UC CEISMIC: some thoughts on crowd-sourcing earthquake content

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Digital History workshop: Crowdsourcing in the Humanities and cultural heritage sector. Victoria University of Wellington 23 April 2013
Session: UC CEISMIC: some thoughts on crowd-sourcing earthquake content
Presenter: Christopher Thomson
http://wtap.vuw.ac.nz/wordpress/digital-history/events/crowdsourcing-workshop/presenters/

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UC CEISMIC: some thoughts on crowd-sourcing earthquake content

  1. 1. UC CEISMIC:Some thoughts on crowd-sourcingearthquake contentDr. Christopher ThomsonUC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archivewww.ceismic.org.nz@UCCEISMIC
  2. 2. UC CEISMIC Consortium members
  3. 3. Benefits and ChallengesBenefits:- Gather content from a variety of people otherwise hard to engage with- Enable people outside the project to encourage contributions, egteachers, community leaders.Challenges:- Earthquakes are always potentially sensitive or frustrating topic- Difficult to sustain a relatively open call for peoples digital content – atightly defined task / proposal is usually better for crowdsourcing.
  4. 4. What other crowdsourcing would CEISMIC do?1. HITLab NZ want to integrate content gathered through the CityViewARmobile app into CEISMIC.2. Tagging/annotation in phase 2 development- Multiple layers of tags or annotations: curated, crowdsourced, machinegenerated- Could encourage people to give more content and engage with the rebuildand longer term issues- Issues: distinguishing between tags from different origins, likely to needmoderation/user management.
  5. 5. Thanks!@UCCEISMICwww.ceismic.org.nzhttps://quakestudies.canterbury.ac.nz

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