The "New" Citizen Scientist, Crowdsourcing at the Smithsonian

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This talk on crowdsourcing at the Smithsonian was presented at the American Alliance for Museums conference in Seattle in May 2014. I am gratefully indebted to Nancy Proctor for the core messages con tainted within!

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The "New" Citizen Scientist, Crowdsourcing at the Smithsonian

  1. 1. The "New" Citizen Scientist: 
! Crowdsourcing at the Smithsonian 
 
 ! Daniel Davis, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Mobile Strategies and Initiatives davisdan@si.edu @bigenola
  2. 2. the increase and diffusion of knowledge
  3. 3. 5/13/14 3 
 to Recruit the World and enlist collaborators globally
  4. 4. Putting the Smithsonian in your hands.
  5. 5. The Wikipedia of the Physical World
  6. 6. 8
  7. 7. From 
 headphones
  8. 8. To microphones
  9. 9. From we do the talking Photo courtesy whitney.org
  10. 10. To we help you do the talking Photo: Courtesy The Mother of all Trips blog Chris Anderson, Smithsonian 2.0 conference 24 Jan 2009
  11. 11. 100% 100% 100% In your database, attends your events; connected on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or physically in your area You do not know and cannot contact directly but your community can. You want to convert the network to join the community. You do not know them. Receives messages via the network Museum Community Network Crowd http://amysampleward.org/2011/05/18/crowdsourcing-vs-community-sourcing-whats- the-difference-and-the-opportunity/
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/4294119350/ Curating Producing Commenting Sharing Watching Photo of crowd, courtesy of PictFactory
  13. 13. Crowdsourcing Photo of crowd, courtesy of PictFactory
  14. 14. Community-sourcing Photo of crowd, courtesy of PictFactory
  15. 15. 50+ SI Mobile Projects to Date
  16. 16. LeafSnap 18
  17. 17. 19
  18. 18. Stories from Main Street
  19. 19. Access American Stories
  20. 20. Nancy Proctor, proctorn@si.edu Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin 
 Patent Model 5/13/14 23
  21. 21. 24 Digital Volunteers: Transcription
  22. 22. A Healthy Eco-system Photo of crowd, courtesy of PictFactory Communities Crowds Niche Markets Mass Markets Curating Producing Commenting Sharing Watching
  23. 23. PRODUCT OR PROCESS?
  24. 24. Smithsonian Mobile http://si.edu/mobile #SImobile & #mtogo Stay in touch. Daniel Davis davisdan@si.edu @bigenola Smithsonian Crowdsourced Transcription http://transcription.si.edu transcribe@si.edu

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