Digitising Collections: Leveraging Volunteers & Crowdsourcing to Accelerate Digitisation
This report focusses on how different institutions leverage crowdsourcing and volunteers, the challenges they face and the strategies they are implementing. It explores the current digitisation strategies of today’s collections management organisations, drawing on the views of more than 100 professionals working in museums, archives, galleries and other collections institutions.
In particular, it focuses on how readily they are integrating volunteers into their approach and moving to crowdsourcing to increase their rate of digitisation.
Developed in conjunction with MCN, it includes examples from institutions world-wide and provides insight into how these strategies are working in practice. It also offers practical and useful advice for how you can successfully deploy these strategies in your institution.