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At the National Archives, there should be about another 100 photographs we can host. Category:Photographs by Ansel Adams has currently c. 100.

LOC includes about 200 images. Commons c. 25. --  Docu  at 13:27, 13 February 2011 (UTC)


  • Ansel Adams put no restrictions on the use, when giving these to LOC. [1] I'm not sure if that equates to them being in the public domain?
  • For the NARA photographs, he was commissioned by the National Park Service and this I think they are definitely public domain. The only issue with these is they are not such high resolution scans, and I'm quite sure NARA has high res TIFFs somewhere. We're starting up collaboration w/ NARA, we can try asking for the high res photos. -Aude (talk | contribs) 17:27, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
    • I will ask them about this collection! Dominic (talk) 14:24, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
    • Hypothetically speaking (:-)), how would you like this group of photographs? If images are reuploaded on Flickr with the highest resolution, is there an easy way of grabbing them? (Noting, of course, that the medium-resolution photos are all on the National Archives' Flickr stream [2] with metadata.) Dominic (talk) 16:19, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
      • Actually, this isn't hypothetical anymore. We are starting to re-upload the high-resolution images over the old ones in the Flickr album right now. The first few are done already. (!) Dominic (talk) 18:04, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
      • Or alternatively, I am also going to be replacing the images in the Archival Research catalog (ARC) with the high-res ones, and those catalog entries are also where the full metadata lives (the metadata on Flickr has been reduced to the most important fields). They could be taken from there. I do have the original files, which are TIFFs being converted in Photoshop, but they are not associated with the records with metadata, or even named in any useful way, which is why the Flickr album seemed more useful. Dominic (talk) 18:31, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I'd be happy to transfer the full-res images from Flickr once they are all uploaded. Kaldari (talk) 02:03, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
    • The script is ready to go. You can see a test upload here. Kaldari (talk) 23:11, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
      • I've just posted to the cultural-partners list the following proposal of cats useful for each image. See if it's of any help to you.
Category:Images_from_the_National_Archives_and_Records_Administration/Photographs_by_Ansel_Adams I'd go for this cat instead of Category:Photographs by Ansel Adams from the U.S. National Archives. It helps people to find these images at once and subordinates to the already existing category. regards, PETER WEIS TALK 23:29, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
I've come up with a slightly more radical idea that I just posted to the cultural-partners list - donation specific categories. What do you think of this? Kaldari (talk) 23:37, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Great! Let's do both I'd say. We don't have a GLAM cat so far. But then again I think it might be useful for some people to find the images of Ansel Adams within the images from the National Archives and Records Administration. Dunno if this is already over-categorisation?? regards, PETER WEIS TALK 23:49, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Where would photos or video fit that we actively go to NARA and digitize ourselves? These wouldn't be a "donation"? Yet, I'd consider en:WP:FedFlix as part of or related to the GLAM project. (we could also go digitize selected photos from Ansel Adams at higher resolution, should we want to do restoration) -Aude (talk | contribs) 23:59, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
I think sets created as part of special digitization events (rather than donations) should probably go under Category:GLAM events. For example, we have Category:Wikipedia Loves Art events under there currently. If it's just a personal effort, rather than an event or donation, I would suggest just creating a personal user category for them or just using the regular categories exclusively. Anyone else have thoughts on this? Kaldari (talk) 00:06, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

FYI - I'm working on uploading the LOC Manzanar photos. -Aude (talk | contribs) 23:54, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Yay! Kaldari (talk) 23:55, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

I've just created {{NARA-cooperation}}. Please improve if you think it's necessary. regards, PETER WEIS TALK 00:18, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Nice. I just added it to the test file and the upload script. Kaldari (talk) 00:28, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
I've seen you added the Creator:Ansel Adams to the image. I assume this will be added to every image? regards, PETER WEIS TALK 00:43, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Correct. Kaldari (talk) 01:19, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Woo! Thanks, that was awesome. Dominic (talk) 02:01, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
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Kaldari Completed File Upload Bot (Kaldari) Category:2011 Ansel Adams donation from U.S. National Archives