Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies (LOC)
Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress.
I was catching up on some blogs the other day and I learned that the Library of Congress has put over 3000 photos up on Flickr as part of a pilot project. They’re broken down into two separate groupings: News in the 1910’s and the 1930’s – 1940’s.
From the Library’s perspective, this pilot project is a statement about the power of the Web and user communities to help people better acquire information, knowledge and—most importantly—wisdom. One of our goals, frankly, is to learn as much as we can about that power simply through the process of making constructive use of it.