Crowdsourcing History: Identifying Mystery Photographs
Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2014-2015. When planning started for the year, University Archives proposed an event that would have participants (current and former faculty and staff, alumni, community members) identify missing components (names, places, dates, activities, etc.) for photographs in the archives collection. Very quickly it was determined that from the event preparation a digital collection would emerge, serving as another crowdsourcing access point. This presentation will discuss the preparations for the event and the pitfalls encountered as well as various aspects of the resulting digital collection.
archives, photographs, digital collections, crowdsourcing
Library and Information Science
Denise Buhr and Jennifer Leone (2015).
Crowdsourcing History: Identifying Mystery Photographs. Presented at Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
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