Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Organizing a Collection Using "Flickr"

The Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories website has a interesting idea for documenting your more valuable philatelic items for insurance purposes and/or sharing your favorite stamps and covers - or even your entire collection - with others.

It says, "Flickr is a great tool for organizing a collection. You can upload your photos and apply titles, tags and descriptions, which is a sneaky way of cramming a lot of indexed data into an invisible database... The great thing about it is that you can use the indexing metadata to easily search and sort your collection by a variety of criteria. Naturally, because it's Flickr, you can also share information about your collection as well as visually share the collection itself.

The social aspect of sharing your collection shouldn't be overlooked. There are many flickr groups related to collecting ...and you are likely to find aficionados in your area of interest. If you can't find a group for the items you collect, you can always start one."

To read the entire article, click here.

To visit the Flickr postage stamp group (720 members strong!), click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM