The CrowdConsortium is pleased to provide meeting details for the National Meeting from Wednesday, May 6, to Friday, May 8, to explore the potential for crowdsourcing to broaden the reach of a diverse array of institutions. “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines” will be hosted at the University of Maryland.
Through a mix of formal and informal presentations combined with breakout sessions, we focused on the question of how researchers and institutions might best leverage crowdsourcing strategies for increasing public engagement, integrating data into existing collections, and improving knowledge production in a variety of domains. The consortium began through a series of regional meetings and webinars instigated through the auspices of Dartmouth College’s 2014 IMLS-funded National Forum in Crowdsourcing for Libraries and Archives: Creating a Crowdsourcing Consortium.
Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Sloan Foundation supports this initiative. Lead organizers included Dartmouth College and the University of Maryland-College Park, with additional support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
We encouraged interested members of the public to participate in this event through the live webcast, which was recorded and accessible here for selected presentations, as well as the #crowdcon Twitter conversation.