Information Management

Crowdsourcing an institutional repository

This proposed session covers how crowdsourcing can assist in the development of an institutional repository. Using the "Documenting Ferguson" Omeka site managed by Washington University (, the session will instruct libraries how they can create an Omeka-based repository that utilizes the Contribution plugin ( This permits users to anonymously submit content to a repository. It is a fascinating way of gathering content from current events or materials dealing with sensitive topics. Additionally, it is an easy way to permit multiple institutions to collaborate on a particular archival project.


Other methods of crowdsourcing repositories will be discussed.



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Idea No. 115