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Crowdsourcing Motivations in a not-for-profit GLAM context: The Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program

Alam, Sultana Lubna; Campbell, John

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Crowdsourcing in recent times has become popular among not-for-profits as a means of eliciting members of the public to contribute to activities that would normally have been carried out by staff or by contracting external expertise. The GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) sector does have a history of involving online volunteers (e.g. reviewing books). Extending that tradition, some GLAM institutions are engaging in crowdsourcing projects to enhance and enrich their collections. But...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAlam, Sultana Lubna
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, John
dc.coverage.spatialGeelong, VIC
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T01:19:28Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T01:19:28Z
dc.date.createdDecember 3-5 2012
dc.identifier.isbn9781741561722
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/154077
dc.description.abstractCrowdsourcing in recent times has become popular among not-for-profits as a means of eliciting members of the public to contribute to activities that would normally have been carried out by staff or by contracting external expertise. The GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) sector does have a history of involving online volunteers (e.g. reviewing books). Extending that tradition, some GLAM institutions are engaging in crowdsourcing projects to enhance and enrich their collections. But what motivates the public to participate in these crowdsourcing activities? Understanding the unique motivations of participants is needed to establish a motivational framework for GLAM organisations in their not-for-profit context. We present findings from a study of the motivational factors affecting participation in the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP) by the National Library of Australia (NLA). Based on motivational theories and frameworks the study shows that the participants are motivated by a complex framework of personal, collective and external factors. Participants were highly intrinsically motivated, but valued altruistic and community motivations as well. Community and external factors played a vital role in their continued involvement. The paper concludes with a conceptual framework of the motivational factors for crowdsourcing participants in a GLAM context based on the motivational dynamics observed in the ANDP case.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherAustralasian Conference on Information Systems
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAustralasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2012
dc.sourceACIS 2012 : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems
dc.subjectKeywords: Conceptual frameworks; Context-based; Crowdsourcing; Digitisation; External factors; National libraries; Newspapers; Not-for-profit; Information systems; Libraries; Newsprint; Profitability; Motivation Crowdsourcing; Library; Motivation; Newspapers; Not-for-profit
dc.titleCrowdsourcing Motivations in a not-for-profit GLAM context: The Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor080609 - Information Systems Management
local.identifier.absfor150302 - Business Information Systems
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB18830
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAlam, Sultana Lubna, University of Canberra
local.contributor.affiliationCampbell, John, College of Business and Economics, ANU
dc.date.updated2018-11-29T08:20:46Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84878303844
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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