Dougherty, Jack; Nawrotzk, Kristen, eds. (2011) – Part 1: The Wisdom of Crowds(ourcing). In Writing History in the Digital Age.

Ojala, Marydee (2009) – Everyone’s an Expert: The Crowdsourcing of History.

Scott, Piers Dillon (2011) – Crowdsourcing history: European museums need your help to digitise World War One records


Osborne, Nicola (2011) – AddressingHistory: challenges in crowdsourcing Edinburgh’s past.

Terras, Melissa (2010) – Crowdsourcing cultural heritage: UCL’s Transcribe Bentham project.


Transcribe Bentham: a participatory iniciative (UK, University College London) – participatory project based at University College London. Its aim is to engage the public in the online transcription of original and unstudied manuscript papers written by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).

Search the Collections (UK, Victoria and Albert Museum) – a working database that we are building continuously. You can search over a million records. Some records have minimal information; others are very detailed. Some have high quality photographs; some have more basic images; others have yet to be photographed.

Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (AU, National Library of Australia) – free online service that enables full-text searching of newspaper articles. The service includes newspapers published in each state and territory from the 1800s to the mid-1950s, when copyright applies. (…) By 2011 the service will comprise 40 million searchable articles. [Correcção do OCR feita por voluntários registados no site.]

Picture Australia (AU, National Library of Australia) – coleção construída colaborativamente com contributos externos, através do Flickr .

Family Search Indexing (US, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) – Free family history research advice for the community, by the community. [Tem associados wiki, recursos formativosfóruns de discussão.]

FreeBMD (UK) – an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records.

Distributed Proofreaders (Project Gutenberg) – provides a web-based method to ease the conversion of Public Domain books into e-books. By dividing the workload into individual pages, many volunteers can work on a book at the same time, which significantly speeds up the creation process. During proofreading, volunteers are presented with a scanned page image and the corresponding OCR text on a single web page. This allows the text to be easily compared to the image, proofread, and sent back to the site. A second volunteer is then presented with the first volunteer’s work and the same page image, verifies and corrects the work as necessary, and submits it back to the site. The book then similarly progresses through two formatting rounds using the same web interface.
Ancient Lives (UK, University of Oxford) –  (…) fragments of 1,000-year-old papyri discovered over a century ago in Oxyrhynchus (the city of the long-nosed fish). Hundreds of thousands of these ancient papyri remain waiting to be transcribed. They contain everything from recipes to receipts; literature to legal proceedings; and even previously unseen gospels or the work of Plato. (…) instead of just a few scholars going through the collection one fragment at a time, users of Ancient Lives are allowing professionals to process large batches of data at any given time. These papyri, as owned and overseen by the Egypt Exploration Society, will then be published and numbered in the Society’s Greco-Roman Memoirs series in the volumes entitled THE OXYRHYNCHUS PAPYRI. [utiliza software Galaxy Zoo ]
Great War Archive (UK, University of Oxford) – (…) presented an innovative approach to collection strategies, digitisation, cataloguing, and public involvement in major research projects. It harnessed the power of the Web along with the potential of ‘mass’ amateur digitisation to collect thousands of items from World War One that would otherwise have disappeared or remained hidden from researchers and scholars worldwide.
Citizen Science Alliance – The CSA is a collaboration of scientists, software developers and educators who collectively develop, manage and utilise internet-based citizen science projects in order to further science itself, and the public understanding of both science and of the scientific process. These projects use the time, abilities and energies of a distributed community of citizen scientists who are our collaborators.

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