Our National Library on The Commons Flickr photostream was launched just a month ago. Key goals of The Commons are to share publicly held collections of photographs online, and to enrich these collections with input from users not only in Ireland, but all over the world. We're well on our way to achieving these goals already.
Our photos, sets and collections on The Commons have had over 80,000 views since 1st June. Users' expert and often impressively esoteric knowledge is helping us to do things like date our images more exactly or pinpoint photo locations more accurately. All of this information will feed back into our catalogue, ultimately enriching our collections for everyone. Oh, and to judge by the comments, users are having a lot of fun too! Have a look for yourself: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/