Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities

Tuesday 9 April 2013  Location: Ship Street Centre, Jesus College, Oxford

This one-day workshop will showcase digital crowdsourcing projects in the Arts and Humanities, and discuss the impact of such initiatives. ‘Impact’ is a broad term, which encompasses issues connected to community, digital curation, public engagement and knowledge exchange. Key questions will include:

  • What does impact mean in this environment?
  • What types of impacts can be achieved by crowdsourcing initiatives?
  • How can crowdsourced resources balance quality control and peer review?
  • What are the impacts of devolving key processes away from core teams and institutions to public participants?
  • What impacts do crowdsourcing initiatives have on participants and to what extent is it possible to influence this?
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