In an effort to get their incredible photography archives online and searchable, the George Eastman House has turned to crowdsourcing as a way to tag and catalogue hundreds of thousands of images. more
Faced with the massive task of putting its images into a useful catalog, the George Eastman House photography museum partnered with Clickworker to harness the power of crowdsourcing. The end result will turn the museum’s collections into a searchable library of photos that would otherwise never be fully appreciated – in either sense of the word. more
A popular definition of crowdsourcing says it’s ”an online model of decentralized problem-solving and production”. Wired reporter Jeff Howe coined the phrase in 2006 using ”crowd” and ”outsourcing”. Through crowdsourcing, a company or institution makes tasks available not only to in-house workers or to a service, but rather to a large, open group. Regular payment isn’t part of the definition. Many crowdsourcing projects are made attractive to workers by other means. A concise overview of the crowdsourcing scene was presented at Crowdconvention on June 15 in Berlin. more… (in German)
Yesterday, the international crowdsourcing community met up for the first European crowdsourcing conference: crowdconvention. Clickworker.com together with CrowdFlower, Crowdsortium and Microtask organized the event, where all participants could view interesting talks and panel discussions about the latest developments in crowdsourcing. more
The first European crowdsourcing conference brought together experts and businesses to discuss the potential for crowdsourced projects as well as the implications for the organization of work.