Hi Liam and list,
Thanks again. As I said in the original post, if there is anyone who is
interested in photography, located in or willing to travel to Brisbane, and
is happy to spend some time learning how to digitize plate glass negatives
(which I believe is a rather specialised skill), let me know and I'll pass
your details on with an eye to getting the rest of the collection digitised.
Unfortunately only a portion of the possible images have actually been
copied to digital media; a problem more based in lack of manpower and time
than lack of will on QM's part. Not only are there obvious benefits to
Commons if we can get someone to do this, but it's a rather specialised
skill and could look good on one's CV if they're looking to get into
curating and the like.
Liam Wyatt (liamwyatt at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 15:53:35 UTC 2009
I just announced this to the group assembled here in Paris for the
applause and congratulations all around. We have spent the last two
in intense discussion about "GLAM collaboration" and there are many amazing
technical/community/process projects that are being looked at. There are an
increasing number and increasing quality of these kinds of collaborations,
so, to be able to look at a new collaboration appear right in the middle of
high-level discussions about how to improve these collaborations is just
fantastic. It really reminds us why we are here and what can be achieved.
Once again, Congratulations and please let me know personally or us know as
a community if you need any assistance on this project. I hope that as a few
more get uploaded and incorporated into articles we can announce this
collaboration a bit more widely e.g. through the Wikipedia Signpost and
maybe the Frontpage of Commons news announcement.
Peace, love & metadata