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Engaging Users and Enhancing Data through Community-Sourcing

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Engaging Users and Enhancing Data through Community-Sourcing

  1. 1. ENGAGING USERS AND ENHANCING DATA THROUGH COMMUNITYSOURCING SHARON M. LEON @SLEONCHNM WEBWISE 2014
  2. 2. OUTLINE • Backstory • Collections • Community (Converging Interests and Needs) • Publicity • Relationships and Rewards • Tools
  3. 3. CROWDSOURCING “Hobbyists, part-timers, and dabblers suddenly have a market for their efforts, as smart companies in industries as disparate as pharmaceuticals and television discover ways to tap the latent talent of the crowd. The labor isn’t always free, but it costs a lot less than paying traditional employees. It’s not outsourcing; it’s crowdsourcing.” -- Jeff Howe, “The Rise of Crowdsourcing,” Wired 14:06 (June 2006). http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.06/crowds.html
  4. 4. COLLECTIONS • What is already digital? • What kinds of data would help improve access to your collections? • What don’t you already know?
  5. 5. COMMUNITY • Hobbyists • Researchers • Heritage Groups • Loyal patrons of the organization • Skill-builders
  6. 6. WHERE DO YOUR INTERESTS CONVERGE? CONNECTION AND INVESTMENT
  7. 7. PUBLICITY • Listservs • Community organizations • News media • Interest group sites • Content updates • Twitter
  8. 8. STAFFING • Content and environment preparation • User account approval • Contribution support and supervision • Content refresh • Publicity and outreach
  9. 9. TOOLS • Scripto: http://scripto.org • From the Page: http://beta.fromthepage.com/ • Google Doc with transcription tools: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ ccc?key=0AsXpm6NXLstzdExZZzhac lhIY1ZtMk5yazJlT1FReUE&usp=shari ng
  10. 10. ENGAGING USERS AND ENHANCING DATA THROUGH COMMUNITYSOURCING SHARON M. LEON @SLEONCHNM WEBWISE 2014

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