Friday, December 12, 2008

Library of Congress releases report on flickr pilot

The Library of Congress has released its report on its Flickr Commons pilot, where approximately 5,000 images were uploaded for a crowdsourcing metadata experiment. A full report and a summary report are available, both PDFs.

The photos have drawn more than 10 million views, 7,166 comments and more than 67,000 tags. When Flickr commenters provide updated place and personal names, dates, and event identification, staff from the Library's Prints and Photographs Division verify the information and have so far updated more than 500 records in their catalog -- with many more in the queue -- citing the Flickr Commons Project as the source of the new information.

1 comment:

Dorothea said...

We are watching this very closely at Wisconsin. Thanks for the report!