The institution may also be able actively to grow its collection if it asks for
submissions of photography, art, oral ... Beside the Seaside and Astronomy
Photographer of the Year, where crowdsourced images and collection items
share the same ...
Author: Mia Ridge
Crowdsourcing, or asking the general public to help contribute to shared goals, is increasingly popular in memory institutions as a tool for digitising or computing vast amounts of data. This book brings together for the first time the collected wisdom of international leaders in the theory and practice of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage. It features eight accessible case studies of groundbreaking projects from leading cultural heritage and academic institutions, and four thought-provoking essays that reflect on the wider implications of this engagement for participants and on the institutions themselves. Crowdsourcing in cultural heritage is more than a framework for creating content: as a form of mutually beneficial engagement with the collections and research of museums, libraries, archives and academia, it benefits both audiences and institutions. However, successful crowdsourcing projects reflect a commitment to developing effective interface and technical designs. This book will help practitioners who wish to create their own crowdsourcing projects understand how other institutions devised the right combination of source material and the tasks for their ’crowd’. The authors provide theoretically informed, actionable insights on crowdsourcing in cultural heritage, outlining the context in which their projects were created, the challenges and opportunities that informed decisions during implementation, and reflecting on the results. This book will be essential reading for information and cultural management professionals, students and researchers in universities, corporate, public or academic libraries, museums and archives.
This collection contains correspondence , photographs , and publications which
were assembled by family members during their lifetimes . Note : A portion ... A
year later , he was working with Robert Henning on telegraph equipment in
Ottowa , Illinois . Friez was ... Finding Aid : The astronomical photographs are
included in the small card catalog called “ Specimen Catalog Cards for
Accessioned Items .
Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
This essential reference volume, the first in a five-volume set, describes a million photographs at the National Museum of American History for curators, researchers, historians, artists, filmmakers, and collectors. See "Photography" for other volumes in this series.