Crowdfunding – part 2

So our crowdfunding campaign has started and we can see the pledges trickling in. The idea is to generate funds to allow us to support community groups who want to digitise, preserve and share their WW1 heritage. Considerable effort has gone in to … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

This summer, Oxford University are launching ‘Lest We Forget’, a new community-based initiative to preserve materials held by the public dating from the First World War. Building on from the success of our ‘Great War Archive’ in 2008, a mass-digitisation … Continue reading

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Connecting Histories

RunCoCo staff have just returned from a very engaging and stimulating workshop where participants met to develop ideas for a collaborative project involving local historians and record offices in academic research. The workshop, organised by Abigail Williams and Jonathan Healey, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Community Collections

One question that RunCoCo has been asked repeatedly relates to costs. How much does it cost to run a community collection project? Some assume that because you can benefit from the input of dedicated and hard-working volunteers, there are no … Continue reading

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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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