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Extending the reach of our collective cultural heritage: The IMLS DCC Flickr Feasibility Study†
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2011
Copyright © 2010 by American Society for Information Science and Technology
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 1–2, November/December 2010
How to Cite
Jett, J., Palmer, C. L., Fenlon, K. and Chao, Z. (2010), Extending the reach of our collective cultural heritage: The IMLS DCC Flickr Feasibility Study. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 47: 1–2. doi: 10.1002/meet.14504701420
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2011
The Flickr Feasibility Study investigated the roles and processes required for a digital collection aggregator to facilitate participation of cultural heritage institutions in Web 2.0 communities. The results demonstrate that providing this service for museums, libraries, and archives can be a natural extension of aggregation activities. While the role is complicated by the varying requirements of different kinds of institutions, analysis of user interactions can guide both collection development and building of communities of interest around cultural heritage collections.