Crowdsourcing – role of community in research field

My presentation focuses on crowdsourcing projects of the National Archives of Estonia. I will start by providing some background information about the evolution of the idea of crowdsourcing in Estonia and about the very first crowdsourcing projects.

I will continue with a case study. In November 2014 the National Archives of Estonia launched a crowdsourcing project “Estonians in World War I” to get an overview of all Estonians who participated in the First World War. The lessons learned from the project will be discussed.

I will finish my presentation with the future plans of the National Archives of Estonia in the field of crowdsourcing. We are preparing to launch a special crowdsourcing environment ANNA to engage different audiences.