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Wednesday, 1st April 2015

Flickr Welcomes 100th Institution to Digital Collection

By Africa S. Hands

From the Flickr blog:

The Flickr Commons turned seven this January and today we’ve welcomed the 100th institution to the digital collection. The goal of the Commons is to help institutions share their out-of-copyright images with the world and to get the Flickr community and the general public to engage with the images by adding tags and comments, as well as sharing the images broadly.

In total, there are more than 4 million images in the Commons. The collection has been viewed more than 1.3 billion times and the Flickr community has added 53 million tags, 1.5 million faves, and 220,000 comments.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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