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Tegwen

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Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« on: October 22, 2012, 10:42:49 pm »
Hi
Just to let you know that Jil and I attended a one day seminar at Kings College London's Maughan Library. Its purpose was for academics from Kings College, to obtain information about Crowd Sourcing (CS), specifically about humanities related projects, as part of a Humanities Research Council funded research programme.
Questions we discussed included: why people do it, our experiences, our motivations, how we got involved and how has our community developed. After a pleasant lunch we moved on to discuss the future of CS, the kinds of knowledge that CS can provide in the humanities and how researchers can best used CS for their projects.
The seminar was attended by representatives from several projects including Herbaria @ Home, Marine Lives, one on gravestones, the Dickens project, and one on mapping, so a really diverse and interesting group. Many of the participants have also had experience of other CS humanities projects.
I think Jil and I gave a good account of OW and how well it works. A key point that we stressed was that it is vital for a significant sized project like OW to have an active and well moderated forum, so we did pay tribute to the work that our moderators have done. Also we made it very clear that a really strong community can develop with individuals taking roles and helping and leading others and that this has contributed to the success of OW.
It was interesting that OW is a cross between a citizen science project and a humanities project, whereas the others were specifically humanities.
I would of course also be happy to answer any questions. We expect a short summary of the day to all participants, so if anyone is interested I will be happy to forward a copy when it arrives.

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 11:16:00 pm »
It sounds like a very interesting day.  I'm glad we were represented there. :)

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 01:40:47 am »
Sounds like fun!  I'd love a peek at any info -

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 08:03:35 am »
Yes please, do either post or post a link, I've done other more local bits of volunteer input as well.

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 03:49:24 pm »
I couldn't make it on the day, but did a Skype interview with Stuart Dunn from KCL over this last weekend, and am also happy to pass on any information I get. 
I mentioned the crucial role that the forum plays, and how lovely all the forum members are! - and there hadn't been any consultation with Keith and Jil beforehand ....  ;D

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 07:14:42 pm »
No, I couldn't get there either, but am still waiting for my telephone interview with Stuart Dunn - perhaps they have forgotten about me!  They said they would send me a copy of the summary and I shall look forward to reading it in due course.

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 07:43:48 pm »
Would you like me to enquire, Su?
Thanks to all of you who volunteered to take part.

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 07:58:23 pm »
Well, if you don't mind ... though I shall try not to take it personally if they just feel they have enough participants!

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 08:47:23 pm »
I don't mind at all.  ;)

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 06:08:48 pm »
Thanks all for the interest. I will post when I receive more information from Stuart and Mark. I should have added that Jil is on holiday this week, so I agreed to do the posting. She might have some additions or corrections when she is back. K

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 01:13:47 am »
A post or a link would be GREATLY appreciated. This has developed into a majorly interesting project and I'd like to learn more!

Thanks for attending for those of us on the 'wrong side of the Pond.' ;)

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 02:39:05 pm »
Back now!

I can't think of anything to add to Keith's excellent summary.

No sign of the report yet.

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2012, 05:57:30 pm »
I am due to do my telephone interview on Monday afternoon now.  Apparently I had been missed due to a "clerical error"!

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Re: Crowd Sourcing Scoping Study Seminar
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2012, 06:16:26 pm »
You have a lot to live up to but I'm sure you will do us proud.