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Recruiting the World: So how's that going for you?


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Lightning talk for the inaugural DC Digital Cultural Heritage meet-up 20 September 2012.

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Recruiting the World: So how's that going for you?

  1. 1. “Recruiting the World”So how’s that going for you? DCHDC 20 September 2012 @nancyproctor
  2. 2. SI Mobile’s Vision Recruit the world to increase and diffuse knowledge by using mobile platforms to enlist collaborators globally in undertaking the real and important work of the Institution. Put the Smithsonian not just in the people’s pockets, but in their hands.9/20/2012 Nancy Proctor, 2
  3. 3. “A Wikipedia of the Physical World”
  4. 4. Wikipedia’s World 1,487 85,000400 millionper month
  5. 5. 20+ SI Mobile Projects to Date
  6. 6. Access American Stories
  7. 7.
  8. 8. Crowdsourcing
  9. 9. Community-sourcing
  10. 10. The Smithsonian’s World?
  11. 11. Product, or Process?The process of crowdsourcing projectsfulfills the mission of digital collectionsbetter than the resulting searches [withmetadata enhanced by crowdsourcing]. – Trevor Owens cultural-heritage-the-objectives-are-upside-down/ 13