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Crowd-Sourcing Our Sea of Islands: Enhancing Online Collections by Enabling Community Feedback

Stu Dawrs——Pacific Collection,Hamilton Library,UH-Manoa Presentation[PDF]

Crowdsourcing and Social Engagement: Potential, Power and Freedom for Libraries and Users

The definition and purpose of crowdsourcing and social engagement with users will be discussed with particular reference to the Australian Newspapers service, FamilySearch, Wikipedia and the Distributed Proofreaders. These services have harnessed thousands of digital volunteers who transcribe, create, enhance and correct text. The successful strategies which motivated users to help, engage, and develop the outcomes will be examined.

Preserving and Reconstructing Hong Kong’s Historical Past: Experiences and Lessons of the Hong Kong Memory Project

The Hong Kong Memory Project (HKMP) was initiated by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in 2002. The goal is to establish a web-based digital repository for the collection, preservation, presentation and dissemination of Hong Kong’s unique historical and cultural heritage.

Curating Faculty Research Data at UC Merced

As the newest of the ten-campus UC library system, the UC Merced Library is uniquely positioned to work with faculty and researchers to realize their visions of digital scholarship and to develop plans for long-term management of the digital assets they are creating. The library has collaborated with a number of UC Merced faculty on digital initiatives, which present a snapshot of the interests and needs of today’s scholars. This presentation will provide an on-the-ground look at the needs and approach to research data curation at UC Merced, as well as a birds-eye view, environmental scan of current data curation efforts.

Otago Biodiversity Research Data Management Project

A 12-month University of Otago Library feasibility project aims to examine some of the key challenges and potentials of managing, curating and sharing digital and digitized research data from our own academic institution. The Project is ‘wrapped around’ the context of biodiversity or ‘biological diversity of life’. (New Zealand is an internationally recognised ‘biodiversity hotspot’ with a high number of globally unique and threatened species.)