Have you got a ‘citizen humanities’ crowdsourcing idea for the Zooniverse?

The Constructing Scientific Communities project, part of the AHRC’s Science in Culture theme, is inviting proposals for citizen science or ‘citizen humanities’ projects to be developed as part of the Zooniverse.org platform. Proposals are welcome from researchers whose work would benefit from … Continue reading

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Beyond 2011

Yesterday we held our free one-day conference at OUCS, University of Oxford (26th May 2011). This year the ‘Beyond’ conference celebrated the joys and challenges of community collections. It was hosted by the RunCoco project and sponsored by JISC. Online … Continue reading

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Are you in?

The RunCoCo project has been diverted from this blog with our own community collections: Woruldhord, Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten – and with preparing for our forthcoming conference Beyond 2011: Crowdsourcing for public engagement. However I felt RunCoCo must briefly point … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the project in Germany that RunCoCo has been supporting in their work crowdsourcing a community contributed collection of First World War memoribilia.

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Being Sociable

We’ve been very busy since the last posting about the RunCoCo’s trip to help the DNB to crowdsource in Germany. So in the meantime here is a transcript of an interview with Piers Scott from The Sociable http://sociable.co/: Piers Scott, … Continue reading

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Road movie to Berlin

From Frankfurt the RunCoCo team travelled to Berlin to help run the next submissions day for the Europeana project “Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten” (The First World War in everyday documents). Although a long train journey, we did have time to … Continue reading

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Spiky subjects

When they arrive at a community collection submissions day, every participant is met by a member of the team who explains the work-flow for the day, more about the project, and in particular the terms and conditions that apply for … Continue reading

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Spiked helmets in the rain

The RunCoCo team helped run the first submissions day for the Europeana project “Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten” (The First World War in everyday documents), on 31 March 2011. This was held at the DNB – the German National Library (die … Continue reading

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Training day photos

On 30 March about 25 German librarians were trained how to run a submissions day for a community collection. They represent institutions who are partnering the German National Library (die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek – DNB) to run the crowdsourcing project, “Erster … Continue reading

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New Strategies for Digital Content Conference

On 18 March 2011, the RunCoCo team visited Goodenough College, London for the JISC New Strategies for Digital Content Conference to mark the end of the e-Content programme 2009-11. The RunCoCo presentation slides can be downloaded from the project website … Continue reading

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