Flickr/Yahoo & Library collaboration

Coming on the heels of the recent news about Google’s foray into international government entanglement, here’s some encouraging news perhaps. Flickr is working with the National Library of Australia to “build a image bank with over a million images to be managed by the National Library of Australia.” This seems to not be an archival process but a way for the library to use what Flickr does best, upload, store and allow tagging and categorization of lots of digial images, combined with the mission and purpose of the library. I’m not sure how the library is managing these photos, but it will be fun to see contemporary photos in the PictureAustralia database. I saw a demo of this project when I was in Australia last year, it’s a pretty great resource. [thanks mom]

2 Responses to “Flickr/Yahoo & Library collaboration”

  1. Fiona Says:

    Glad to see this has come to fruition. So many things that the NLA does just seem logical to me.

    I’ll be adding my photos to the “People, places and events group”.

  2. » Blog Archive » NLA and Flickr Says:

    [...] The NLA project to add contemporary photos to PictureAustralia via Flickr is now live [Via Jessamyn]. Instructions for adding photos to the two groups are available and there’s already several hundred photos available. Most of my photos on Flickr are of holidays, but I’ve added my pictures from the 2005 Sculpture by the Sea to the People, Places and Events pool. [...]