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Event Report 2: Metadata Games: Tagging library images online

By |December 2nd, 2016|

In the second seminar of the CSCS Network, Gavin Willshaw, Scott Renton and Claire Knowles, from the Edinburgh University’s Information Services, Library & University Collections, discussed the main aspects behind the library’s new metadata game, a digital crowdsourcing metadata tagging game (described by Gavin Willshaw in this video) which aims to improve the descriptive metadata [...]

Event Report 1: Zooniverse/Intervening in Citizen Science

By |December 2nd, 2016|

The first event of the network welcomed Grant Miller, the communications lead for the Zooniverse on-line citizen science platform, and Mark Hartswood, the co-founder of the Edinburgh University Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Network. Their presentations took place at the Social Informatics Forum on the 28th of May 2015, and it was an ideal launch of [...]

The Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Show & Tell – 24/11/2015

By |March 22nd, 2016|

  The Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Show & Tell event took place in the Event Space of the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) on Tuesday 24 November 2015, from 13.00 to 16.30. It was one of the two events organized by our network (in partnership with the NMS) on the same day, the second one [...]

Report and Video: Citizen Science and the Mass Media with Dave Kilby and Ally Tibbitt

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Thursday, 22nd October  This session we looked at how media and communications can be used to promote a CSCS project and to engage and develop the community around a project. This included aspects such as understanding the purpose and audience for your project; gaining exposure from a project; communicating these types of projects effectively; engaging the press; expectation [...]

Special Event: Missing Maps: Navigating Humanitarianism, Aid and International Development

By |October 22nd, 2015|

October 1st 2015 Members of the Network, Dr Jamie Cross and Dr William Mackaness  presented a special event as part of the Edinburgh University Global Development Academy Lecture series and the State of the Map Scotland Conference. This event was a international public conference on maps, mapping and humanitarianism in collaboration with OpenStreetMap and [...]

Seminar Report: e-health and patient-created knowledge communities with Fadhila Mazanderani and Claudia Pagliari, University of Edinburgh.

By |September 5th, 2015|

Monday 24 August, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m., A key area where citizens are engaging in collective knowledge production and sharing is in health and medicine. One the one hand, sufferers of conditions, particularly long term chronic conditions are taking it in  to their own hands to explore and test treatments; On the other, data [...]

Crowdsourcing classification: ‘Metadata Games: tagging library images online’,

By |June 24th, 2015|

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 [...]

The co-creation of scientific value with online volunteers and the success of The Zooniverse

By |May 12th, 2015|

28 May - Informatics Forum For this event we welcomed two speakers whose exciting presentations  launched our discussions:   -  Grant Miller (Zooniverse): ‘The Zooniverse - Real Science Online’ ‘The Zooniverse is the world's largest and most successful citizen science platform. I will discuss what we have learned from building over 40 projects, and where [...]