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The wisdom of the crowd? Crowdsourcing for information professionals

How can library and information professionals utilise crowdsourcing in their professional practice?

19/03/2018
When: Monday 19 March 2018
From 1pm to 4:30pm
Where: Heritage Quay
The University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire  HD1 3DH
United Kingdom
Contact: Alison McNab
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The wisdom of the crowd? Crowdsourcing for information professionals

Monday 19 March 2018

CILIP MmIT invite you to a half-day event on The wisdom of the crowd? Crowdsourcing for information professionals on the afternoon of Monday 19 March at the University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH
   
Cost: free for members of CILIP / MmIT and £40 for non-members of CILIP or MmIT. 

Crowdsourcing is the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group to work toward a common goal - this may be solving a problem, creating a resource or artefact, or developing a service. How can library and information professionals utilise this in their professional practice? Join MmIT on 19th March to find out with speakers from the British Library, the University of Huddersfield & the University of Leeds, and delegates from a range of library sectors.  Our hashtag will be #MmITcrowds

Programme outline:

- Welcome and introduction
- The phenomenon of crowdsourcing
- Crowdsourcing: the British Library experience
- Refreshments
- Workshop activity: crowdsourcing in your service or workplace
- Examples of crowdsourcing with Wikipedia: the Open Access WikiProject and Hosting a Wikipedia Editathon 



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