Flickr Case Study: C. Harrington’s Yellow Cedar
From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:56 PM
To: Miner, Cynthia L -FS < >
Cc: Sands, Yasmeen S -FS < >
Subject: Flickr Case Study: C. Harrington’s Yellow Cedar
As part of the lab web content project, I spoke with Connie Harrington today via phone.
Connie has shared several photographs that we can use on the new web site.
She also mentioned that she has an online resource that is heavily dependent on photographic records: Yellow Cedar Photography project.
Her current solution is to import the photos by location as a photo gallery into PowerPoint, then export each PowerPoint gallery as PDF files.
She then uploaded each PDF to the web:
There are 9 total “location” collections, and one “damage” collection.
All told, she reports there are about 1,000 images.
I believe these photos are a good candidate for demonstrating the use of Flickr to manage photographic records produced during the course of PNW research.
Flickr is especially useful for this project due to the availability of geographic information for each photo.
Connie’s Yellow Cedar could be grouped into albums by location, and also displayed on a map, provided that the geographic information from each photo is preserved.
I told Connie I’d run this application by you and Yasmeen.
I had two ideas for how it might work:
1. Option One give researcher direct access to upload photos via the Station Flickr account, CAP offers assistance / moderates submitted content as needed.
2. Option Two use the PNW Sharepoint site to transfer photos from lab / scientist to Yasmeen, then have Yasmeen do the actual uploading to Flickr.
I suspect there may be other ways to do this.
For now, I think it’s good to note that Connie’s project may prove a useful case study of how CAP could help station scientists manage and share photographic records with Flickr.
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