Just a reminder – Nebraska Library Snapshot Week starts today! Please help us show how valuable Nebraska libraries are by contributing photographs and statistics.
From May 10 to May 16, 2010, librarians across Nebraska will be documenting the activities that take place in their libraries. Join them by collecting statistics, comments and photographs to provide proof of the invaluable services that Nebraska libraries provide to their communities.
More information about Snapshot Week can be found at at www.nebraskalibraries.org/snapshot. To contribute to the project, you can upload your photos to the Snapshot Week group on Flickr, and submit your statistics using the online form.
If you have questions about participating in Snapshot Week, contact Emily Nimsakont, NLA Webmaster.
Nebraska Learns 2.0 is the Nebraska Library Commission’s ongoing online learning program. The goal of our program is to encourage participants to experiment with and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are reshaping the way people, society and libraries access information and communicate with each other. Nebraska Learns 2.0 is a self-discovery program which encourages participants to take control of their own learning and to utilize their lifelong learning skills through exploration and PLAY.
Each month, we offer you an opportunity to learn a new Thing (or lesson). You have all month to complete that Thing and receive one CE credit. You may choose which Things to do based on personal interest and time availability If the Thing of the month doesn’t interest you or if you are particularly busy that month, you can skip it.
Thing #36 for May is Flickr Revisited: http://nelearns.blogspot.com/2010/05/thing-36-flickr-revisited.html
If you are new to Nebraska Learns 2.0, your first assignment is to sign up to participate at http://nelearns.blogspot.com/2009/03/participate.html This program is open to ALL Nebraska librarians, library staff, library friends, library board members and school media specialists.
We hope you’ll join your library colleagues in the fun as you learn about new and exciting technologies!
I’ve not used this yet because I totally love uploading to flickr via Windows Live Photo Gallery. However, flickr schedulr has one distinctly interesting feature: the ability to schedule when uploads happen. Think about it, set it up to upload your photos overnight when your shared neighborhood bandwidth is much more available.
Flickr Schedulr is a Windows desktop application that automatically uploads pictures to Flickr based on a schedule (e.g. to post a new picture every day at a certain time). It allows you to create a queue of pictures to be uploaded, along with their titles, descriptions, tags, and the photoset into which they should end up.
- Easily maintain a queue of pictures to be uploaded to Flickr.
- Edit the title, description, tags and visibility settings for each picture, and optionally the photosets and groups to which the picture must be added.
- Get a visual overview of the queue through the inline picture previews.
- Drag and drop pictures onto the queue from Windows Explorer.
- When present in the file, automatically retrieves the title, description and tags from the picture when it is added to the queue.
- Warns you if there are pictures in your queue that are larger than the maximum file size you are allowed to upload.
- Can be run from the command line with the “/upload” switch to upload the next picture in the queue.
- Keeps a history of all pictures that have been uploaded.
- Shows you all your important account information, e.g. your remaining upload quota.
- Import and export the configuration (containing queued and uploaded pictures).
- All settings are automatically saved when you close the application.
Let’s say someone sends you a link to a photo that looks something like this: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2504/3858618365_f4bf5d89a0_b.jpg which, when clicked gets you this:
You know it’s a flickr photo from the URL but it’s just the photo, not any of the metadata, embedding code, or the most important username of the photographer. So, how can you find the actual flickr page for this photo? Just take the number before the “_” in the filename part of the URL, in this case “3858618365″ and add it to the end of “http://flickr.com/photo.gne?id=”. In this case you end up with http://flickr.com/photo.gne?id=3858618365 which when opened will give you this:
Embedding slideshows of flickr photos into a blog has never been easy. Now that I’ve found Pictobrowser, it’s as simple as entering your flickr username, picking a set or tag, and pasting some code into your site. For example, here’s a slideshow of my photos from Computers in Libraries 2009.