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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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New Release: Collective Wisdom White Paper

We are delighted to share with you our Collective Wisdom White Paper focused on 5 core recommendations. This White Paper draws on the collaboratively-written Collective Wisdom Handbook: Perspectives on crowdsourcing in cultural heritage (the Handbook), and two follow-up workshops on ‘advanced questions for crowdsourcing in cultural heritage and the digital humanities’, in addition to the […]

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References for our Collective Wisdom Handbook

We were asked about our references recently, so thought a general post might help others looking for articles, projects and other information we cited in The Collective Wisdom Handbook: Perspectives on Crowdsourcing in Cultural Heritage. Our references are published as part of the online Handbook. While you can download or view them there, you might […]

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How have you used the Collective Wisdom Handbook?

In the now more than two years(!) since we kicked off our Book Sprint in March 2021, we have had wonderful experiences among our team of authors using the Collective Wisdom Handbook to create new crowdsourcing projects as well as teach and communicate about crowdsourcing via workshops, presentations, etc. In order to get a better […]

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