Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Publication Title

portal: Libraries and the Academy

Volume

10

Issue

2

First page number:

185

Last page number:

214

Abstract

The Commons on Flickr, comprised of an international community of select libraries, museums, and archives, was a project initially launched in 2008 by the Library of Congress and Flickr. Primary goals of The Commons are to broaden exposure to rich cultural heritage photographs and to observe and participate in the communities of engagement and dialog enabled through The Commons. A survey was administered to all The Commons institutions during summer 2009, focusing on assessment of the overall satisfaction of current members and seeking additional details on participation goals, social interactions, staff time involvement, and general statistics. Members report a very positive experience with The Commons.

Keywords

Archival materials – Digitization; Library materials — Digitization; Photographs – Digitization; Social media

Disciplines

Archival Science | Categorical Data Analysis | Library and Information Science | Science and Technology Studies

Language

English

Comments

Postprint

Identifier

DOI: 10.1353/pla.0.0095

Publisher Citation

Vaughan, J. (2010). Insights into the Commons on Flickr. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 10, 185-214. doi:10.1353/pla.0.0095

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