[Pdr] Fwd: Public Domain Review on Flickr

Jonathan Gray j.gray at cantab.net
Tue Jan 31 11:40:47 UTC 2012

I'm confident we could make it wonderful, if we use it cunningly.

I think most commonly used Flickr accounts are a bit messy, but we
could use sets and collections to organise stuff, and use the public
group to curate and handpick interesting things, and engage with other
like-minded PD image hunters on Flickr and elsewhere.

If we use it wisely, we *might* even be able to get Flickr to sponsor
us. George Oates at the Internet Archive used to he head of Flickr
Commons. After she left, there was a vacuum for a while. I was in
touch with folks at Flickr a while back and apparently the void was to
be filled. Perhaps now it is. They might love the Review?


On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Adam Green <adam.green at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 31 January 2012 12:34, Adam Green <mradamrgreen at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> yes i agree we can have our own flickr ,, but it actually ends up
>> functioning a bit like a dumping ground,, not always for great images
>> , often for low res thumbnails,, different versions, etc.
>> perhaps not that great to browse through, unless we did something with
>> different sections...
>> On 31 January 2012 12:29, Jonathan Gray <j.gray at cantab.net> wrote:
>>> For posterity, forwarding this here.
>>> Mailing list apart, what do you all think re: Flickr suggestion?
>>> J.
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> Hello Team Public Domain Review!
>>> (Leila: have you been given an @okfn email address yet? Wasn't sure,
>>> so copying your Yahoo address...)
>>> Until recently we've been using my personal Flickr account for images
>>> for the Public Domain Review. I suggest we create a separate Public
>>> Domain Review account on Flickr, or start using the OKFN's account.
>>> While the OKFN's would probably be more economical (so we don't have
>>> to pay the fee twice) I think it could make sense that the project has
>>> its own image account, e.g.:
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/publicdomainreview
>>> We don't need to migrate all the images from my personal account over
>>> to the Public Domain Review's account (or the OKFN's account) - at
>>> least not for the foreseeable future - but I do think it would make
>>> more sense to start putting the PDR's images in its own or OKFN Flickr
>>> territory.
>>> That means that:
>>>  * We could start listing the PDR's Flickr account on the PDR website
>>> and actively uploading sets, groups and encouraging people to follow
>>>  * I could put radical images on Flickr and not worry that they might
>>> interfere with expectations of our PDR followers
>>>  * I could (in principle) stop paying for my Flickr account at some
>>> hypothetical point in the future
>>> For now I've set up a Flickr public group:
>>>  http://www.flickr.com/groups/1907767@N21/
>>> We could try and put interesting PD images from Flickr into the group,
>>> and encourage others to do so as well - to build a small interesting
>>> image hunting community around the PDR. For now this is public so
>>> anyone can add, but we could make it moderated - so people suggest
>>> things and then we approve them (might be better in long run...).
>>> What do you think?
>>> Also, should we set up an internal PDR mailing list so we can fire
>>> ideas around? Then we can have an archive - so if we build up loads of
>>> good ideas others could trawl back through for inspiration. This would
>>> be complementary to the Google Spreadsheet...
>>> O Wonderful PDR!
>>> --
>>> Jonathan Gray
>>> http://jonathangray.org
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> Adam Green
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Jonathan Gray

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