I’ll be returning home to Milwaukee in April (2016) to present some new moving image tagging research at the Midwest Archives Conference.
“Crowdsourcing Beyond Transcription”
Many crowdsourcing initiatives over the past several years have demonstrated the benefit of using crowdsourcing as a tool to increase access to digitized archival materials. However, crowdsourcing can be more than a method of recruiting the public to transcribe digitized collections. This session will focus on wider applications for crowdsourcing, such as focusing crowdsourcing initiatives on different content types – including audiovisual and born-digital – and towards specific audiences, such as scholars or undergraduate students. Panelists representing a variety of institutions will describe their experiences with crowdsourcing, focusing on its applications as a tool for not only acquiring crowd-based knowledge, but also engaging users and promoting services. This pecha kucha-style session will leave ample time to “crowdsource” audience questions and perspectives on the subject. If your institution already has a crowdsourcing initiative in place or you are just starting to explore crowdsourcing as an option, you’ll come away from this session with new ideas and methods for crowdsourcing, in addition to strategies for successful crowdsourcing projects.