[Wikimedia-l] The British Library releases 1 million images

Juergen Fenn schneeschmelze at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 15 17:48:33 UTC 2013

2013/12/15 Katie Chan <ktc at ktchan.info>:

>> "We plan to launch a
>> crowdsourcing application at the beginning of next year, to help describe
>> what the images portray."
> The images release contained no image-level metadata == One million
> uncategorised images == Commons community raise up in arms

It does not really make a difference whether you release a million
images without metadata to Flickr, or to Commons. It comes without any
metadata, so it cannot be searched (and images cannot be found) in
either case. :(


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