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Crowdsourcing workshop quiz (answers)


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Digital History workshop: Crowdsourcing in the Humanities and cultural heritage sector. Victoria University of Wellington 23 April 2013
Session: Crash course in crowdsourcing
Facilitator: Donelle McKinley

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Crowdsourcing workshop quiz (answers)

  1. 1. A crowdsourcing crash course disguised as aCrowdsourcing Quiz!Digital History workshop:Crowdsourcing in the Humanities and cultural heritage sectorVictoria University of Wellington, 23 April 2013
  2. 2. Q. Who coined the term crowdsourcing in 2006?a) Nina Simonb) Jeff Howec) James Surowieckid) Clay Shirkye) Rose Holley
  3. 3. Q. In 2012 a more comprehensive definition of crowdsourcingwas put forward. Which researchers developed this definition?a) Enrique Estellés-Arolas& Fernando González-Ladrón-de-Guevarab) Stuart Dunn & Mark Hedgesc) Tim Causer & Valerie Wallaced) Johan Oomen & Lora Aroyo
  4. 4. Q. Which of the following is not a common motivation forparticipation in Humanities and cultural heritage crowdsourcingprojects?a) the size of the challengeb) the necessity for volunteer contributionc) collaboration with prestigious institutionsd) contribution to researche) educationf) mental stimulationg) financial remunerationh) being part of a communityi) personal research interestsj) enhancing a resource from which they will benefit
  5. 5. Q. Several crowdsourcing projects have asked the public toproofread and correct Optical Character Recognition (OCR) textto improve the readability and searchability of digitised material.Which of the following crowdsourcing projects did not involvecorrecting OCR text?a) Digitalkootb) Trove historical newspapersc) Dickens Journals Onlined) Reading Experience Database
  6. 6. Q. Online geographic tools allow historic maps to be overlaid onmodern mapping, enhancing the ability to view and compare thepast with the present, and improving findability. How long did ittake the public to georeference 724 maps during the pilot of theBritish Library Georeferencer project?a) One dayb) One week (less than)c) One monthd) One year
  7. 7. Q. Launched in May 2012, What’s the Score at the Bodleian? isan experimental crowdsourcing project that aims to improveaccess to parts of the Bodleian Libraries’ music collections at theUniversity of Oxford. A selection of uncatalogued piano sheetmusic from the mid-Victorian period has been digitised, and thepublic is invited to describe and transcribe them online. Whofunded this project?a) Amazonb) Googlec) Royal Academy of Musicd) Oxford University Faculty of Musice) Apple
  8. 8. Q. Asking the public to tag digital objects with descriptive terms canimprove their findability. Which of the following two crowdsourcingprojects involve tagging?a) Ancient Livesb) Citizen Archivistc) Your Paintingsd) What’s on the Menu?e) Search the Collections
  9. 9. Q. In 2010 which art gallery used a digital kiosk in one of the galleriesand an online survey to enable people to vote whether or notparticular artworks should be included in the exhibition?a) The Tate Modernb) Walker Art Centerc) Museum of Modern Artd) Auckland Art Gallerye) National Gallery of Australia
  10. 10. Q. The original beta (or live testing) version of the Trove historicalnewspaper project was submitted to how many rounds of user testingusing a representative sample of the public?a) Oneb) Twoc) Threed) Foure) Five
  11. 11. Q. Which researcher wrote, “crowdsourcing’s limits are determined bypeople’s passion and imagination, which is to say, there aren’t anylimits at all”?a) Mia Ridgeb) Daren Brabhamc) Jeff Howed) Trevor Owense) Rose Holley
  12. 12. “What matters most now is our imaginations. The opportunitybefore us, individually and collectively, is enormous; what we dowith it will be determined largely by how well we are able toimagine and reward public creativity, participation, and sharing.”Clay Shirky, Cognitive SurplusDigital History workshop:Crowdsourcing in the Humanities and cultural heritage sectorVictoria University of Wellington, 23 April 2013