Thursday, 22 January 2009

More historical photos on flickr and Wikipedia

An article in New York Times "Historical photos in Web archives gain vivid new lives" by Noam Cohen 18/1/2009 tells of the Commons facility on flickr and most recently the huge donation of about 100,000 photos from the German archive to Wikimedias Commons the vitual archive for images on Wikipedia. In both cases the sharing of these resources is leading to improved cataloguing information about the images, as members of the public assist in recognising the content of the images.

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