Monday 22 June 2015
The second seminar of the series was presented by staff from the University’s Information Services, Library & University Collections, Gavin Willshaw, Scott Renton and Claire Knowles.

The library has an online collection of around 20,000 digital images, many of which only have very basic catalogue records. In order to make these images more easily discoverable, we came up with a game which harnesses the power of the crowd to improve their description. In this talk we explained our online collections, why we’ve opted for crowdsourcing and look at some of the challenges we’ve faced and options for the future. We also discuss the technical aspects behind the scenes, how we’ve worked in partnership with the Metadatagames platform in the US and then invite attendees to try out the game for themselves.
The attendees then had a tour of the Centre for Research Collections.

Video of the Seminar

Short introduction by Gavin Willshaw