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
Anyone who’s worked in a library in any capacity knows patrons leave behind all sorts of things, some strange, some amusing and some that just make you scratch your head and wonder. Brian Herzog of Swiss Army Librarian has created a Flickr group where we can share these little treasures with each other. Similar to Found Magazine, but just for libraries. Go take a look, … Continue reading Library Finds Group on Flickr
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
David Leek King and Michael Porter are up to it again, they are making a new library video! and they want your help! Remember Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Library? It’s easy, just take photos of yourself and other library staff with the one and zero Michael posted and submit them to the Flickr photo group. Or you can submit a video, Michael says: 1. The song will … Continue reading Have you submitted your photo or video for Library 101 yet?
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