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Lise Summers's curator insight, May 24, 2015 10:12 PM

Mitch Whitelaw has previously done amazing work visualising the National Archives of Australia collection database, showing different ways of analysing content, and discovering gaps.  Now, he analyses the way in which GLAM institutions provide links to their collections, providing a table for determining whether the approach is procedural or curatorial.

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Help shed light on historical photos - AsiaOne

Help shed light on historical photos - AsiaOne | Digitisation is the death of history | Scoop.it
The year was 1823. Stamford Raffles was running Singapore and penning instructions on what he wanted done in the colony."Botanic Garden. A railing to be erected," he wrote. "High Road from the Bridge to Rochor River.
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On one hand, there is the potential to add value to photographs and files through crowdsourcing. On the other hand, only 'interesting' photos are being selected.

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Crowd-sourced research, such as citizen science, vulnerable to sabotage: study - ABC Online

Crowd-sourced research, such as citizen science, vulnerable to sabotage: study - ABC Online | Digitisation is the death of history | Scoop.it
A study of crowd-sourced research projects finds they can be more trouble than they are worth.
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Making History Online - Professors Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker

Digitisation and Open Access resources are allowing historians across the world to find new insight into their data: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-ev...
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Crowdsourcing is our latest weapon against nationalism and 'Anzackery' - The Guardian

Crowdsourcing is our latest weapon against nationalism and 'Anzackery' - The Guardian | Digitisation is the death of history | Scoop.it
A new project asks the public to help sift through thousands of pages of wartime material. Doing so helps us to see war free from political appropriation
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NIC wants online users to help digitize government documents - Livemint

NIC wants online users to help digitize government documents - Livemint | Digitisation is the death of history | Scoop.it
Software to be used to send parts of a scanned document to a user who will type in a specific word or phrase, without knowing the context
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Crowd sourcing transcription, but will it see the buy in that more traditional methodologies rely on?

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‘Culture in Transit’ wins Knight Foundation funding to digitize NYC history

‘Culture in Transit’ wins Knight Foundation funding to digitize NYC history | Digitisation is the death of history | Scoop.it
The project will help New York City's three library systems digitally preserve the city's heritage.
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Book Traces: crowdsourcing the history of 19th-century books and reading - The Conversation

Book Traces: crowdsourcing the history of 19th-century books and reading - The Conversation | Digitisation is the death of history | Scoop.it
When you see almost complete shelves of abandoned copies of The Da Vinci Code and Fifty Shades of Grey in charity shops, their near total worthlessness seems to suggest that an individual copy of a book…...
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Dan Snow: 'Clearly an app is better than a book for history' - The Guardian

Dan Snow: 'Clearly an app is better than a book for history' - The Guardian | Digitisation is the death of history | Scoop.it
Historian talks apps, YouTube and how his next project puts rich archives in the hands of children at first world war battlefields. By Stuart Dredge
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Not sure I agree with this - are we talking a child's illustrated primer, or Simon Schama's "Landscape and Memory"?

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If You Build It, One Million Pageviews Will Come: A Digital Collections Story

If You Build It, One Million Pageviews Will Come: A Digital Collections Story | Digitisation is the death of history | Scoop.it
Metadata and Collections Librarian William Blueher examines how Watson Library's Digital Collections achieved more than one million pageviews this year.
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