Thumb

Tim Grove explores the idea of crowdsourcing data for a historical site or museum.

He focuses on Wikipedia and other Wiki features as examples of a successful method for collection and puts great emphasis is on collaborative efforts.

Whether it’s building a webpage or allowing the public to participate in research projects, collaborative crowdsourcing can yield fantastic results for institutions who employ them.

The article suggests to prioritize building content, and not simply socializing. In other words, if you’re going to ask people to do work for you (research), you will need to make sure the end product is useful.

Download (PDF, 830KB)