Crowdsourcing Basics: What is crowdsourcing, and will it work for your collection?

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Please join us on Wednesday 20 September at 12 PM EDT, 11 AM CDT for Crowdsourcing Basics: What is crowdsourcing, and will it work for your collection? - the Milwaukee Public Museum experience.

Where: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room (Headsets for best experience!).

Abstract. Crowdsourced transcription projects are used by collection managers across the country to fulfill their data entry capture needs.  Intrigued, but not sure crowdsourcing is right for you and your collection?  Our discussion will cover evaluating your collection and planning a crowdsource transcription project, plus suggest platforms and tips for evaluating which platform might work for you.  We will share what we’ve learned from crowdsourcing transcriptions for our own collections and from hosting a WeDigBio event in 2016. Join us to explore whether crowdsourcing is a tool that you should add to your data management toolbox. Find out more about ways to participate in WeDigBio 2017.

Presenters: Alyssa Caywood, Collection Digitization Project Manager, Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Julia Colby, Vertebrate & Invertebrate Collections Manager MPM

Moderator: Elizabeth Ellwood, Research Fellow - LaBrea Tar Pits, and WeDigBio organizer (former iDigBio Post Doc).

Tips for best webinar experience: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing

Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
City: 
Milwaukee
State: 
Wisconsin
AdobeConnect URL: 
https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room