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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Flickr Commons growing; New York Public Library joins

The New York Public Library has become the most recent participant in the Flickr Commons, with an initial set of 1,300 public domain images. See the announcement or the blog post at Flickr.

We previously posted on participation in Flickr Commons by the Library of Congress (1, 2, 3), the Powerhouse Museum, the Smithsonian Institution and the Brooklyn Museum, the George Eastman House and the Bibliothèque de Toulouse. We also mentioned that the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian was posting selections on Flickr, but not as part of the Flickr Commons and not tagged as being in the public domain. Since then, the Gulbenkian has joined Flickr Commons (although the images are still tagged with a CC license, not as being in the public domain). Other subsequent participants: