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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?  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 gathering information on the types of data, tools and processes used by […]

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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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Our book is now open for 'community review'. What does that mean for you?

The first version of The Collective Wisdom Handbook: Perspectives on Crowdsourcing in Cultural Heritage is now available to read online. And not just to read – we're also asking for comment from people with expertise and experience in the topics we cover, from crowdsourcing to citizen science and history, to online volunteering and digital engagement […]

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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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