Crowdsourcing an interesting and new concept (to me) which i found clearly explained by Rose Holley in her Nov 2009 slideshare. Can certainly appreciate the benefits and issues arising from this concept. For a school library facing all sorts of resource (man-power, technical know-how, space and tight budget) constraints, the potential of crowdsourcing is indeed an interesting option.
The notion of utilising knowledge of the community willing to volunteer their time and knowledge to populate content of a certain topic and at the same time engaging them actively is an interesting consideration. Could certainly think of ways to tap on teacher colleagues and principals who have recently retired to contribute in some ways. Long serving staff could help to provide input on the school’s history if there is a project to set up a school heritage centre or archives.

 

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