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Flickr Commons Celebrates 5th Birthday

Last week saw 5 years since the Library of Congress became the inaugural member of Flickr Commons. Since then it has grown to 56 institutions and just under 250,000 images. What's more over 28,000 images have had a location set, and over 50,000 have had an estimated date recorded. This has made it possible for me to do some interesting experiments such as a world map, an interactive timeline, and an 'on this day in history' gallery.

Quite a lot has been reported about the anniversary online, so here are a few links:

National Media Museum blog - http://nationalmediamuseumblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/flickr-comm...

Flickr blog - http://blog.flickr.net/en/2013/01/16/happy-commons-anniversary/

Library of Congress blog - http://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/2013/01/flickr-commons-happy-5th-b...

National Library of Ireland blog - http://www.nli.ie/blog/index.php/2013/01/11/celebrating-the-commons...

Gallery of images from The Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/picture-galleries/9809222/Fli...

My personal blog - http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/2013/01/five-years-of-flickr-common...

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