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Crowdsourcing, with Dr Mia Ridge

What is crowdsourcing, and how is it used to improve the British Library’s online cultural heritage collections? Clare Sudbery talks to crowdsourcing expert Dr Mia Ridge about the power of volunteer digital engagement.

Dr Mia Ridge is the British Library’s Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections, where she provides support, training and guidance on applying computational research methods to historical collections.

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Episode links: Meghan FerriterSam Blickhan from Zooniverse, Living with Machines project, The old weather project, National Library of Australia’s Trove project, Flickr Commons,, The Collective Wisdom Handbook, Mia on Twitter, Mia’s blog, Mia’s website, British Library crowdsourcing, Zooniverse, From the Page (old handwriting).

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