Saturday, June 18, 2011

Moving collections on #Flickr to #Commons

The Museum of Photographic Arts is bringing much of its collections to Flickr. As this collection consists of material that is in the public domain, this news resulted in a flurry of mails asking for bots to get into action.

When the bots get into action, they can move all this material to Commons. This has been done before and, it is one of the better examples of how material that should be freely available finds its way into general use.

Moving this material to Commons, making yet another GLAM project page is one way of demonstrating the added value of our projects. Not only this, it is a perfect way of introducing ourselves to what hopefully becomes a new GLAM partner. MOPA is after all not about photographs..

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