Tag Archives: crowdsourcing

Crowding the library: how and why Libraries are using crowdsourcing to engage the public (OA article)

(15 Jul 2019)  From the abstract: “This article is written from a Canadian University library perspective with the goal to help the reader engage with the current crowdsourcing landscape. This article’s contribution includes a literature review and a survey of popular projects and platforms; followed by a case study of a crowdsourcing pilot completed at […]


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‘Library Planet’ is a crowdsourced travel guide to libraries around the world

(16 December 2018) A brand new blog called Library Planet launched at the beginning of December 2018, describes itself as “a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries.” In other words, travellers can share descriptions and photos of the libraries they visit all around the world for other library lovers to read and add to their own […]


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Library of Congress launches a new transcription crowdsourcing tool

(26 October 2018) The Library of Congress launched this week a new crowdsourcing tool that enables the transcription of digitised documents from their historic collections. This tool will improve the services provided by the library and the usability of their data making the documents more readable and searchable. The application can be accessed at crowd.loc.gov, […]


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