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For consideration: Next-Generation Crowdsourcing, and the Future of Digital Public History
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

After having seen a number of successful projects that solicit the contributions of the user community in significant ways, author Sharon Leon, proposes that now might be a good time to pause and...

Adam FrazerJun 06, 2011 09:28 am GMT1763 views
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For consideration: Next-Generation Crowdsourcing, and the Future of Digital Public History
University of Iowa Libraries Offers Crowdsourcing History Research Opportunities
article Distributed Knowledge

With the original Civil War materials nearly completed, the libraries created a new crowdsourcing site with additional handwritten content needing transcription: cookbooks, correspondence, and...

Claire MackayOct 17, 2012 09:32 am GMT1449 views
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University of Iowa Libraries Offers Crowdsourcing History Research Opportunities
Transcribe culinary history with the click of a mouse
article Distributed Knowledge

The library staff first experimented in crowdsourcing in spring 2011, with their Civil War Diaries and Letters Transcription Project. For the project, they created DIY History - a website that...

Harshida PatelNov 30, 2012 02:35 pm GMT857 views
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Transcribe culinary history with the click of a mouse
DIY History: 30,000th submission, new collections for UI Libraries’ crowdsourcing project
article Distributed Knowledge

Thanks to the public’s voracious appetite for historic cookbooks, the University of Iowa Libraries has recently reached a new milestone for its DIY History crowdsourcing site: 30,000 pages...

Claire MackayFeb 01, 2013 01:07 am GMT9514 views
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DIY History: 30,000th submission, new collections for UI Libraries’ crowdsourcing project
The Micro Hits $3 Million With Most Pre-Orders for a 3D Printer in History
document Crowdfunding

The Micro 3D printer hit the $1 million mark in just 25 hours - faster than the Pebble watch, which took 28 hours to reach the same milestone - and reached its initial goal of $30,000 in just 11...

Luis Enrique MoralesApr 26, 2014 02:37 am GMT1337 views
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The Micro Hits $3 Million With Most Pre-Orders for a 3D Printer in History
Canadiana Organization Putting Canadian History Online
article Distributed Knowledge

“You’re really going in blind,” said Velarde. He said crowdsourcing transcription is one of the only ways to go about it. This can be done in partnership with people in research institutions who...

Jayne AnnJul 07, 2014 08:12 am GMT482 views
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Canadiana Organization Putting Canadian History Online
Imperial War Museum asks public to help chart history of WWII American airmen in England
article Distributed Knowledge

An ambitious crowd sourcing project that records the stories of men and women of the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) who served in England during the Second World War has been launched online by the...

Harshida PatelOct 12, 2014 04:31 am GMT345 views
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Imperial War Museum asks public to help chart history of WWII American airmen in England
Online Amateurs Feed Their Science and History Addictions
article Distributed Knowledge

Thousands of volunteers are lining up to help fight cancer, map faraway planets and record the drama of war. They don't need Ph.Ds or specialized equipment to do it. Instead, crowdsourcing is...

Claire MackayOct 17, 2014 01:16 pm GMT246 views
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Online Amateurs Feed Their Science and History Addictions
Crowdsourcing Internet History
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive is currently processing their first round of historical material donations, and look forward to sharing them with the world. In the meantime, do...

Tonya Van Dijk Apr 16, 2011 09:14 am GMT2054 views
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Crowdsourcing Internet History
Papers of the War Department
site 

The Papers of the War Department is a project which unites copies of the lost files in a digital archive that reconstitutes an invaluable historical resource. They're enlisting the help of...

Archenette EvangelioJun 06, 2011 01:45 pm GMT1203 views
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Papers of the War Department
An Interactive History of Climate Science
document 

Skeptic paper doesn’t necessarily “reject the consensus position” that humans are causing global warming. It may address a more narrow issue like ocean acidification or the carbon cycle.

Tim SatterthwaiteJun 12, 2011 02:30 pm GMT1438 views
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An Interactive History of Climate Science
Post Your Pictures, Then Take A Walk Through History [AUDIO]
video Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Nick Stanhope is the CEO of the British non-profit behind Historypin, and he tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz the site is a new way to do something people have always done.

Archenette EvangelioOct 29, 2011 12:57 am GMT1447 views
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Post Your Pictures, Then Take A Walk Through History [AUDIO]
History of Prior Art Crowdsourcing
document Distributed Knowledge

All signs indicate that 2012 will be revolutionary for prior art and patent research. In addition to the two prior art crowdsourcing startups launched in 2011, there are several crowdsourcing...

Jason RobbinsNov 14, 2011 12:32 am GMT3996 views
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History of Prior Art Crowdsourcing
Berkeley Historical Plaques: Crowd-sourcing history
document 

The new website, which came online on July 4, 2012, aims to be a place where people can crowd-source Berkeley’s history by writing their own vignettes and uploading historic photos and videos. The...

Claire MackayAug 14, 2012 10:24 pm GMT787 views
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Berkeley Historical Plaques: Crowd-sourcing history
Crowdsourcing a Slice of History
Cloud Labor

A crowdsourcing initiative by the University of Iowa is looking to help people find dinner ideas from the 1600s through the 1960s by asking volunteers to transcribe hand-written recipes. The project, dubbed DIY History, was launched after the success of the university’s previous crowdsourcing initiative, which asked users to transcribe for the Civil War’s sesquicentennial.

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Anton RootOct 18, 2012 10:29 pm GMT4618 views
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Univ. of Iowa lets history buffs digitize recipes
article Distributed Knowledge

Most libraries don’t have the resources to transcribe thousands of pages of text, but the crowdsourcing model allows anyone with an internet connection and some free time to help out, Prickman...

Claire MackayNov 03, 2012 07:35 am GMT1382 views
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Univ. of Iowa lets history buffs digitize recipes
RAF Museum asks public to choose objects for its World War One centenary exhibition
article Crowdfunding

The Hendon museum, which holds the most comprehensive collection of aircraft, is crowdsourcing to help them choose objects from its archives that they would like to see displayed in a narrative...

Fiona MaresNov 19, 2012 02:46 am GMT1391 views
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RAF Museum asks public to choose objects for its World War One centenary exhibition
Chance to draw yourself into Toowoomba history books
article Crowd Creativity

The competition will be run through www.designcrowd.com.au/crowdsourcing - a website that hosts competitions open to designers based all around the world, which is why Cr McDonald said it was...

Samuel BennettNov 29, 2012 05:07 am GMT2681 views
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Chance to draw yourself into Toowoomba history books
DIY History crowdsources the transcription of 17th century cookbooks
article 

Now, the University of Iowa Libraries has made the task exponentially easier with the launch of DIY History, a crowdsourcing initiative that allows volunteers to transcribe the Szathmary Culinary...

Jayne AnnDec 04, 2012 09:36 am GMT1486 views
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 DIY History crowdsources the transcription of 17th century cookbooks
New Exhibition Features Social Media and Technology to Crowd-Source a New History During Year of the Bay
document 

Entitled "Curating the Bay: Crowdsourcing a New Environmental History," the exhibition takes risks by asking visitors to fill in the blanks rather than presenting them with a finished...

Samuel BennettApr 04, 2013 12:38 am GMT2251 views
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New Exhibition Features Social Media and Technology to Crowd-Source a New History During Year of the Bay
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