Check out HOW TO Quickie: Embedded Flickr Slideshows. I plunked the code into http://www.walkingpaper.org/flickr and I like it. You can also see an example below, which is a display of my photos tagged ‘mobilepic.’ This code is flexible in that you can be selective or inclusive in the photos to be shown. The down side is that only one size can be displayed, requiring some serious devoted real estate. The frame size can be changed, but then the photos are cut off.
Off the top of my head I can think of a few applications for this on a library website:
- Inform people visually about the meeting room
- Document an event
- Show off a computer lab
- Highlight an art collection
and perhaps my favorite idea…
- Combine an embedded mp3 file with a slideshow of illustrations to create an amazing online storytime! Kids could listen to a librarian as they watch the story unfold. I’m really tempted to try this, but my drawings would probably scare the kids and the whole project would fail. I may need to employ the help of an artist friend, because there’s probably not many public domain illustrations for children’s books. Tho I do know of Ardvark the Aardvark.
Any other ideas?