Friday, January 18, 2008

Flickr and the Library of Congress

The coolest virtually unreported story this past week was the Library of Congress posting its entire archive of photos on the web 2.0 photo site Flickr. This does two things:

1)makes the photos (that are free to use) more available:
2)Gives the LOC the opportunity to crowdsource for those photos where it doesn't know the subject or the location.

Link here

(from 1914)

On another note..I sometimes forget they had color pictures back in the day. I’m used to the newspaper versions.

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