July 25, 2014

NCSU Shares Open-Source Solution for Crowdsourcing Photos

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On August 15, North Carolina State University Libraries (NCSU Libraries) released lentil, open-source software that supports the harvesting of images and image metadata from Instagram, and enables organizations “to build special collections based around a topic or event, or to invite participation in evaluating a library program,” according to a release.

Visual Storytelling Site Cowbird

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Telling a brief story around a single photograph seems like such a simple idea. Add to that a sharing element and you think: another clever web platform. But there’s a lot more to Cowbird.