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Images by Flickr User trialsanderrorsEdit

Over a thousand of Photos by Flickr User trialsanderrors are images from the Library of Congress that have been retouched and improved and are in the public domain. The images have been uploaded on August 12th by Multichil and are now in need of categorization. Since this is a batch upload from flickr I created this page to facilitate it better.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 20:41, 15 August 2010 (UTC)


Assigned to Progress Bot name Category
Multichill Categorizing BotMultichillT Category:Images_from_trialsanderrors_to_check


  1. All files need to be stripped of the "Flickr - …trialsanderrors - " prefix.
  2. All CC/Flickr licenses need to be replaced with the proper PD licenses. This might go in conjunction with categorization.
  • THis is not true. A restoration can introduce a new copyright. Probably best to leave them as CC-BY. Calliopejen1 (talk) 16:40, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Since those are my "restorations", the decision would be mine, no? ~ trialsanderrors (talk) 11:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. All Flickr files are tagged with information about the LOC collection which might help categorizing. For instance, a tag "nclc" should go into Category:Photographs of child laborers by Lewis Hine and tagged with {{PD-NCLC}}. These tags don't seem to have been imported, and for some tags no proper Commons categories exist (for instance, Category:Performing Arts Posters for the Performing Arts Posters Collection).
    (Created {{PD-VAR}} and categories, anymore need made? — raeky (talk | edits) 18:59, 16 August 2010 (UTC) )
    See below. ~ trialsanderrors (talk) 11:51, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. For all images, the description from Flickr need to be replaced with the descriptions from the LOC. This can be done via the static links that appear on the Flickr description behind the "This picture" link.
  3. There are about 200 duplicates of Commons uploads which need to be identified.
  4. There are a number of PD-1923 files which need to be transwikied to and deleted.
  5. Retrieve creation/copyright year from file name or "date taken" (all file names end with the four digit year, the "date taken" info on Flickr is sometimes unreliable, but sometimes also provides month and day)
    Perhaps the date can be fetched from the "Date Created/Published"-field on LOC's pages and transformed into either YYYY-MM-DD format (which is automatically translated) or in {{Other date}}-compatible format. Example with this one from here.
    Either one works. The dates I posted in the title are backed by additional research, so in toto they should be more accurate (especially the photochroms), but the LOC description is clearly the default. ~ trialsanderrors (talk) 12:35, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm adding stuff as things come to my mind. ~ trialsanderrors (talk) 12:39, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Collections, Categories and PD-TagsEdit

Here are the major collections, with rights info as I can glean them from the LOC/PP website. ~ trialsanderrors (talk) 11:51, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

No known restrictions, can be batch-processedEdit
Potential restrictions, individual processing necessaryEdit
  • LOOK Magazine Collection: "While the donor of the collection, Cowles Communications, Inc., dedicated to the public all rights it possessed in the collection, copyright to some photographs in this collection may be retained by the actual creators or their heirs."
    • [[:Category:]], {{PD-Look}} where applicable
    • Flickr tag "lookmagazine"