Crowdsourcing is becoming increasingly popular in the cultural heritage sector as a way to improve and extend digital collections while at the same time engaging new audiences. A key problem, particularly in crowdsourcing efforts that ask participants to contribute complex information, is how that information can feed into the collection without the risk of compromising professional standards. This paper discusses how the problem was addressed in the 10 Most Wanted project. It presents Case Notes as a mechanism for curators to validate contributions and integrate them into an evidence trail for newly discovered facts about collection items.
|Title of host publication||Book of Abstracts DRHA2014|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Sep 2014|
|Event||Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference (DRHA2014) - University of Greenwich, London, 31 August 2014 - 2 September 2014.|
Duration: 3 Sep 2014 → …
|Conference||Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference (DRHA2014)|
|Period||3/09/14 → …|
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Winter, M., Blume, P., Lambert, S., & Pemberton, L. (2014). Case Notes: Turning crowd sourced information into evidence trails for collection metadata. In A. Maragiannis (Ed.), Book of Abstracts DRHA2014 (pp. 173-176)