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Volume: 11 | Article ID: art00040
Crowdsourcing: An integrated part of archival description
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2014.11.1.art00040  Published OnlineJune 2014

This paper presents ideas of how to make crowdsourcing an integrated part of the workflow of an archival institution, as the founding principles of a Danish project in its making. Crowdsourcing is not about cheap labour and strict control of the crowd by the archival institution, but about entering in an open ended partnership with users of the archival records. Users of archival records are at least as competent as professional archivists in describing the content of archival records, and they should be allowed to do that freely in the Danish archival information system (Daisy). They should be allowed to choose the records they would like to describe on their own, and the users should be responsible for ensuring the quality of data themselves. The concrete project is about "indexing" and full transcription of digitized archival records, available on The internet application for "indexing" the archival records, is about to be developed, and a Beta version is expected to be launched in the summer of 2014.

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Anders Sode-Pedersen, "Crowdsourcing: An integrated part of archival descriptionin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2014,  2014,  pp 181 - 183,

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