GB1900: engaging the public in very large scale gazetteer construction from the Ordnance Survey “County Series” 1:10,560 mapping of Great Britain
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This has been achieved through large-scale crowd-sourcing, using Zooniverse-based software. The article describes the project’s history, the software system and the transcription process. Over 1,000 volunteer transcribers have been recruited, and the article describes publicity methods, volunteer characteristics and motivation: it is argued that while “citizen science” projects appeal to a general desire to advance knowledge, map-based projects can appeal to more locally-focused individual interests: finding meaning in maps and places. We conclude with recommendations for other similar projects.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Journal of Map & Geography Libraries|
|Publication status||Published - 11 May 2017|
- GB1900 paper JMGL Final January2017 Postprint
Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Map and Geography Libraries on 11.05.2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15420353.2017.1307305.
Accepted author manuscript (Post-print), 16 MB, PDF document