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I'm working with the Library of Congress on an exciting co-curation project which focuses on the photographic collections that are available on the Library's Flickr Commons account. Further details and ways in which to contribute to the project are outlined below:
The Library of Congress is asking for your help to curate a new set of photographs for Flickr Commons.
We’re eager to find out what interests you and would love for you to express yourselves visually by creating a personal gallery. The most popular pictures will form a new set on Flickr that reflects your diverse interests and expertise. Your input will help us select more gems from our collections that you would like to see uploaded in the future.
• First, create a new gallery in your Flickr account with the title My LOC Favorites.
• Add ten of your favorite images from the Library of Congress sets on Flickr. (Top ten only, please!).
• It would be great if you could explain the reasons for your choices beside each image. More detail can help guide our future selections for Flickr.
You have until Friday, August 31st to create your gallery. Once we have looked at everyone’s galleries, we will post a new Flickr set highlighting the top selections.
We have also started a discussion in the Flickr Commons Group and would love for you to tell us more about your interests and motivations for participating in the co-curation project in more detail.
This project is being coordinated by Prints and Photographs Division staff and Bronwen Colquhoun, a British PhD student from Newcastle University whose research focuses on how cultural institutions are using Flickr Commons to promote their photographic collections and support community engagement. She is carrying out a fellowship at the Library until September 2012 and has been doing similar projects with other UK-based Flickr Commons institutions including the National Maritime Museum and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
More information can be found on the Library of Congress Picture This blog. We have also started a discussion in the Flickr Commons Group and would love for you to tell us more about your interests and motivations for participating in the co-curation project in more detail.
If you have any questions please make a comment on this post or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing your selections!
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