Happy 5th birthday, Flickr Commons!

Posted by Penny in Best of The Commons

Geoff Charles
Rhondda street party, August 24, 1951
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/National Library of Wales: [ID number]

Party time! On 16 January 2008, the first collections were uploaded to the new Flickr Commons by the Library of Congress–so that makes the Flickr Commons project five years old today. Of course the Library of Congress is celebrating their five years, but many other Commons institutions are also joining in on the fun. Here’s a roundup:

On Flickr:
Library of Congress, “Celebrating: 5 Years Flickr Commons-a set on Flickr”
Library of Congress, “Flickr Favorites 1″ (a gallery of favorite images from across the Commons)
Library of Congress, “Flickr Favorites 2″ (another gallery)
Library of Congress, “Flickr Favorites 3″ (another gallery)
Library of Congress, “Flickr Favorites 4″ (another gallery)

State Library of Queensland, “Happy 5th Birthday Flickr Commons-a set on Flickr” (a very clever collection of images of five people, objects, etc.)
Nationaal Archief, “Feestje/Party-a set on Flickr”

Blog posts marking the 5th:
What’s That Picture?
National Library of Ireland (part 1)
National Library of Ireland (part 2)
Swedish National Heritage Board
Smithsonian Institution

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