Good enough for the Library of Congress

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Jim and others have blogged this news, but kudos to the Library of Congress for putting more than 3000 images up on Flickr. Also interesting how they are inviting users to tag and add information to the images, as well as the designation of “No known copyright restrictions,” which sure beats the normal approach to orphan works.

What crazy logic — that the value of cultural assets is enhanced when people can see and even reuse them. And if nothing else, maybe people won’t think I’m quite so goofy when I suggest Flickr for small-scale image repository projects.

More information and background at the Library of Congress weblog

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