The Future of Flickr’s The Commons
The Commons has been among my go-to resources for historic imagery considering that.
I initially blogged about it almost fourteen years back. Thats why my heart sank a little bit when I checked out The Commons previously today and saw a note that checked out “discover more about the future of Flickr Commons.” I anticipate bad news Whenever I see notes like that on preferred websites that have actually been around for a long time. This time there was good news..
Flickr has actually made a commitment to renew and rejuvenate The Commons. The first action in that process appears to be developing a brand-new home for The Commons.
The key takeaways for teachers and students who utilize The Commons are:.
The bottomline is that.
Flickrs The Commons is an excellent resource for history instructors who wish to discover historic imagery to use in their lessons. Its likewise a fantastic location for trainees to find historic images to utilize in research presentations. Over the next couple of years The Commons should improve to make it a better resource than ever before.
Its not disappearing..
Its going to be improved with much better discovery tools.
Its going to be improved with much better descriptions (which will help with discovery).
Material contribution opportunities will improve (expanding the collection)..
Applications for Education.
Flickr has actually made a commitment to reinvigorate and rejuvenate The Commons. The first action in that process appears to be developing a brand-new house for The Commons. Flickrs The Commons is a great resource for history teachers who want to find historical images to use in their lessons. Over the next couple of years The Commons should enhance to make it a much better resource than ever before.