SPNHC 2014: Progress in Digitization: Making molehills out of mountains: Crowdsourcing digital access to natural history collections

TitleSPNHC 2014: Progress in Digitization: Making molehills out of mountains: Crowdsourcing digital access to natural history collections
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLivermore, Laurence, Smith Vince, and Tweddle John
Keywordsaccess, crowdsourcing, digitization, Natural History Museum, SPNHC 2014, SPNHC 2014: Progress in Digitization, Transcription
AbstractThe development of cheap mass imaging techniques has made transcription the bottleneck in digitising natural history collections. Internet crowdsourcing has been successfully used across different scientific communities and has the potential to become an effective method for transcribing our natural history data. We review current crowdsourcing platforms and communities, analyse their efficacy and discuss their potential role in improving digital access to natural history collections worldwide.
URLhttps://www.idigbio.org/sites/default/files/workshop-presentations/spnhc2014/08_SPNHC%20Crowdsourcing%20Talk%20%28New%29.pdf