Monday, June 2, 2008

Identified photographs

I might have mentioned, while discussing who bears responsibility for ensuring the accurate identification of photographs in a repository, that the Library of Congress created a Flickr account which, when I checked today, had 3715 digitized photos. That's not so many, since LOC is trying to publish only the ones that are in the public domain. But they're also hoping that the general public can provide more information on the content of the pictures, too. In most cases, LOC already knows a lot, but they never know everything about even their own collection.

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