Linguamania – crowdsourcing languages

How many languages are spoken in an Oxford museum on a dark Friday night in January?   That may seem like an odd question to ask, but it makes more sense when put into the context of the Ashmolean Museum … Continue reading

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Using online resources

Running a Community Collection usually means that material is collected in digital form to be use in some way. The material may form part of an archive, be used for research, be turned into educational material or much more. To … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing: the essentials

This post was written by Liz Masterman for the ‘News from Academic IT” blog and kindly cross-posted here. The term ‘crowdsourcing’ crops up almost daily in the media, but it’s probably a fair guess that many people have only a … Continue reading

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Suggested reading

Those interested in community collections, First World War material or history research may want to look at this article by our colleague and friend Dr. Stephen Bull. As the first in a series of three articles on crowdsourcing, Stephen discusses … Continue reading

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IT Innovation

Many organisations and companies are aware that their members can have creative solutions to challenges and problems that the organisation is facing, but that they may find it difficult to get these raised and funded. As of last year, the … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing for impact – a forum

Cross-posted from the blog for the Engage programme: Digital technologies for public engagement, knowledge exchange and impact (University of Oxford) —– Crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular concept, and crowdsourcing projects appear in many areas. As part of the 2016 Engage … Continue reading

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Working with local museums

Being placed in Oxford, RunCoCo are fortunate to have a number of excellent museums more or less on our doorstep. We do enjoy working with these when the opportunity arises. This summer we had the pleasure to be involved with … Continue reading

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40 Years, 40 Objects: Celebrating the Stories of a City and its People

This weekend, the Museum of Oxford held their first ever Community Collecting Day. The people of Oxford were asked to search their attics and bottom drawers for objects that hold personal memories of the city from the last 40 years … Continue reading

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Europeana 1914-1918

For the last four-and-a-half years, much of our time has been spent on the Europeana 1914-1918 project. Using the Oxford Community Collection Model, the project has created a large archive comprising over 13,000 stories and 170,000 digital images relating to … Continue reading

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Shaping Europe

This week we found ourselves working in a slightly different space. For a few days, crews from Europeana, Facts & Files, and RunCoCo set up camp in the European Parliament in Brussels to run the ‘Shaping Europe’ event. Members of … Continue reading

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