Crowdsourcing campaign – Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope

Crowdsourcing campaign – Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope

img. Students in classroom, 1978 – Αμερικανική Γεωργική Σχολή Θεσσαλονίκης / American Agricultural School of Thessaloniki, CC BY-NC via Europeana.

User engagement with Europeana collections is a serious task for Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope project. With this event in Athens, organized at the Impact Hub Athens by NTUA, the project is launching an annotation campaign on Europeana content relating the 1950s. The campaign will be open for two months. Coventry University and KU LEUVEN will collaborate to the workshop, to help with facilitation of the event and feedback collection.

Crowdsourcing refers to the outsourcing of tasks via an open call to an online community, and in the heritage sector, it often takes the form of inviting members of the public to annotate or describe digital objects in an online collection. Participants in the workshop will include amateurs and professionals, who are invited to contribute to two thematic crowdsourcing campaigns focused on the Fifties in Europe:

  • Style & design: During this campaign, users will add digital data and photos on the various types of clothing, materials and styles of the 1950s.
  • Τransport & travel: During this campaign, users will add digital data and photos on the various types of transport and travel of the 1950s.

This workshop analyses and reflects on the user’s experience with engaging with Europeana via the Kaleidoscope tools and environment, but the larger aim is to run the campaigns for two months and gather ca. 5.000 annotations for each of them, to be made available for enrichment of Europeana records. In addition, participants to the workshop were  asked to create nice galleries and collections using Europeana materials, in sight of possibly including in the Fifties Fridays series.

Download the programme of the event (PDF, 256 Kb)

Friday 11 October 2019, h10:00
Impact Hub, Karaiskaki 28, 10554, Athens

The project Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope is co-financed by the European Union in the framework of CEF Connecting Europe Facility Programme under GA n. INEA/CEF/ICT/A2017/1568496.

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