"Well why don't we crowdsource it?!"
Easy enough to suggest in the face of a complex task but in reality, crowdsourcing and citizen science projects are highly complex and require significant resources in order to succeed.
In this one-hour session which takes place within the Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference, presenters Rosie Brigham and Josep Grau-Bove will walk you through the planning phases of two different citizen science projects, one involving data collection and one involving data tagging, to demonstrate step by step what goes into the process and what needs to be considered to ensure success.
Rosie Brigham is a software engineer and researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Heritage, (ISH) University College London. She is the founder of Monument Monitor, a ground-breaking citizen heritage science project that collects conservation data from visitor photographs. Her PhD explores how artificial intelligence can improve conservation management processes and her previous publications have investigated the reliability data provided by citizen scientists. Follow her on twitter @rosie934 and Instagram @monumentmonitor.
Josep Grau-Bove is a lecturer in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology and his work explores the interface where technology meets preventive conservation. Josep is interested in how new computational developments can support preventive conservation management and he's currently working on applying information modelling, citizen science, and system dynamics in heritage science.
Citizen Science & Cultural Heritage. Planning for success - slides