Scoping and Funding Crowdsourcing Projects
This webinar will explore how researchers, as well as libraries, museums and archives, interested in studying or using crowdsourcing techniques can seek funding for their ideas.
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Crowdsourcing techniques are increasingly utilized by organizations and institutions—including libraries and museums—seeking to gather vast amounts of new knowledge and participation from online contributors. In this fast-paced, hour-long session with funders, you'll learn how to pitch your crowdsourcing project ideas to funding agencies. You’ll also hear a short recap of our groups’ first webinar Crowdsourcing 101 by CCLA Research Fellow, Christina Manzo. Our speakers include program officers from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Learn which funders could be right for your project, what kinds of topics and questions interest these agencies, and how to build on existing crowdsourcing resources.
This webinar is part of the newly formed Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries and Archives (CCLA). Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the goal of CCLA is to forge national/international partnerships to advance the use of crowdsourcing technologies, tools, user experiences, and platforms to help libraries, museums, archives, and more.
Presented by: Sharon Leon, Director of Public Projects at the Center for History and New Media and Associate Professor in History and Art History at George Mason University; Robert Horton, IMLS Associate Deputy Director for Library Services and Brett Bobley, Director and Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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