A Virtual Tour of the RML
Sharing photos on Flickr could be a great way to draw attention to the work of your library or non-profit community organization. Flickr photos can be described, commented on, noted, and tagged. They can even be geotagged for discovery by people who are browsing for photos taken in your neighborhood.
Basic Flickr accounts are free. Non-profit organizations may apply for free “pro” accounts, which allow for unlimited photo uploads, through TechSoup’s Flickr Donation Program.
The image you see above is a Flickr badge. Badges are meant to help showcase Flickr photos on your own website or blog. Flickr generated the HTML code for this badge. I simply copied and pasted the code into this blog post. A Flash version of the badge is also available.
Here are a some examples of how libraries and non-profits are using Flickr:
Library of Congress – Earlier this year, the Library of Congress decided to put part of its massive photo collection on Flickr. There is incredible value in the comments left by members of the public.
Idaho Library Association – ILA uses Flickr as an advocacy tool. Their Flickr badge features photos of state legislators in READ posters.
This is Public Health – The Association of Schools of Public Health incorporates Flickr in a campaign to illustrate the many ways in which Public Health improves lives.
Libraries with Flickr Accounts – A long and growing list.