Iteration, Adaptation, & Motivation: Outcomes of the Mapping Historic Skies Crowdsourcing Effort at the Adler Planetarium

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Friday, April 30, 2021: 9:00am - 10:30am - - Paper Session

Jessica BrodeFrank, University of London, UK, Samantha Blickhan, Zooniverse, USA

Published paper: Iteration, Adaptation, & Motivation: Outcomes of the Mapping Historic Skies Crowdsourcing Effort at the Adler Planetarium

As Mapping Historic Skies (a collaboration between Zooniverse.org and Adler Planetarium) nears completion, the Adler Collections and Zooniverse teams look forward to presenting their findings: how the project has helped the Adler sort through collections pieces to establish a front-facing constellation database, how volunteers have engaged with the project, the expansion of audiences between the gallery interactive and online, volunteer motivations and project design, and the future projects inspired by the MHS talkboards. In the session we will discuss the successes and challenges of creating a collections based collaborative crowdsourcing project, how to incorporate results from crowdsourcing projects into front-facing usable products, as well as specific lessons learned from MHS. 

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