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From: Christina <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Please Distribute [Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries and Archives project]
Date: August 27, 2014 at 10:15:16 AM EDT
…this message is about the Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries
and Archives project supported by the IMLS.
On behalf of our partners at Dartmouth College and Boston Public
Library, we are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new
initiative, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library
Services (IMLS), that will examine how libraries, archives, and
museums, can most effectively use crowdsourcing techniques to
augment their collections and enhance their patrons’ experience!
This initiative, provisionally entitled the Crowdsourcing
Consortium for Libraries and Archives (CCLA), will employ a
series of meetings and webinars to collect, examine, and share
the most recent, cutting-edge technologies, tools, and platforms
and accompanying best practices in the field. The goal of the
CCLA is to create a forum that enables all interested
stakeholders to join a national conversation about the most
pressing needs and challenges regarding the development and
deployment of crowdsourcing technologies in the cultural heritage
As a first step in this process, we want to hear from you!
The CCLA team invites you to take a short 10-minute survey to
share your thoughts on the current state of crowdsourcing in
libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. 
Your opinions and insights will directly inform the agenda of
upcoming CCLA activities and events, influence the discourse of
current and future discussions, and have the potential to
translate into real-world applications.
P.S.To stay informed about upcoming CCLA events, please follow us
on Twitter: @crowdconsortium
 survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CGHJL7B