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Crowdsourcing and social engagement in libraries: the state of play

document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge
Summary
The Manager of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program and now Trove at the National Library of Australia had the wonderful opportunity to utilise and promote crowdsourcing and social engagement technologies over the last three years.
Description The keys to success of newspaper text correction seem to be:

• The simplicity of the task
• The addictiveness of the task
• Volunteers wanting to help a worthy Australian cause.

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