Invitation: Online ACDH-CH Lecture 13 October 2020 on "Crowdsourcing methods" by Victoria Van Hyning

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Invitation: Online ACDH-CH Lecture 13 October 2020 on "Crowdsourcing methods" by Victoria Van Hyning

Wissik, Tanja

Dear TEI Community,

Please share widely, and with apologies for cross-posting:

Online ACDH-CH Lecture on 13 October 2020, 16:45 (CEST) by Dr. Victoria Van Hyning (University of Maryland) on "Crowdsourcing methods to increase public access and engagement with cultural heritage and academic datasets."

The participation requires registration via the following link:
Crowdsourcing, also known as “cultural heritage co-creation” or “commons-based per production,” is the practice of organizations inviting volunteers from diverse backgrounds to engage with collections such as digitized manuscript images, camera trap data, or microscopy images, in order to create new datasets to aid researchers and patrons of many kinds. Ideally, crowdsourcing projects further research and widen access to information, while also giving participants the opportunity to gain or sharpen their own research skills and interest in the subject area. Academics and cultural heritage practitioners can leverage crowdsourcing to democratize access to knowledge, and skills such as digital literacy, and palaeography—the ability to interpret handwriting, and transcribe documents. Transcription radically improves access to collections by making them word-searchable, as well as legible to screen readers used by visually or cognitively impaired people. Crowdsourcing transcription pr

More information regarding the ACDH-CH Lecture can be found here

With best wishes,

Dr. Tanja Wissik
ACDH-CH - Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Sonnenfelsgasse 19 A-1010 Vienna
E-mail: [hidden email]
Tel: + 43 1 51581 - 2206