05 Dec Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries and Archives to Host Webinar on Funding
On December 11, 2014 at 12pm EST, the Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries and Archives (CCLA) will hold its second 1-hour webinar titled, “Scoping and Funding Crowdsourcing Projects.” This webinar, hosted in conjunction with the OCLC, will explore how researchers, as well as libraries, museums and archives, interested in studying or using crowdsourcing techniques can seek funding for their ideas.
Crowdsourcing in the humanities is an emerging new area for museums, libraries, and archives. The CCLA was formed with the goal to unite leading-edge technology groups in libraries and archives as well as humanities scholars and scholars from the sciences in a conversation about best practices, shared toolsets, and strategies for using crowdsourcing.
During this fast-paced online discussion, participants will learn about the grant application process from industry-leading decision-makers such as Sharon Leon, Director of Public Projects at the Center for History and New Media and Associate Professor in History and Art History at George Mason University; Robert Horton, IMLS Associate Deputy Director for Library Services and Brett Bobley, Director and Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Participants will learn how to pick the funding organization that is right for their projects, and how to then best pitch their ideas to those funders.
“Scoping and Funding Crowdsourcing Projects” is free and open to the public. For more information about participating in the webinar and to RSVP, click here.
Institutions interested in joining the Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries and Archives should email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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