the Library of Congress, the Powerhouse Museum has joined the Flickr Commons.
You can now post video on Flickr. At first I thought this was a little odd, but when I read more, it made sense. It’s only for Pro accounts, and you are limited to 90 second clips. This makes good sense, because sometimes a photo doesn’t quite cut it (I have some “videos” I’ve taken that are really more about getting a paranoramic sweep of something when I’m too lazy to actually cut and paste a series of photos together). It’s not a replacement for YouTube or other video sharing sites. Long photos.
Merrilee Proffitt is Senior Manager. She provides community development skills and expert support to institutions within the OCLC Research Library Partnership.