Canadian images and documents from the 19th century and early 20th century are getting the 21st century treatment on the online photo sharing network Flickr as part of a new project by Library and Archives Canada.

The project aims to make the heritage artifacts more accessible, the federal government agency says.

About 80 scanned photos and documents of Irish-Canadian history have been posted and tagged with geographic information for the public to comment on and tag as part of the 2008 Irish Studies Symposium. The two-day meeting of historians, students, genealogists, and researchers wrapped up Tuesday in Ottawa.

Kyle Browness, a project manager at Library and Archives Canada, said the ability to get archival documents "out there" and the interactivity of the medium are what makes the site attractive.