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Talking and Tagging: Using CONTENTdm and Flickr in the Oregon State University Archives

TitleTalking and Tagging: Using CONTENTdm and Flickr in the Oregon State University Archives
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEdmunson-Morton, T
PublisherSociety of American Archivists
Keywordsarchives, CONTENTdm, Flickr, folksonomy, social software, Web 2.0
AbstractThe Oregon State University Archives has a robust photograph collection, which is reflected in its hearty companion digital collection. These collections document the history of the university, as well as the agriculture and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest. While the physical and online collections are popular, we were interested in finding a new way to showcase our images and interact with users; in particular, we wanted a place to house online image-based tutorials, share pictures from current programming events, and highlight the photographs in the Gerald W. Williams Collection. Flickr, the popular website for managing and sharing pictures online, offered an alternative to the OSU Libraries' current online image management system, CONTENTdm. The OSU Archives set up a Flickr account (osu.archives) in the summer of 2008; additionally, the Archives joined Flickr Commons (osu.commons) in February 2009.1 Framed in the context of analyzing user interaction with online image content, this case study will discuss and compare the OSU Archives' use of CONTENTdm and experiences with Flickr.
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1957/12707