Find out about “the Oxford Community Collection Model” used for successful crowdsourcing since 2007. The RunCoCo service at the University of Oxford University shows how you can run a community collection online and engage with your community.
Have you seen the success of Europeana 1914-1918, The Great War Archive, Woruldhord (Anglo-Saxon and Old English), Europeana 1989, Children of the Great War, and Merton College 750th Anniversary? They’re gathering personal stories (user-generated content). You can do this too - using “the Oxford Community Collection Model” taught by RunCoCo. RunCoCo has FREE online guides, resources and training videos to show you how. Better still contact the RunCoCo team to discuss how you can crowdsource from your community using online collections, social media and face-to face engagements at roadshows. The team is experienced in helping individual academics or local projects to run their own community collection, crowdsourcing for living time-capsules, to add to exhibitions, for research or teaching. Find out more about “the Oxford Community Collection Model”: http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk