Workshop 2: Crowd-sourcing, Co-creation and Co-curation in the Cultural Sector

Crowdsourcing

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
10am-4pm
The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow, G1 3NU

This workshop organised by the Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation focuses on the relationship between cultural heritage institutions and users. How can cultural organisations engage with and actively involve a diverse user base, one that ranges from young children to experienced researchers, in a creative way? What methods are already out there for generating user-informed content and how have institutions then incorporated these new ideas, insights and perspectives into what they do? Often-used phrases, what does crowd-sourcing, co-creation, co-curation and citizen science mean in practice? And perhaps more importantly what do these engagement strategies produce?

The day will include presentations from leading practitioners and scholars based in the UK and Europe, as well as opportunities for group work and discussion among participants.

See the final programme: Wkshp Dec1 2015_programme

Register for the workshop through Eventbrite here

Speakers will include:

Mia Ridge from the British Library speaking on the growing use of crowd-sourcing strategies by cultural heritage institutions.

Andrew Nicoll from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) speaking on experiences from a variety of HES crowdsourcing projects including ScotlandsPlaces, MyCanmore and Britain from Above.

Andrew Greg, University of Glasgow and Director of the National Inventory Research Project speaking on the Your Paintings Tagger initiative and Art Detective and the successful collaboration with the BBC.

Fred Truyen (Professor, Arts Faculty in Information Science, KU Leuven, Belgium, Civic Epistemologies EU project)  and Milena Dobreva (Professor, Library Information & Archive Sciences, University of Malta) speaking on “citizen science” and its impact on universities’ research agendas and cultural policies.

Maarten Brinkerink from the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision addressing some lessons learnt about the management and evaluation of crowd-sourcing projects like Europeana Sounds connected to Europeana and measuring the impact of open cultural data in the Netherlands (GLAMetrics).

Register for the workshop through Eventbrite here

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The workshop will be followed by a Knowledge Exchange event on December 2nd, 2015 at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. This is organised jointly by the Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation with Museums Galleries Scotland and will include two hands-on workshops on crowdsourcing basics and Wikipedia for cultural heritage professionals. See more information about the Knowledge Exchange Event.

PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of travel bursaries are available to postgraduate students and early-career researchers to facilitate their participation at the workshop. For more information please contact ScotDigiCH@gmail.com.

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