Participants and credits

The Collective Wisdom is led by Principal Investigator Mia Ridge (British Library) and Co-Investigators Meghan Ferriter (Library of Congress) and Sam Blickhan (Zooniverse).

Our book sprint participants are (in alphabetical order): Austin Mast, Ben Brumfield, Brendon Wilkins, Daria Cybulska, Denise Burgher, Jim Casey, Kurt Luther, Michael Haley Goldman, Nick White, Pip Willcox, Sara Brumfield, Sonya J Coleman and Ylva Berglund Prytz.

Participants were selected following a competitive open call.

Our Book Sprints facilitator will be Faith Bosworth.

About us

Project leaders

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Mia Ridge is the British Library's Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections. She's been researching and building crowdsourcing tools for cultural heritage collections for over a decade.

Sam Blickhan is the Humanities Lead for Zooniverse, where she leads research and tool development for GLAM & Humanities crowdsourcing projects.

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Meghan Ferriter is a Senior Innovation Specialist with LC Labs. She's welcomed volunteers, supported staff, and designed crowdsourcing projects at the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress.

Book sprint participants

Kurt Luther is Associate Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) History at Virginia Tech, where he directs theĀ Crowd Intelligence Lab.