Why and how are museums, libraries, archives and academic projects creating crowdsourcing projects to help
digitize collections or enhance their knowledge about them? Based on a review of hundreds of heritage crowdsourcing projects, this talk will highlight examples of successful projects, discuss why members of the public volunteer their time, and consider the different outcomes possible.
Mia Ridge joined the British Library's Digital Scholarship team as Digital Curator in October 2015. Mia's PhD in digital
humanities (Department of History, Open University) was titled "Making digital history: The impact of digitality on public participation and scholarly practices in historical research". Mia has published and presented widely on her key areas of interest including: user experience design, human-computer interaction, open cultural data, audience engagement and participation in the cultural heritage sector and digital history. Her edited volume, "Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage" (Ashgate) was published in October 2014.
7:15am to 8:30am