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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Tue Dec 17 20:08:28 UTC 2013

On 12/15/2013 12:48 PM, Juergen Fenn wrote:
> 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. :(

As Andrew said, the interesting question is whether the Commons 
community can effectively help curate/add metadata for this unidentified 

I agree with Andy (see 
that tools for easier curation will be quite helpful.

Matt Flaschen

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