Looking into the Crowd: Understanding the Users of Digital Heritage Collections

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Crowdsourcing and community engagement efforts surrounding digital heritage collections have been heralded as providing new and intricate forms of knowledge exchange, but how much do we really know about users of digital heritage collections, and how can we best understand the impacts of these resources on users?  In this talk, Kathryn will present insights from the Oxford Internet Institute’s work on understanding the usage and impact of digitised scholarly resources, which began with a JISC-funded project in 2008 and has since been extended to capture the impacts of crowdsourcing on virtual volunteers.

Speaker: Kathryn Eccles (Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Digital Humanities Champion at the History Faculty).

This seminar is part of the 'The Digital Humanist: Open Resources, Shared Standards, Virtual Communities' series organised by the Cultures of Knowledge project.

Digital Humanities

Website: http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?page_id=4861
Audience: Open to all