Cool idea - Images in the Library of Congress Flickr pool have LCCNs - record numbers - but that kind of just takes you back to LoC's catalog - eg.
This lovely hand tinted cased image of a Civil War soldier & his wife on Flickr
includes this info - Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650519
which gets you to here:
If you know to go to LoC's catalog and search there.
I wonder if there's not more going on because many libraries, archives & museums feel that the images posted to Flickr are sort of "just for fun" and the real thing is at the institution?
my 2 cents and worth every penny.
On Jul 10, 2013, at 9:57 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:
> There is an enormous body of open photographs contributed by a myriad of
> libraries and museums to flickr. Is anyone aware of any efforts to
> associate machine tags with these photos, for example to georeference with
> geonames machine tags, tag people with VIAF ids, or categorize with LCSH
> ids? A quick Google search turns up nothing. There's a little bit of this
> going on with Pleiades ids for ancient geography (
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/pleiades%3A*/), but there's enormous
> potential in library-produced images.
> I think it would be incredibly powerful to aggregate images of manuscripts
> created by Thomas Jefferson (VIAF id: 41866059) across institutions that
> have digitized and uploaded them to flickr.
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