The Special Collections department is currently testing out a new way to gather information on unidentified photographs and expose our alums and the greater university community to our historical holdings. Using the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery's newly established Flickr page, we have added University Archives photographs that feature UMBC students in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Anyone is encouraged to leave a note or comment with information or reflections on the people, places, and events shown in the photographs.
This tool is still being tested but other institutions have had success with similar interactive projects, including:
Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center: Most Wanted
Library of Congress on Flickr
The Polar Bear Expedition Digital Collections at the University of Michigan (features EAD finding aids, commenting capabilities, user profiles and saved bookmarks)
**Updated on July 11, 2008 with Theatre Department photographs!