The ABC of Crowdsourcing a Community Collection

available from slideshare. The final report from the RunCoCo project is now available online from the RunCoCo Website. I presented the report at this year’s Digital Humanities Summer School, Oxford. Slides detailing the points made in the report are

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Last week I climbed out of the depths of my maternity leave to present at the fourth RunCoCo workshop  in Leeds. Here, a group of 30 people gathered to learn about, discuss, and share experiences of online community collection work … Continue reading

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Should the general public be involved in academic research?

My side of the debate has just been published in issue 27 of JISC Inform. Taking the stand against me is Andrew Keen, author of ‘The Cult of the Amateur: How blogs, MySpace, YouTube and the rest of today’s user-generated … Continue reading

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Community collections and the power of the crowd

I recently presented at the JISC 2010 Conference on the experiences of the Great War Archive and crowd sourcing. The opportunity was also used to introduce the recently launched RunCoCo project to the audience. In my session I was joined … Continue reading

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Finding Ada at Station X

It is March 24th, Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science (what with last week’s Day in the Life of Digital Humanities, I’m loving these community crowd-sourced blogs events!). … Continue reading

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Project Launch: RunCoCo

I am the director of an exciting new project called RunCoCo. The project builds on our experience of running The Great War Archive, a successful community contributed collection of digital objects. RunCoCo will run a series of dissemination activities to … Continue reading

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JISC to fund Exploration of Community Collections

Following the success of the Great War Archive (part of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive), JISC have released funds to further explore the creation of community collections. The call will be published in December 2009, with a closing … Continue reading

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