What's going on at Recollect HQ
and other interesting ramblings!
In this third blog about the power of a crowd, we thought we'd share some real case studies with you. We have selected three quite different examples for you: the first a transcription project, the second an image based DAM solution, and the final case is a commercial solution. Each case came with unique challenges that were solved with a customised crowdsource solution.
Whether your project is private or public, or whether it uses a 'wild' (public/volunteers) or 'tame' (staff/contractors/members) crowd, there are some simple techniques to ensure it is successful.
As part of our core business at NZMS we get to see and handle some incredible items and images. Over the last few months, with the countdown to the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, many of the amazing things we have seen have related to WW1 - and the experiences of the men and women abroad.
Facebook has changed the way we share our lives - we use it to store our photographs, note important dates, maintain and develop new relationships, support favourite businesses, and to collaborate with like-minded people in facebook groups. It's a fantastic tool, and it's free (assuming you don't mind the advertisements and 'spam' posts coming through your feed).
Brendon started it. As he was working on some updates to the National Army Museum's Recollect site, he came across this image:
You may have heard the term 'graph database' and how they provide the magic behind facebook, Google, Twitter and seemingly everything else on the web today. What exactly is a graph database, and why should you be interested in them? Let me explain.
As much as I love Christmas, I am reminded of the frustration I have with large crowds – where do these people magically appear from?
We've had some questions lately about resolution - dpi/ppi and web versus print - and while it seems from the outside to be a bit of a dark art, it's actually not that tricky.
A discussion we’re often having is around content moderation, and which camp you fall into. Are you a guardian who requires all new data to be verified, approved, cleansed and signed off before it goes live? Or are you a libertarian who encourages open and free discussion in your data from a wide and diverse audience? Likely you are somewhere in the middle, happy to have content added, but with a veto on it to remove the chaff and retain the wheat. Let’s have a look at the various options and check out the pros and cons.
With so many inspiring speakers and messages this year, it was impossible to pick a favourite. Here are a few highlights the Recollect team came away with:
Many challenges were issued and visions put forward. It will be interesting to see how many will be taken up in 2015.
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