The Institution and the
        Crowd
               Josh Greenberg
  Director, Digital Strategy and Scholarship
        T...
Traditional model:
museum/library as
    authority
2.0!
OMG!
EVERYTHING’S
 DIFFERENT!!
Professional vs. Not



      mac vs. pc
Danger
Throwing out baby
(knowledge) with bathwater
(“oppressive” one-way flow)
Need to define
next paradigm
Balance internal and
external expertise(s),
     value both
Look to science for
     models
Gentleman science
Professionalization
Professionalization
         =
creation of “public”
Expert / lay
relationship?
Professional
knowledge?
Public Understanding
      of Science
Citizen science
http://bit.ly/cAF0MC
3 models for public
participation in science:
•   Contributory projects, which are generally designed by
    scientists an...
Can citizen science map
 onto the humanities?
    Onto the arts?
Design
Design:
New website
http://sourceforge.net/
  projects/infomaki/
Design:
Homework Help
Iterative design/testing
with students, teachers
Collections / Data
Data:
Homework Help
Data:
historical maps
scale of problem
How?
answer: deputize
first example: students
   in Map Division
http://maps.nypl.org
role of curator:
community organizer
Data:
Candide 2.0
http://candide.nypl.org/text/
Back to original
   question:
How to embrace both
 internal and external
      expertise?
Contributory:
   Georectification
   Homework Help search data
   Usability Testing

Collaborative:
    Candide 2.0
    Ext...
Professional   Public
Professional                Public

               Amateur/
               Enthusiast
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  • someone has to make those choices: chooser, gatekeeper, interpreter
  • downstream flow of knowledge (from PUS)



  • Pendulum swing to wisdom of crowds






  • Pushed to not include our own metadata as tags - devaluing our own expertise while chasing crowd
  • Pushed to not include our own metadata as tags - devaluing our own expertise while chasing crowd
  • Pushed to not include our own metadata as tags - devaluing our own expertise while chasing crowd





















  • Open source, “Free as in Kittens”, usability survey tool
  • AVerage 11 questions answered per person
  • Since February, over 110,000 responses from over 10,000 respondents












  • Digitization means more than imaging












  • Current focus is on building better community management tools, and exploring mechanisms from game design to make participation more individually rewarding
  • Unexpected opportunities











  • The Institution and the Crowd

    1. The Institution and the Crowd Josh Greenberg Director, Digital Strategy and Scholarship The New York Public Library @epistemographer
    2. Traditional model: museum/library as authority
    3. 2.0!
    4. OMG!
    5. EVERYTHING’S DIFFERENT!!
    6. Professional vs. Not mac vs. pc
    7. Danger
    8. Throwing out baby (knowledge) with bathwater (“oppressive” one-way flow)
    9. Need to define next paradigm
    10. Balance internal and external expertise(s), value both
    11. Look to science for models
    12. Gentleman science
    13. Professionalization
    14. Professionalization = creation of “public”
    15. Expert / lay relationship?
    16. Professional knowledge?
    17. Public Understanding of Science
    18. Citizen science
    19. http://bit.ly/cAF0MC
    20. 3 models for public participation in science: • Contributory projects, which are generally designed by scientists and for which members of the public primarily contribute data • Collaborative projects, which are generally designed by scientists and for which members of the public contribute data but also may help to refine project design, analyze data, or disseminate findings • Co-created projects, which are designed by scientists and members of the public working together and for which at least some of the public participants are actively involved in most or all steps of the scientific process.
    21. Can citizen science map onto the humanities? Onto the arts?
    22. Design
    23. Design: New website
    24. http://sourceforge.net/ projects/infomaki/
    25. Design: Homework Help
    26. Iterative design/testing with students, teachers
    27. Collections / Data
    28. Data: Homework Help
    29. Data: historical maps
    30. scale of problem
    31. How?
    32. answer: deputize
    33. first example: students in Map Division
    34. http://maps.nypl.org
    35. role of curator: community organizer
    36. Data: Candide 2.0
    37. http://candide.nypl.org/text/
    38. Back to original question:
    39. How to embrace both internal and external expertise?
    40. Contributory: Georectification Homework Help search data Usability Testing Collaborative: Candide 2.0 Extracting geo features Co-created: Homework Help widgets
    41. Professional Public
    42. Professional Public Amateur/ Enthusiast

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