Category Archives: crowdsourcing

This week in digitization: The good, the buggy, and the curious

This will be old news to many, but regardless: two big projects related to specimen digitization and biodiversity informatics launched in the past couple weeks.   Quick impressions on both below, focusing on the good, the buggy and a few items … Continue reading

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Field Notes Challenge Part 4: Help, ‘Cause We Need Somebod(y/ies)

Co-written once again with Gaurav Vaidya. Over the last week, Gaurav has continued to pull templates out of his hat (leaving rabbit pulling to Rob and his bunnies) and we now have templates for locations and dates.  The syntax for … Continue reading

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Field Note Challenge Part 2: Veni, Vidi, Wiki

SYTYCD would like to welcome guest blog co-author Gaurav Vaidya. A week ago, we told you about our cunning plan to play around with annotating and publishing one  transcribed notebook of Junius Henderson’s field notes. We’ve had two big successes in the last … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing, Deep Reading, and Narrative: Part 3

Ok, so it’s no Berlin Trilogy, but the reason we wanted to break this up into three posts was so we could take the time to really tease out some subtler points about the value of citizen science approaches for … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing, Deep Reading, and Narrative: Part 2

Deep-reading, narrative and the idea of the community-participation-in-solitude as part of “transcribing the past” were key themes that emerged last post.  This idea of incorporating shared narratives into digitization work — or rather, taking advantage of existing narrative — is … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing, Deep Reading, and Narrative: Part 1

Last post we wound up with a lot of feedback, and happily, much of it far beyond statements declaring fealty to either crowdsourcing or OCR, but rather, consisting of amazing discourse about the best ways to make use of crowd … Continue reading

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