University of Texas at Austin | January - May 2017

Crowdsourcing to Improve Archives

During the Spring 2017 semester, I worked with a group to create a literature review focusing on how archive researchers and visitors use finding aids, how technology has impacted finding practices, and methods archives can use to improve their finding resources. One solution we suggested was the implementation of crowdsourcing to complete tasks like description or tagging, which would achieve a dual goal of lessening the archivist's work and improving the findability of collections.

The group presented our research and the video we created for the project at the Spring 2017 iSchool Open House. The links above lead to the text of the literature review in PDF format and a .png version of the poster we presented. Below is the video we created for class.