Like many librarians I often turn to Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr for use in my presentations and blog posts. Flickr makes it incredibly easy to search for photos with a Creative Commons license. Unfortunately it also makes it ridiculously easy for users to change the license on all their photos at any time with the click of a button. There is no way … Continue reading The Danger of Using Creative Commons Flickr Photos in Presentations
Last week I (and many others) spent a lot of time documenting the Internet Librarian conference, photos, tweets, blog posts, facebook updates. Did the act of digitally documenting the events change anything? Did the process of lifestreaming change my (and others) behavior, perception of what was happening and memories of it. Will we remember it better or worse? A recent article from CNN Do digital diaries mess up your brain? … Continue reading Put Down the Phone and Pay Attention
Yes, the absolute correct way! I previously asked how you credit a CC photo from Flickr. Since then I’ve been doing my research and here is the results – The correct way to credit a photo. You need to follow the guidelines set by the license. I’m only going to address attribution. According to Creative Commons you need to: keep intact any copyright notices for … Continue reading How to attribute a Creative Commons photo from Flickr
Update 9/28/2009 Please see this post on the correct way to attribute photos, it includes example of an perfect attribution. I get most of the great photos I use in my blog posts from the Creative Commons licensed pictures on Flickr. Most of these request attribution and I’ve seen it done many different way. Some people just make the photo link back to the original … Continue reading How do you attribute Creative Commons Flickr photos?
I came across this cool tool from Idée on Circulation this morning. It allows you to search Flickr Creative Commons liscensed photos (or photos from Alamy) by clicking on the color or colors you want the photos to have. You then click on the thumbnail to get the photo and the liscense information. The only down side is the collage doesn’t list the url of the … Continue reading Search Flickr by Color
Earlier this month I attended a Mobius conferernce session about vodcasting in libraries. I came back all inspired and fired up. I don’t think our patrons are ready for vodcasting yet but that didn’t stop me from making videos. Even better is was perfect timing for Flickr allowing 90 second videos that are much better quality than YouTube. Our reference staff has been talking about proactive … Continue reading One more way to use Flickr – videos!
The first Online Picture Sharing class was last week and the second is this week, we only have 15 laptops for the patrons to use so we have to have multiple sessions. I choose to focus on Flickr vs one of the many other online picture sharing sites inpart because MRRL has a Flickr account and because of the Social aspects of Flickr. Online Picture … Continue reading Teaching Patrons about Flickr