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Librarian Trading Cards

OK, I keep mentioning this in speeches and people keep asking how to find it.
In 2005, a group was begun in Flickr called the Librarian Trading Cards Photo Pool. This is a fun pool (grouping) of nearly 300 photos. Each photo looks like a trading card and you can create your own by just adding your photo or avatar and your stats to a card frame. It’s fun. (or I’m easily amused.)
You create you card using a free tool from Big Huge labs called “Trading Card Maker: Create a customized trading card from your digital photographs”.
Steve Cohen helped get this idea to grow a lot.
Anyone can create a trading card. I love the libraries that have every staff member getting one and letting the users try to collect the whole set. Ohhhh – which staff person is hardest to find? Maybe we can make mini-trading cards with those Flickr business cards….?
Hmmm, I wonder if we can get that tasteless flat gum from the 60’s… Will you mom throw out your cards?
Anyway, now when I refer to these, people can just search ‘Lighthouse Trading Cards’ and get this blog posting.

Posted on: April 29, 2007, 4:40 pm Category: Uncategorized

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