From Animal Tales to Animal Tags

Pen and ink drawing of a cat

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Come along to a day-long animal themed tagathon

The aim is to use the British Library’s one million public domain images on Flickr to tag every image of domestic animals in the collection. From dogs to reptiles, fish to cats, we need your help to organise and curate the images in this amazing collection. The more you tag, the easier the collection will be to use for future researchers and enthusiasts. You are invited to participate in this event from your own home, or onsite at the British Library. This event is inspired by our Animal Tales exhibition which and by our wonderful Flickr image collection.

This is a drop in event. Please come along to the British Library Conference Centre between 10.30-16.00, to take part. You will need a Flickr login and your own device (e.g. tablet, smartphone laptop). The following public libraries are also taking part: Newcastle City, Manchester Central, and  Leeds Central. We hope you can join in and make the collection more discoverable for researchers in the future.

The event is part of the Being Human festival which takes place from 12 – 22 November 2015.

Tag-a-thon how to:

1. Before you start make sure you have a Flickr account!
2. Follow link and sign in to Flickr
3. Click on Albums
4. Scroll to the Fauna album
5. Click on a picture and start tagging!

To tag:

1. Once you have opened a picture scroll down to tags on right hand side
2. Click on add tags
3. Type appropriate tags into text box i.e.: Deer, Stag, Mammal etc.

The more tags you put in the richer and more discoverable the data will become, please add as many tags to describe the animal in the picture as possible. Common name, mammal, reptile, bird insect, etc., also you can research more and find out the Latin names and species if you would like!


Name: From Animal Tales to Animal Tags
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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