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Remembring the First World War with the Commons on Flickr

Today, November 11, 2008 is the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day, the day the First World War came to an end. In addition to the two newest members of the Commons on Flickr, the Australian War Memorial and the Imperial War Museum, all members shared their photographs under the “Armistice Day” tag.
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Archives and fans on Flickr: Seminar ‘Nationaal Archief joins Flickr the Commons’

On the 21st of October 2008, the Nationaal Archief (National Archive) and its partner Spaarnestad Photo placed a part of their collections on the Commons on Flickr. And not without success. During the seminar ‘Nationaal Archief joins Flickr the Commons’, George Oates of Flickr announced that the amount of visits to the Nationaal Archief pages had increased to 430.000 since the 21st of October.
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Heritage Online at Fear it? Fix it! 2008

Last Friday, XS4ALL hosted FIFI 2008 at the Westergasfabriek Amsterdam. With this event, XS4ALL (the first company to offer internet to individuals in the Netherlands) celibrated its 15th birthday. The event consisted of workshops on open-source creativity, FABLAB, Web 3.0 and more.
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German Federal Archive publishes photos on Wikipedia under Creative Commons license

On December 6th, the German Federal Archive and the online encyclopedia Wikipedia announced their cooperation in making publicly available 100,000 digitized images under Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-SA) in exchange for linking the photos to Wikipedia’s Persondata. A big step for opening up public content and data.
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Library of Congress releases report on Flickr pilot

After 9 months The Library of Congress (LoC) released a detailed report on their Flickr pilot. In January 2008 the LoC and Flickr launched Flickr Commons. They uploaded a few thousand historical photos which have drawn more than 10 million views, 7,166 comments and more than 67,000 tags, according to the new report from the project team.
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The Wisdom of the Crowds in the Audiovisual Archive Domain

 - The Dutch National Archives recently joined Flickr: The Commons. Within Flickr: The Commons, leading archives across the globe upload items from their collections to Flickr.