Carnival of the Commons: Crowdsourcing the Commons from your iPhone

Posted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons

Want to tag Flickr Commons photos on your iPhone? Check out the Extraordinaries! Crowdsourcing just got a whole lot easier.

Heard around the Commons:

  • Hot diggity! The Swedish National Heritage Board reports it’s reached 200,000 views on its Flickr Commons collection!
  • Remembering Michael Jackson, from the New York Public Library’s blog.
  • The Library of Congress is now on Facebook and iTunes U!
  • There is still time to sign up for the FLICC Preservation Institute, a joint venture between Lyrasis, the Library of Congress, the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), and the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK).
  • Three new indigenous digital stories are now on Queensland Stories at the State Library of Queensland, Australia’s website.
  • Check out the Powerhouse Museum’s Odditoreum, “an incredibly low-tech ‘exhibition’ with no technology-based interactive experiences and minimal web presence.”
  • See the Modern Times immersive, a nifty Powerhouse article about an exhibition which is traveling to the State Library of Queensland.
  • Husbands and Wives: Stories from the Film Archive of the George Eastman House.
  • A quick rundown of the Brooklyn Museum’s ArtSee, a web app formatted for the iPod Touch 3″ screen.
  • The Scout Report brings you the Best of 2008-2009 online resources, and the Smithsonian’s History Explorer tops the chart!
  • The Camera Loved Einstein, another in a series of posts about the Smithsonian’s Flickr collection, by Catherine Shteynberg, Smithsonian Photography Initiative.
  • A Galaxy Collision in Action, an informative post from the Smithsonian’s Chandra X-Ray blog about Stephan’s Quintet.
  • Happy birthday to the Smithsonian National Zoo’s giant happy panda, Tai Shan! See photos of Tai Shan and his giant birthday cake.

Friday Fun:

Watch an intriguing video about digital information by Everywhere Is Here.
Hat tip to the good folks at the D.C. Public Library for this find.

Go Visit!

11 July - Mas Exitos, the legendary twice-a-month event held at the Verdugo Bar in Highland Park, comes to the Getty Museum. The Getty has been closed due to wildfires this week, so be sure to call ahead for information about this event.

23 July - Watkins and the Rapiers play at the George Eastman House, part of the Garden Vibes summer concert series.

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3 Responses to “Carnival of the Commons: Crowdsourcing the Commons from your iPhone”

  1. Lars L Says:

    Thanks Zyrcster! Please add another zero to the 20 000 and you will get the right figure! We have had 200 000 views!

  2. Criz Says:

    tsk tsk, I will update that one!

  3. cshteynberg Says:

    Thanks so much for the call out and the wonderful links, as ususal! I hadn’t seen Powerhouse’s Odditorium yet, and I’m super impressed. It’s nice to see a “crowd-sourced” kind of exhibition that actually produces intriguing and meaningful interactions between visitors and museum objects.

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