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A sneak peak at 'The Collective Wisdom Handbook: perspectives on crowdsourcing in cultural heritage'

After ten days of intense work over several timezones by 16 co-authors, we have a book! We've gone from 0 to over 90,000 words, with over 50 case studies throughout 14 chapters, conceptualised and written remotely by 16 participants (with the support of the Book Sprints team). The images down the side show some early […]

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The crowdsourcing stakeholder view on 'What do you wish you'd known at the start?'

As promised, here are the responses to one of the two key questions we asked 'behind the scenes' workers or stakeholders on crowdsourcing, citizen science, citizen history, digital / online volunteer projects, programmes, tools or platforms with cultural heritage collections. Our thanks to everyone who contributed and helped spread the word! Context: this survey had […]

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The crowdsourcing stakeholder view on 'Would you do anything differently with more time or resources?'

As promised, here are the responses to one of the two key questions we asked 'behind the scenes' workers or stakeholders on crowdsourcing, citizen science, citizen history, digital / online volunteer projects, programmes, tools or platforms with cultural heritage collections. Our thanks to everyone who contributed and helped spread the word! Context: this survey had […]

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The volunteer perspective on 'What are your hopes for the future of crowdsourcing / online volunteering?'

As promised, here are the responses to one of the two key questions we asked volunteers on crowdsourcing, citizen science, citizen history, digital / online volunteer projects, programmes, tools or platforms with cultural heritage collections. Our thanks to everyone who contributed and helped spread the word! Context: this survey had 71 responses, and this question […]

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The volunteer perspective on 'What makes a crowdsourcing / citizen research / online volunteering project great?'

As promised, here are the responses to one of the two key questions we asked volunteers on crowdsourcing, citizen science, citizen history, digital / online volunteer projects, programmes, tools or platforms with cultural heritage collections. Our thanks to everyone who contributed and helped spread the word! Context: this survey had 71 responses, and this question […]

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Getting started with crowdsourcing in cultural heritage and academia?

With so many people around the world being asked to stay in and prevent the spread of coronavirus, there's been a surge of participation in crowdsourcing projects – and a surge of interest in setting up new projects. With that in mind, we (Mia, Sam and Meghan) wanted to provide a space where people thinking […]

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Call for participants: April 2020 book sprint on the state of the art in crowdsourcing in cultural heritage

Cross-posted from the British Library's Digital Scholarship blog… [Update, March 2020: like so much else, our plans for the 'Collective Wisdom' project have been thrown out by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have an extension from our funders and will look to confirm dates when the global situation (especially around international flights) becomes clearer. In the […]

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DH2023 talk online

Challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for the future of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage This video features the presentation "Challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for the future of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage: a White Paper" by Mia Ridge, Meghan Ferriter and Samantha Blickhan, presented at the ADHO Digital Humanities Conference 2023 (#DH2023) in Graz, which was hosted by […]

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Integrating enriched metadata into collections platforms

What happens to data enriched by crowdsourcing, machine learning/AI, or a combination of methods? We ran a survey from March 20 to April 30 2024 to help find out. We were interested in the barriers and successes for projects trying to incorporate enriched data into collections systems (such as catalogues or discovery platforms). We're analysing […]

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AI4LAM talk: Reality bytes – what happens to crowdsourced / AI data?

We're presenting on the AI4LAM Community Call for April 2024. Reality bytes: What happens after your crowdsourcing or AI projects? Our abstract: There's a long history of successful crowdsourcing projects around the world. However, many of these projects struggle with a critical, final aspect of their project: integrating data created or enriched by online volunteers […]

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