Two birds, one stone: Bridging cultural heritage collections with crowds and niches

Crowdsourcing is a valuable source of data and metadata in cultural heritage. In this workshop speakers from Naturalis, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the Rijksmuseum will provide their insights on crowdsourcing by discussing the following points:

  • Relevance: Why is crowdsourcing relevant to my institution
  • Tooling: Which tools do we use
  • Lessons learned: What are the lessons we learned

Sustainability is one of the problems encountered by many crowdsourcing projects. In the fourth talk we discuss how we approached this problem in the DigiBird project, which integrates multiple initiatives and shows how results can be leveraged for collection integration.

Date & venue

14:00-17:00 Monday 31st of October, at Sound and Vision, Media Parkboulevard 1, Hilversum


Session 1

14:00-14:20 What’s That? Video Tagging Games for Audiovisual Heritage Collections
Maarten Brinkerink, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
14:20-14:40 Every Feather and Song: Crowdsourcing and Co-curation from a Natural History Perspective
Sander Pieterse, Naturalis
14:40-15:00 Break

Session 2

15:00-15:20 Accurator: Consolidation and Integration of Annotations
Saskia Scheltjens, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
15:20-15:40 DigiBird: on the Fly Collection Integration using Crowdsourcing
Chris Dijkshoorn, VU University Amsterdam

Session 3

15:40-17:00 Practical session: try out the crowdsourcing systems


Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Places are limited, which is why we invite you to register.
Register here

For questions regarding the workshop you can send a mail to, more information about the DigiBird project can be found on

This workshop is supported by the Dutch national program COMMIT/.

Source: SEALINCMedia

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