Flickr & the Library of Congress

January 17, 2008

Library of Congress announced today that it has partnered with flickr, putting up 3,000 photos from two of their most popular collections.Only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist are included.

The LOC blog post about it is here:
http://www.loc.gov/blog/?p=233

The flickr page is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

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tagging the art world

November 15, 2007

A couple of interesting tagging (folksonomies, not graffiti!) projects from the arts/museum world:

Steve Museum
Steve Museum is a largescale tagging project which is supported by an ILMS grant. Partners include the Met and the Guggenheim.

Article about the Steve Museum project and tagging:
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/papers/wyman/wyman.html

Steve Musuem (tagging also links to research, working papers, etc.)
http://www.steve.museum/

development site:
http://trac.steve.museum/

The Cleveland Museum of Art (a Steve Museum partner) has a “Help Others Find Me” button, which allows users to enter tags.

Here is a link to a de Kooning work from the museum:
http://tinyurl.com/yrtlml