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Title:Enhancing Cultural Heritage Collections by Supporting and Analyzing Participation in Flickr
Author(s):Senseney, Megan F.; Jett, Jacob; Palmer, Carole L.
Subject(s):Cultural heritage institutions
Digital Collections
Web 2.0
digital aggregation
Abstract:Cultural heritage institutions can enhance their collections by sharing content through popular web services. Drawing on current analyses from the Flickr Feasibility Study, we report on the pronounced increase in use of the IMLS DCC Flickr Photostream in the past year, trends in how users are engaging with the content, and data provider perspectives on participation in Flickr through the DCC. In addition to users providing comments and tags for images, they are increasingly integrating historical images from libraries and museums into new digital objects and special collections. Intermediary services can fill a key role in lowering the burden for institutions to engage in Web 2.0 initiatives and broadening public access to cultural heritage content. To extend the scope of the current DCC services, we propose a feedback framework for transferring user-generated information to institutional data providers.
Issue Date:2012-10-29
Citation Info:Jett, J., Senseney, M., Palmer, C.L. (2012). Enhancing Cultural Heritage Collections by Supporting and Analyzing Participation in Flickr. Proceedings of the 75th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012.
Genre:Conference Poster
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:IMLS LG-06-07-0020
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-10-29

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