Thursday, 14 August 2008

ARK de Triumphe

ARKive looks to be a wonderful project. The aim is to gather images, information, and video of all of the worlds creatures - starting with those most endangered.

The images and video come from professional photographers and film makers, and many are truly stunning (if a little over watermarked).

But here is where the wiki-addict in me shows. I have to think that they are making a mistake in creating this as such a closed system. The organisation and the look of the site are great, but are they really doing the right thing with the content?

Maybe they should consider what they might gain by looking at some of the work done by ordinary people contributing their own work to an extraordinary project.