Webinar – Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies

On October 29, 2014, the Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries and Archives (CCLA) held a 1-hour webinar titled, “Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies.” This webinar explored crowdsourcing techniques used increasingly by organizations and institutions seeking to gather vast amounts of new knowledge and participation from online contributors.

Crowdsourcing techniques are increasingly being utilized by organizations and institutions—including libraries and museums—seeking to gather vast amounts of new knowledge and participation from online contributors. In this fast-paced hour-long introduction, you’ll get a handle on “Crowdsourcing Fundamentals” from leading voice in the field Mia Ridge, along with first-person accounts from two exemplar crowdsourcing projects (NYPL, Zooniverse). Learn the basics about implementing crowdsourcing techniques, securing funding, engaging users, and assessing the quality of crowdsourced data, as well as the advantages and challenges of utilizing crowdsourcing.

 

Presentation Slides (PDF)

 

 

Presented by:
Mia Ridge, Chair of the Museums Computer Group at Open University and a member of the Executive Council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH); Ben Vershbow, Director of NYPL Digital Library + Labs; Victoria Van Hyning, Digital Humanities postdoctoral fellow at Zooniverse.

You can also view “Crowdsourcing 101” and additional information at the OCLC’s Webjunction website. A very sincere thanks to the OCLC for hosting this wonderful webinar!