Feature your photos in NCpedia, an online encyclopedia about North Carolina

by Michelle Underhill

NCpedia is a free, online, award-winning encyclopedia about North Carolina managed by the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. It contains information about each of North Carolina’s one hundred counties (http://ncpedia.org/geography/counties).  These profiles include basic demographic information, a brief overview of the county’s origins and images of each county contributed by Flickr users.

Do you have digital photographs of places in North Carolina? Do you use Flickr? Would you like your Flickr photos featured in NCpedia’s county profiles?

Contributing them is an easy two-step process.

First, let Flickr know you are okay with sharing your photos with us. To do this, go to the “Privacy & Permissions” settings on your account to make sure the answers to the following questions are as follows:

    “Allow others to share your stuff?” Yes
    “Allow your stuff to be added to a gallery?” Yes
    “Hide your stuff from public searches?” No

Second, add the following tags to the photos you would like to appear in NCpedia:

    the county name, as one word. For example: wakecounty, pendercounty, cravencounty

The photos that appear in NCpedia will link back to their originals in Flickr. So, NCpedia users will be able to find other images you have taken by following the link and viewing your photostream.

If you have other photos you would like to contribute to NCpedia, or would like to contribute an article instead, simply contact them at http://www.ncpedia.org/contact.

Please spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested in helping to make NCpedia even better by sharing their North Carolina photographs!


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