Idea Drop 2016 has ended

Idea Drop is 4 day, free program &  meeting space for the library, archives, museums folks + friends. 
Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
Enjoy good company at 1706 Garden St in Austin or online at libraryideas.org

Video Archive: https://vimeo.com/erandl

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Saturday, March 12 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Build the Crowdsourcing Community of Your Dreams

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The Smithsonian's online Transcription Center has 5,200 digital volunteers worldwide - together, they’ve transcribed 110,000 pages of historic documents. An estimated 2-3M people worldwide contribute to citizen science projects. Someone somewhere is ready to share their time while connecting with your organization. How can you harness the power of crowds to improve your content, engage your community, & enrich their experience?

You’ll hear real details from four citizen science & historical crowdsourcing projects on how to rally your fans for meaningful contribution. Then learn why openly sharing resources & involving participants in design builds better spaces for engagement and research.



Ben Brumfield

Partner - FromThePage

Meghan Ferriter

Project Coord - Quotient Inc on behalf of Smithsonian Institution

Siobhan Leachman

Volunteer - Smithsonian

Mia Ridge

Digital Curator - The British Library

Saturday March 12, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Westin Austin Downtown, Paramount 1 301 E 5th St, Austin TX

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