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libraryman ADMIN July 1, 2007
Welcome librarians, library staff and library lovers of all sorts! We have members and pictures here from libraries on six continents! We are an active, helpful group, adding pictures and discussing all things library, every day. Won't you join us? We do ask that if you add images to the pool that you PLEASE TAG THEM! See tagging suggestions below. Thanks and WELCOME!

Group Description

Welcome to the premiere Library and Librarian photo group on the internet!
May it give you the same joy you experience when uncovering a great literary treasure hidden in the stacks.

Basic Group Info:
Libraries and Librarians is a friendly and informative community with members from all around the globe. All are welcome and you don't have to be a librarian to join in (there are a lot of us here though!). Thank You and Welcome!

Group Tagging Guidelines
Please Tag The Photos You Add To This Group!
To make the photos in this community a more valuable, precisely searchable resource we have carefully established some consistent guidelines for you to use when adding tags. Please help the project by tagging the photos you have added to the group using the guidelines suggested below. If you do not add concise tags to the photos you add to this group you may find that someone else does.

All photos in this pool will get these two tags:

Conditional Subject Tags:

Conditional Type Tags:
If the photo is of a library, a tag should be added for the type of library it is.
etc, etc...

Conditional Location Tags:
Adding country, state, county, province or other relevant location data is also always requested.

Other Conditional Tags:
If another word is a useful and accurate image descriptor feel free to use it. Please do use the above tags as guidelines whenever possible.

Optional location tags: Geotagging
Along those lines, we will also be geotagging many of the images in the group. Geotagging is an interesting project by
which uses Google Maps to retrieve Flickr photos specifically tagged (geotagged). It will allow us to create a global map that has highlights corresponding to the location of the image captured in the geotagged image. You then click on the highlight on the map and are instantly transported to the image captured in that location. Or you can navigate Google Maps to zoom in to the satellite image or the street map. It is very impressive! Since this is such an amazingly geographically diverse group, this is an especially exciting aspect of the group tagging project. This concept is evolving rapidly and will continue do so in the near future. For now, adding appropriate geotags to images will position them to take advantage of whatever evolution of the technology we decide to ultimately use.

How to geotag your Flickr photos

À la Google Maps

1. Upload your photos to Flickr as you normally do.
2. Log into
3. 'Click on Autenticate on Flickr'
4. Click on SEARCH and fill in the fields to retrieve your photos (you may uncheck 'photos on flickr map'. You'll be presented with a list of your latest photos.
5. Select the picture you want to geotag so you see it at the bottom of the page
6. Now go to the map on the left and search for the location. Zoom in to the desired depth. Double clic on the right place on the map
7. Click on 'save location'

The tags will automagically be written back to Flickr and a link will
be added to the description.
You can change the text for the link.

That sounds like a lot of steps, but you'll be tagging and placing
photos in no time at all:

Yuan maps screenshot

NEW! and easier: with Flickr Organizer


Thanks so much to everyone in this community for adding your photos, tagging them and helping this group become such an amazing resource. Everyday I am inspired by this group of world-wide libraries, library fans and librarians. We have some interesting ideas for ways to use the resources here to benefit libraries and it is very exciting to be a part of it all!

-Michael, Lluisa and Amy (Your friendly group Admins)

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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