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‘Many Hands Make Light Work’: Archival Crowdsourcing Dutch-Style!

By Alexandra M M Eveleigh, on 9 November 2011

On Thursday 24th November, DIS will welcome Ellen Fleurbaay, Public Services Division Leader at Amsterdam City Archives, to give a lunchtime talk about the innovative Dutch crowdsourcing project Velehanden (Many Hands).

The project is a collaboration between sixteen archives in the Netherlands, led by Amsterdam City Archives, and is designed as an extensible and flexible crowdsourcing platform.  Velehanden was formally launched on 3 November this year, following an extensive 5 months of user testing and development.  DIS research student, Alexandra Eveleigh, interviewed members of the user test panel as part of her PhD study on the impact of user participation on archival theory and practice.

Ellen will reflect upon the experience of working with the user test panel during the development phase, and present some initial results from the pilot project to index Dutch militia registers.

All welcome.

Where: UCL Foster Court, G31

When: Thursday, 24th November 2011, 1.10pm – 2pm