Archive for August, 2012

Life class, Nat’l Academy of Design (LOC)

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Life class, Nat'l Academy of Design (LOC)

creator: unknown
Life class, Nat’l Academy of Design (LOC),
[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
Library of Congress: LC-B2- 3475-9

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Cows on the beach, Nefyn (1896)

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Cows on the beach, Nefyn (1896)

John Thomas (1838-1905)
Cows on the beach, Nefyn (1896),
[ca. 1896]
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales : 3362099

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What are your Top Ten?

Posted by Penny in Uncategorized

The Library of Congress is asking for your help to curate a new set of pictures for the Library of Congress Flickr account:

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 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.

Here’s how:

• 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’ll post a new Library of Congress Flickr set highlighting the top selections.

This project is being coordinated by Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division staff and Bronwen Colquhoun, a British PhD student from Newcastle University whose research focuses on how Flickr Commons supports community engagement. She is carrying out a fellowship at the Library until September 2012. She’s been doing similar projects with other UK-based Flickr Commons institutions including the National Maritime Museum and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

Questions? Comments? Want to share your choices or discuss your process? Visit this thread at the Flickr Commons group.