Dreamy Crowdsourcing & Crush-worthy Engagement
The Smithsonian's online Transcription Center has 5,200 digital volunteers worldwide - together, they’ve transcribed 110,000 pages of historic documents. An estimated 2-3M people worldwide contribute to citizen science projects. Someone somewhere is ready to share their time while connecting with your organization. How can you harness the power of crowds to improve your content, engage your community, & enrich their experience?
You’ll hear real details from four citizen science & historical crowdsourcing projects on how to rally your fans for meaningful contribution. Then learn why openly sharing resources & involving participants in design builds better spaces for engagement and research.
Additional Supporting Materials
- Mia Ridge, cultural heritage technologist, Open University
- Ben Brumfield, partner, FromThePage
- Siobhan Leachman, volunteer, Smithsonian
- Meghan Ferriter, Project Coordinator, Quotient Inc on behalf of Smithsonian Institution
Sarah Sulick, Public Affairs Specialist, Smithsonian Institution
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