Title

Crowdsourcing History: Identifying Mystery Photographs

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

4-11-2015

Conference Name

Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting

Conference Location

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Abstract

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.

Keywords

archives, photographs, digital collections, crowdsourcing

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

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