This image comes from the Flickr profile of the Library of Congress. I’m doing some research on the use and potential use of social media for governmental organizations and found this.

The Commons on Flickr seems like a great way to harness the categorizing power of the social web. I imagine that you get some outliers, but just like with Wikis the self regulating power should even things out.

“The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer.”

I’m going to try not to spend the next 10 hours glued to the Commons…