Talk Proposal: Crowdsourcing

Seven years ago, at the first THATCamp AHA, we had a rollicking session on crowdsourcing led by two experts in the field.  This year we’re fortunate to be joined once again by Jen Wolfe, who spearheaded the DIYHistory project at University of Iowa Libraries and is now with the Newberry Library’s Transcribing Modern Manuscripts crowdsourcing platform.  We again have a representative from the Zooniverse crowdsourcing platform in Samantha Blickman, the  Digital Humanities Lead and PI on a new NEH-ODH Digital Advancement Grant.

I propose a discussion session on crowdsourcing, in which we can ask Jen and Samantha about their experiences and bring our own ideas for discussion.