Library of Congress has launched a new pilot project with Flickr

May 14, 2008 at 10:54 pm Leave a comment

Flickr is a very popular photo-sharing site. Library of Congress (LC) has launched the project not only for increasing accessibility but also asking people put tags, comments and notes on images so that LC get more information for their collection. LC has putted on view 1,500 black and white photos from 1910s and 1,615 color photos from 1930s and 1940s, which copyright were expired.

The Library of Congress’ photos – Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

It is not directory related to Japanese Studies, but there are a lot of interesting photos. For instance, there are more than 300 photos with a tag “world war II” and about 460 photos with a tag “1940s.”

For more information about this pilot project, see Library of Congress Blog – My Friend Flickr: A Match Made in Photo Heaven
http://www.loc.gov/blog/?p=233

Original source: National Diet Library, LC, Flickr に進出, Current Awareness Portal, http://current.ndl.go.jp/node/7146, 1/17/2008, 5/13/2008 accessed.

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