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wrote on the Special Interest Group: Multimedia Information & Technology Group wall: BOOK NOW! 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 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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