Having successfully passed the SXSW 'panel picker' process, I went to
SXSW Interactive 2016 to discuss 'building the crowdsourcing community of your dreams' with Ben Brumfield, Meghan Ferriter and Siobhan Leachman (aka @benwbrum, @meghaninmotion and @SiobhanLeachman). We were in the 'Art, Science, & Inspiration' track, and while it may have been luck with timing or our title, the venue was standing room only for a while.
slides are online, and we put together a list of further resources to tweet during the panel at http://bit.ly/GLAMcrowd.
Siobhan storified our session and also posted her talk notes. She's such a passionate volunteer, and you couldn't get a better account of ' How cultural institutions encouraged me to participate in crowdsourcing & the factors I consider before donating my time'.
SXSW crowdsourcing panel photo by Effie Kapsalis @digitaleffie
If you're interested in our panel, you might also be interested in the later '
SXSW 2016 – Give It Away to Get Rich: Open Cultural Heritage'.
Everything SXSW – lamp posts protected from extreme flyering, pedicabs, sunshine and a lounge
The view of downtown Austin from St Edwards
As part of my trip to
Texas for SXSW, I was invited to present on 'Crowdsourcing, learning and citizen scholarship' at St Edwards University on March 10, 2016.
Having given an
online seminar for Rebecca Frost Davis in a previous role, it was a pleasure to meet her at last, and hear about her work as Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology.
My talk discussed how crowdsourcing projects might offer an opportunity for students to contribute to both cultural heritage and citizen science projects.
As part of my
trip to Texas for SXSW, I was invited to present on 'Crowdsourcing in Cultural Heritage' at a colloquium at a School of Information Research Event at UT Austin on March 8, 2016.
My thanks to the organisers for their excellent hospitality, and to the attendees for their thoughtful and probing questions!
My abstract: 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.
Austin's Capitol building