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Saturday, November 8 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Crowd Sourcing of Library Services

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Some of the innovations in user services for libraries are enabled by various approaches to crowd-sourcing.   Crowd-sourcing has a long history in libraries (shared cataloging, the first edition of the OED, etc.).  But the web opens up a whole new set of opportunities.   What are the principles that result in successful crowd-sourcing, i.e.: the "wisdom of crowds" rather than either a wasteland or even worse "the madness of crowds?"   The panelists will share experiences in crowd-sourcing of reference (CrowdAsk at Purdue University), crowd-sourcing of user-advisory services (ChiliFresh), and crowd-sourcing of metadata for catalogs (LibraryThing for Libraries).

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John G. Dove

Consultant and Open Access Advocate, Paloma & Associates
I’m the former CEO of Credo Reference, and before that president of Silverplatter. I am now a consultant to the publishing and library worlds specifically in areas related to Open Access. I am a member of the NISO Discovery to Deliver Topic Committee, a partner at Mind Bridge... Read More →

Scott Johnson

CEO, ChiliFresh

Tim Spalding

Founder, LibraryThing
Tim Spalding is founder and president of LibraryThing. LibraryThing does two things: LibraryThing.com, a social cataloging site for book lovers, and LibraryThing for Libraries, a suite of catalog and website enhancements for libraries. Before LibraryThing, worked in publishing, as... Read More →
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Ilana (Barnes) Stonebraker

Assistant Professor of Library Science, Purdue University

Saturday November 8, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403