The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities book launch party for Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage (2014), edited by Mia Ridge, Tuesday 20th November, 6.30pm.
Crowdsourcing, or asking the general public to help contribute to shared goals, is increasingly popular in memory institutions as a tool for digitising or computing vast amounts of data. This book brings together for the first time the collected wisdom of international leaders in the theory and practice of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage. It features eight accessible case studies of groundbreaking projects from leading cultural heritage and academic institutions, and four thought-provoking essays that reflect on the wider implications of this engagement for participants and on the institutions themselves.
Please register your attendance via Eventbrite: http://crowdsourcingculturalheritage.eventbrite.co.uk