The Open Knowledge Lab is co-organizing this workshop at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD on May 6-8, 2015, in partnership with Dartmouth’s Tiltfactor studio and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.
“Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines” aims to culminate and then broaden the conversations from a series of regional meetings and webinars taking place through the auspices of Dartmouth’s 2014 IMLS-funded National Forum in Crowdsourcing for Libraries and Archives: Creating a Crowdsourcing Consortium (CCLA), to help advance a truly cross-disciplinary agenda. The 2 ½ day capstone event will bring together 50 scholars and practitioners from several disciplines, spanning the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, as well as representatives from several funding agencies.
Through a mix of formal and informal presentations combined with breakout sessions, we will focus on the question of how researchers and institutions might best leverage crowdsourcing strategies for increasing public engagement, integrating data into existing collections, and improving knowledge production in a variety of domains.
This event is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (HC-229771), Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation (G-2014-13799).