Thursday 8th November, 2012
10:30am to 12:00pm
Citizen science describes methodologies and technologies that allow members of the public to contribute actively to gathering, improving and analysing data. Museums, particularly natural history and science museums have started to utilise citizen science techniques to provide a way to increase the speed and volume of information processing that can be undertaken. Datasets published openly and online can be made available for transcription, pattern recognition and visual analysis. The skills of enthusiastic amateurs can be utilised to gather new data for research and to add to existing collections datasets. In this panel the benefits to museum research and collections of citizen science approaches will be presented, along with case studies and discussions of technologies for large scale public data analysis.
Publishes museum collections online at Museum Victoria, bioinformatics geekery and team lead for Biodiversity Heritage Library in Australia. bio from Twitter
Director of Citizen Science at The Adler Planetarium & Zooniverse technical lead. Views expressed here are mine, not my mum's bio from Twitter
1:30pm Case Studies: Social Media Success Stories by Susan Cairns
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