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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Community sourcing at the Museums and the Web 2015

The workshop I ran and the professional forum I helped lead at MW2015 earlier this month in Chicago went down very well with the enthusiastic participants. What follows are photos (in a very low resolution) and some reflections on work … 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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Come work with us!

(cross-posted with the Education Enhancement Team blog) The Education Enhancement Team (which includes RunCoCo)  is looking for a new team member – a talented and motivated engagement officer to inspire members of the University and various external stakeholders to engage … Continue reading

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Unlocking Sources – The First World War online & Europeana Conference

(cross-posted Education Enhancement Team blog) Academics, curators, project staff and the RunCoCo team gathered at the Unlocking Sources – The First World War online & Europeana Conference  in Berlin at the end of January. Some 200 participants were treated to … Continue reading

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The Baltic Way

On August 23 1989, a 600 kilometer long human chain was created by people joining hands across the three Baltic republics Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, then part of the Soviet Union. Now, in preparation of the 25th anniversary, an initiative … Continue reading

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Culture 2.0

RunCoCo attended the Culture 2.0 festival in Warsaw to give a seminar in the Community Archives strand. This year, the Festival theme was ‘Citizen 2.0’ and an aim was to look at citizenship in culture, explore social aspect of culture … Continue reading

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London Digital Humanities Group

We were very glad to be invited by the London Digital Humanities Group to come and talk about RunCoCo and community collections at one of their meetings. The group meets twice per term and the first meeting this year took … 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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