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Cultural Institutions Embrace Crowdsourcing | The Signal: Digital Preservation

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Avis du Comité d’éthique du CNRS sur les sciences citoyennes

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07/07/2015

Partagé par Pauline Moirez

La science participative au service de la société – MyScienceNews

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La science citoyenne est un mode de recherche en pleine expansion. Elle consiste à faire participer le citoyen à un projet de recherche. Dans son rapport « Participation collaborative comme mode de production des savoirs », la Fondation Sciences Citoyennes présente la recherche participative comme un moyen d’engager la science sur des problématiques sociétales.

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Notes from ‘Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities’ (+1)

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  • Interestingly, paintings can be 'retired' from the Tagger once enough data has been gathered
  • the inherent reward of participating in the activity was a bigger motivator than competitiveness,
  • definitions of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage: 'a form of engagement that contributes towards a shared, significant goal or research question by asking the public to undertake tasks that cannot be done automatically' or 'productive public engagement with the mission and work of memory institutions'.
  • it has to produce results of value to the research community in less time than could have been done by other means
  • built a focused 'talk' tool which can programmatically filter out the most interesting unanswered comments and email them to their 30 or 40 expert users
  • full text transcriptions (difficult to automatically reconcile) vs 'rich
    metadata'
  • in some projects, interactions with a central authority are valued, in others, community interactions are really important.
  • The potential and dangers of 'gamification' and 'badgeification' and their potentially negative impact on motivation were raised
  • have you met participants in real life?' - answer, yes, and it was an opportunity to learn from them

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