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DH2024 poster: Treasures on an island? Challenges for integrating volunteer and AI-enriched metadata into GLAM systems

We're sharing our abstract and references here, in support of our poster at the DH2024 conference. Treasures on an island? Challenges for integrating volunteer and AI-enriched metadata into GLAM systems Digital Humanities 2024 conference, August 2024 Mia Ridge (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3733-8120), Samantha Blickhan (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3775-5744) , Meghan Ferriter (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1470-2655) There's a long history of successful crowdsourcing projects around […]

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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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Survey: integrating volunteer and AI-enriched metadata into collections systems

What happens to data enriched by crowdsourcing, machine learning/AI, or a combination of methods? [Update – early results are shared at Integrating enriched metadata into collections platforms] We are conducting a study that explores projects' successes and challenges in incorporating enriched data into catalogues or other core digital collections platforms in libraries, museums and archives. We're […]

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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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Case studies in the Collective Wisdom Handbook

A working document from our book production process that might be a useful index to find specific case studies within the final book. Chapter title Case Study Title Topics/Coverage Projects Mentioned Choosing Tasks and Platforms Case Study: Concordia/By the People design principles Values-led design By the People program at the Library of Congress Choosing Tasks […]

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Planning for the conversations we want at our online workshops

As part of our original proposal, we'd committed to holding a workshop to interrogate, refine and advance questions from our book sprint, agree on high priority issues for future work, lay the foundations for future collaboration and provide input for a white paper. Inspired by Priya Parker's work on purposeful gatherings, we planned two linked workshops […]

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We're on a podcast!

Back in July I was interviewed for MadeTech's Making Tech Better podcast by Clare Sudbery. I really enjoyed our conversation, so do have a listen. Some of my favourite quotes from the transcript include the reason I care so much about good UX design for crowdsourcing and digital engagement: That's really the joy of crowdsourcing, […]

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Announcing an 'early access' version of our Collective Wisdom Handbook

The project leaders and book sprint participants of the AHRC-funded Collective Wisdom project are excited to announce that an 'early access' version of the book we wrote in March – April 2021 is now available. The Collective Wisdom Handbook: perspectives on crowdsourcing in cultural heritage was written in two week-long book sprints by 16 collaborators […]

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