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Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities

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Chapter 1. Introduction: academic crowdsourcing from the periphery to the centre Chapter 2. From citizen science to community co-production Chapter 3. Processes and products: a typology of crowdsourcing Chapter 4. Crowdsourcing applied: case studies Chapter 5. Roles and communities Chapter 6. Motivations and benefits Chapter 7. Ethical issues in humanities crowdsourcing Chapter 8. Crowdsourcing and memory Chapter 9. Crowds past, present and future

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Lays the foundations for a theoretical framework to understand the value of crowd-sourcing

About the Author

Mark Hedges is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College, teaching on a variety of modules in the MA in Digital Asset and Media Management and MA in Digital Curation. Stuart Dunn graduated from the University of Durham with a PhD in Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology in 2002, conducting fieldwork and research visits to Melos, Crete and Santorini. Having developed research interests in GIS, Stuart subsequently became a Research Assistant on the AHRC's ICT in Arts and Humanities Research Programme. In 2006, he became a Research Associate at the Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre at King's London, and then a Research Fellow in the Centre for e-Research. Stuart's research interests include Digital Geography, Data visualisation and Digital communities.

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