A report on the crowdsourcing workshop on 4 May 2012 IIPC General Assembly April 30 ‐ May 4, 2012I
Crowdsourcing has been increasingly used by cultural heritage institutions to involve users in the development and curation of their collections. There are currently not many known or documented cases of applying crowdsourcing in Web Archiving. IIPC member institutions however have realised the potential and relevance of crowdsourcing for a number of reasons:
- Institutions operate large web archiving initiatives and programmes with minimal resource. As web archive collections grow institutions are in need for more manpower.
- Crowdsourcing is particularly attractive in the current economic climate.
- Crowdsourcing seems an effective way to reach out to stakeholders and increase the awareness of web archives.