No, we said ‘tagging party,’ not ‘toga party’

Spanish Mackerel

From “A history of the fishes of the British Islands v.2,” London, Groombridge and Sons,1862-65.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, Encyclopedia of Life and Ocean Portal are hosting an ocean-themed Flickr Tagging Party at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday, April 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Participants will add species-names tags to images in the BHL Flickr account,  which will allow them to be added to EOL species pages for millions of users to enjoy.

Whether you’re a scientist with years of experience identifying species or a volunteer looking for a fun afternoon project, all participation is welcome.  This event will focus on images of marine flora and fauna, but participants may, of course, tag images in other disciplines during the party. All subject specialists are welcome! No experience with Flickr or tagging is required, but if you don’t already have a Flickr account, you should create one in advance: Basic accounts are free and will allow you to do anything that’s needed to participate in this event.

Staff will present demonstrations on how to navigate within Flickr, figure out the appropriate species name, and add tags to images.

Please bring a laptop and your lunch.  If you don’t have a laptop, we’ll have a couple of spare ones available.  We will also provide coffee, tea and dessert.

When: Tuesday, April 2, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Where: NH Library Training Rooms, 1st Floor, East Court, NMNH.*

*Don’t have Badge Access to NMNH?

You need badge access to NMNH to get to the NH Library Training Rooms, where this event is being held. If you do not have badge access to NMNH, meet at the Easter Island Head at the Constitution Avenue entrance to NMNH no later than 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2. We will have someone escort you to the training rooms.

For more information about this event, contact Grace Constantino at 202-633-1709 or

Posted: 27 March 2013
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