6. #CrowdCon: Big challenges for research crowdsourcing

From time spent brainstorming in groups, participants reported and ranked what they'd identified as the big challenges and promises of research crowdsourcing.


  1. What's #CrowdCon? CrowdCon (aka the "Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing across the Disciplines" symposium) was a May 6-8, 2015 event where researchers met at the University of Maryland to discuss crowdsourcing toward increasing public engagement, integrating data into existing collections, and improving knowledge production in a variety of domains.
  2. This event was organized by Mary Flanagan (Dartmouth College), Neil Fraistat (MITH, University of Maryland), and Andrea Wiggins (iSchool, University of Maryland). CrowdCon was sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Sloan Foundation sponsored CrowdCon (see crowdconsortium.org).