Participants will gain knowledge about the conditions necessary to design a successful crowdsourcing project while also helping to evaluate and improve the functionality of the tool
About Crowdsourcing a Crowdsourcing Model for Cultural Heritage
The Modeling Crowdsourcing for Cultural Heritage (MOCCA) project, a joint research endeavor of the Creative Industry Research Centre Amsterdam and the Centre for Digital Humanities of the University of Amsterdam, aims to steer more effective crowdsourcing projects for galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. By defining a set of conditions and requirements that help to determine to the relative success of crowdsourcing projects, the MOCCA Project works to develop a nuanced tool that can be used by cultural heritage organizations to better design their own tailor-made projects.
The Crowdsourcing a Crowdsourcing Model for Cultural Heritage Workshop will explain the necessity of this research to the field, using the Amsterdam City Archives' current Red Een Portret (Save a Portrait) project as a key case study. After preliminary results of the MOCCA project have been introduced, participants will be divided into groups to test a version of the model in-progress against their own plans for crowdsourcing projects. Each participant is requested to prepare by bringing a plan for a crowdsourcing project from their own institution, either existing or hypothetical, paying special attention to key attributes of the project such as the characteristics of the collection, the goals of the project, and the skills or expertise volunteers will require to complete the task. The workshop will enable participants to gain knowledge about the conditions necessary to design a successful project while also helping to evaluate and improve the functionality of the tool.