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Table of Contents
Contents: Crowdsourcing our cultural heritage: introduction, Mia Ridge. Part I Case Studies: Crowdsourcing in Brooklyn, Shelley Bernstein; Old Weather: approaching collections from a different angle, Lucinda Blaser; ‘Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work’: Transcribe Bentham and crowdsourcing manuscript collections, Tim Causer and Melissa Terras; Build, analyse and generalise: community transcription of the Papers of the War Department and the development of Scripto, Sharon M. Leon; What's on the menu?: crowdsourcing at the New York Public Library, Michael Lascarides and Ben Vershbow; What’s Welsh for ‘crowdsourcing’? Citizen science and community engagement at the National Library of Wales, Lyn Lewis Dafis, Lorna M. Hughes and Rhian James; Waisda?: making videos findable through crowdsourced annotations, Johan Oomen, Riste Gligorov and Michiel Hildebrand; Your Paintings Tagger: crowdsourcing descriptive metadata for a national virtual collection, Kathryn Eccles and Andrew Greg. Part II Challenges and Opportunities of Cultural Heritage Crowdsourcing: Crowding out the archivist? Locating crowdsourcing within the broader landscape of participatory archives, Alexandra Eveleigh; How the crowd can surprise us: humanities crowdsourcing and the creation of knowledge, Stuart Dunn and Mark Hedges; The role of open authority in a collaborative web, Lori Byrd Phillips; Making crowdsourcing compatible with the missions and values of cultural heritage organisations, Trevor Owens. Index.