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Flickr your archives

My regular Google News search on the word "Librarian" this week brought a new aspect of Flickr to my attention, thanks to ITWire . I’m an avid Flickrer…Flickr-er… is there a word for this? Ok, so I’m an avid Flickr Fan and enjoy uploading lots of my own photographs. This article showed me a new project called Flickr Commons  – an online initiative to share the collections of cultural institutions world-wide and increase acccess to historical photos. So far eleven institutions world-wide have signed up including two here in the UK – National Media Museum in Bradford and National Martime Museum in London. Is this a resource that will be well-used? It’s a great opportunity for information professionals to diversify and bring to the fore skills that they may have developed in their home. Is it something your library or archive is considering?

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