1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 9, 2018 12:09 PM by V. Van Hyning (formerly of By the People LOC)

    What are past crowdsourcing projects at the Library?

    Meredith Doviak Adventurer

      Crowdsourcing is such a great way to improve access to your collections and inspire visitors. What types of projects have you done in the past?

        • Re: What are past crowdsourcing projects at the Library?

          The Library of Congress has long invested in building digitized collections and making them searchable. The Library’s first attempt recruiting members of the public to increase findability on our website began in 2008 when the Photography and Prints Division published thousands of photographs on Flickr Commons. This long-running project invites visitors to help identify people and places in the photographs and, once verified, this rich information is used to enhance the online catalog and improve access for all users. Two additional crowdsourcing efforts within the Library include Roll the Creditsand Beyond Words, projects that invited people to transcribe credit captions from television programs, and identify cartoons and photographs in the Library's historic newspaper collections respectively.

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