A colleague of ours who runs the Museum 2.0 blog, Nina Simon, has just posted comparing Wikipedia Loves Art to the WLA project that took place in the Netherlands. She's curious to hear from all types of participants about their experience with the projects and thoughts in general:
Here's a brief run down of machine tags that may help you navigate the Flickr pool:
Cary Bass Bonus Points Tag
wla:bass=[number] (wla:bass=1 to wla:bass=10)
Caption Tag (tells you if something has been captioned by the museum)
Brooklyn Museum - wla:org=brooklynmuseum
Houston Museum of Natural Science - wla:o...
In looking at he activity on my photos, I found that "Angelblade" has created a spreadsheet of most of the WLA photos and that is linked to a webpage with information that implies he/she is writing a book on photography in Wikipedia.
So - I am curious about this. I am curious about credits, and profits, etc.
Anyone know anymore about this? Has anyone been c...
I am curious what the museums think about the photos being used for commercial entities. For instance one of my photos was put on something called Schmap interactive guide for New York.
I assume because we gave it an open license that we should expect entities other than Wiki to use the photos.
I apologize to be a nudge... Erin, Shelley, and everyone else involved in this project on the museums' side has certainly been working very hard to organize things, and get all the points scored up, pictures tagged, as quickly as they have.
But I am wondering if there is any particular timeline for getting the pictures captioned by the museums (specifically, the Metropo...
I am curious to know what the tag will be for the bonus points awarded for especially good photos... I haven't looked at all the photos, so I am excited to be able to filter them and see the best.
Took photos on Feb 28 but could not make time to download then. I have worked up a couple images though that turned out pretty good. I could fix a few more if I found reason. Is it possible to post these somewhere and have them related to the Hunter Museum Scavenger Hunt? I'm new to Flickr.
Hi all! We did WLA and I'm just wondering why my team's name isn't showing up under the Met... we're Futons of Rock. We added everything to the WLA photostream on Saturday the 28th, and we thought we tagged and licensed properly... did we tag wrong or something?
I shot at the met for a good chunk of the afternoon, and it's taking forever to upload all of them. I'll give it another hour and copy everything that's made it by then. Tags will come later...
I cant complain because I know midnight is the deadline, but it would be great if we could get a 6 hour extension. Its not like the museums are still open...
I just added all my photos to the group. They're all visible (editable/taggable) in the group, but I have the index ones set as private so they don't show up in my photostream (cause they're ugly :P). Is that acceptable or do they really and truely need to be fully public?
I'm thinking for heading up to the Met today but I'm a little confused about the index cards.
The Wikipedia page for the Met says "First time shoot the object with an index card in the frame that displays the object's accession number, your team name, and category name so we can assign points."
The part I'm confused about is the "category name". The word category ...
Some of the information on the index cards for my team is incorrect.
First, my team didn't all start out understanding the rules correctly (my fault) and some of the cards indicate a different team name.
Second, when I was uploading and tagging photos, I caught that some of the themes/categories were wrong and some of the accession #s were incorrect as well. I did...
Hi again, all. I apologize to ask again for clarifications on instructions. Please forgive me, and humor me by providing answers, if you would.
1) Some museums, such as the Metropolitan, say that museum staff will be captioning photos with the full official description, credit line, etc.
Does that mean we can skip doing that ourselves? I took pictures of the gallery ...
MoMA will be hosting a meet up at the museum this Friday night, February 27, from 6-8 p.m. Admission to MoMA on Friday nights is free starting at 4 p.m.. I and some folks from Wikipedia will be set up at a table in the Gund Lobby (which is found right after giving your admission ticket) beginning at 6 p.m.
All the eligible works for this contest can be found in...
Wikipedia loves science, too! The Houston Museum of Natural Science hosts a Wikipedia Loves Art meetup on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. - including free access to the permanent exhibition halls as well as conservatory and entomology exhibits at the Cockrell Butterfly Center for all registered WLA photographers.
Check out our goal list as well as our photography ...