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Webinars on crowdsourcing

From: Christina Manzo <cmanzo<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Webinar series

"Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies"
October 29, 12pm EDT.

The Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries and Archives (CCLA),
which is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
(IMLS), will host the first in a series of international webinars,
titled "Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies", scheduled
for October 29, 2014 at 12 pm EDT.  Crowdsourcing in the humanities
is an emerging new area for museums, libraries, and archives.  The
CCLA was formed earlier this year with an Institute of Museum and
Library Services (IMLS) award, with the goal to unite leading-edge
technology groups in libraries and archives as well as humanities
scholars and scholars from the sciences in a conversation about best
practices, shared toolsets, and strategies for using crowdsourcing.

The CCLA project was initiated by Mary Flanagan, Sherman Fairchild
Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth, who as
founding director of Tiltfactor, has extensive experience with
crowdsourcing and developing engaging games for prosocial causes.
"The idea for the CCLA is to help our community share knowledge and
tools across the disciplines", says Flanagan.  "There is a great
deal of interest among humanities institutions to learn from science
initiatives as well as those new project emerging from traditional
humanities areas".

The CCLA is engaging top experts in the field through a series of
regional U.S. meetings, the most recent of which occurred in Boston
last month.  A culminating national meeting will be held in
Washington, DC, in May 2015.

The two planned webinars are part of the first year of the CCLA
initiative and will feature internationally recognized experts in
crowdsourcing.  The webinars will be open and accessible to anyone
using crowdsourcing currently, as well as to those who may be
curious about using this technology in libraries and archives in the
future.  "The webinars will help boost the crowdsourcing
conversation to a national and international level," said Sukdith
Punjasthitkul, a project manager at Tiltfactor, who is coordinating
the CCLA project.

The October 2014 webinar, moderated and hosted by OCLC, will include
the presentations "Crowdsourcing 101" with Open University's Mia
Ridge, and exemplar case studies from NYPLab's Ben Vershbow and
Zooniverse's Victoria Van Hyning.  Participants around the globe
will have the opportunity to ask presenters questions at the end of
the webinar.

"Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies" is free and open
to the public.  For more information about participating in the
webinar and to RSVP, visit:


Institutions interested in joining the Crowdsourcing Consortium for
Libraries and Archives should email contact<-a t->crowconsortium< . >org.

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