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New to the Commons: The Royal Library of Denmark

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Ungdommelig vitalitet

Ungdommelig vitalitet


The Royal Library of Denmark’s Department of Maps, Prints, and Photographs joined the Commons on July 6, 2011 with two sets: one focused on the work of photographer Sven Türck, the other on gender in art.

Join us in welcoming the Royal Library, Denmark, to the Commons!

New to the Commons: The National Library of Ireland

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The fire brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare

The fire brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare

We’re delighted to welcome to the Commons the National Library of Ireland. The Library joins with over 200 images of life in the city and country, especially in the Munster region — part of collaborative project described on the Munsterset page. Image detectives are particularly invited to check out the What’s this? set.

Fáilte!

Happy birthday to two Commons photographers!

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Did you know it’s both Mathew Brady’s and Gertrude Käsebier’s birthdays today? Penny Richards did! Check out Penny’s sampling of Brady’s and Käsebier’s photographs held in the Commons on Flickr.

New to the Commons: San Diego Air & Space Museum

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PSA Flight Attendant

PSA Flight Attendant

The Flickr Commons group and Indicommons are delighted to welcome to the Commons the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, with their — are you ready? — over 100,000 images. You’ll find everything here from aircraft manufacturing to the people in and around aircraft, from aerobatic stunt teams to jet pilots, from early drawings of failed aircraft to dynamic airplane art. Not sure where to start? Try their Best of SDASM set!

Crowdsourcing Women’s History: A Smithsonian Recap

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(left to right): Henry Remak, Mrs. Leser , and Cornelia V. Christenson

(left to right): Henry Remak, Mrs. Leser , and Cornelia V. Christenson

The Smithsonian recaps what it’s learned from its Women’s History Month “Women in Science” crowdsourcing in the Flickr Commons. From new identifications to expansion of Wikipedia content, Flickr users were busy! Find the details in the Smithsonian’s blog post.

Registration for Flickr’s Commons Reopened

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Flickr’s Fiona Miller has announced that registration for the Commons is now open again. Start here, at the registration form: www.flickr.com/commons/register/

Already filled that out but have been waiting to join? Check out this topic in the Flickr Commons group: Register with The Commons

US National Archives interviews creative Commons user

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In its blog NARAtions, the US National Archives interviews Flickr member (and Indicommons contributor) Penny Richards:

Why do you think sharing historic photos on a social media site, like Flickr, is important?

It’s an amazing resource for folks who use images, and for users to give back stories, links, tags, comments, and context.  People like to learn, to tell stories, and to help–that’s the basis of any good crowdsourcing project.

Read the whole post — Suffragettes, Wearable Art, and Flickr — for more of Penny’s thoughts on Flickr, the Commons, and things that can be done with historical archives.

Flickr Commons Fans Shine in the New York Times

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Elizabeth Sabin Goodwin (1902-1980)

Elizabeth Sabin Goodwin (1902-1980)

An article in today’s New York Times shines a light on the difference that social media is making today to an institution as venerable as the Smithsonian Institution, highlighted by Commons fans’ identification of Elizabeth Sabin Goodwin. Find out how many more ways social media is increasing the knowledge possessed by the Smithsonian, in “Smithsonian Uses Social Media to Expand Its Mission.”

Recent Uploads to the Commons

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Catching up with the Continent …

The Bibliothèque de Toulouse has been prolific in its uploads since the new year, with hundreds of new regional images, including stereoscopic landscapes, stamps, ships, bullfights, and warmer days in Biarritz.

Arènes, toréro, taureau
Eighty new images from Bergen Public Library focus on portraits, especially of Edvard Grieg and family, and on scenes of Norway.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson & Edvard Grieg
The Swedish National Heritage Board continues regular weekly uploads of a range of its collection, with a wealth of rune stones and landscapes.

Archaeological excavation in Härnösand, Ångermanland, Sweden
From the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, dozens of new images of architectural treasures, workplaces, celebrations, and more.

Móveis A. Campos, Ldª, Lisboa, Portugal
And Nationaal Archief brings us poverty to receive gifts and celebrate Mardi Gras.

Prins Carnaval Wannes I

Recent Uploads to the Commons

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After several weeks on hiatus, Recent Uploads is back! For the next few posts, Recent Uploads could be as “recent” as November, but we hope you’ll discover something new in the Commons that you’d missed in the meantime.

Montreal, Canada’s Musée McCord is also back, with new sets of Canadian ships and trains, winter and summer sports, and children with toys.

Kahnawake Lacrosse Club, Montreal, QC, 1867
From Western Canada, the Galt Museum & Archives brings Lethridge, Alberta firsts and lost buildings. And what says “Canadian Prairie winter” more than curling?

Eugene B. Ely Piloting The First Aircraft Flight In Lethbridge
Just below the Canada-U.S. border, George Eastman House, an early Commons member, brings more of its fine collection to the Commons — from the animal world … adorable kittens included.

Kitten nestled in a bonnet (ca. 1885)
Across the continent, Oregon State University Archives brings its usual wide range, from colorful suburbs, perfect pools, garden art, and promenades to postwar France, Germany, and “wonderful” Italy. And who can resist a set called Couple of people doing stuff in the Commons?

Couple of women observing rainbow trout
And also in the American West, the University of Washington Digital Collections a sizable set of photographs of Federal Emergency Relief projects from the mid-1930s, from construction projects to housing for the homeless — a significant addition to the growing amount of Depression-era American photography to be found in the Commons.

Cost of Living Survey Office