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Libraries and Archiving – with the use of Crowdsourcing


I came across a very interesting article written by Fiona Sullivan titled Crowdsourcing for Libraries and Archives on the Archives Outside Blog. Fiona’s article shares with us some really useful tips for outsourcing your archive projects, pointing to 7 really interesting facts and insights into using crowdsourcing, with 3 of them being in the field of libraries and archives.

Here are some of the things that I found most interesting:


Transcript from Getting Results from Crowdsourcing Panel


Here is the panel transcript from The Insight Exchange‘s small business event “Getting Results from Crowdsourcing” . The night begun with CEOs from Ideas while you sleep,, DesginCrowd and MediaConnect sharing their experiences running these sites or in MediaConnects case; using them. You can see their individual presentations from the night here.


Phil Sim, CEO, MediaConnect – An Outsource Experience


Phil Sim, CEO of Media Connect has been outsourcing projects for over 10 years.

He shares with the attendees at The Insight Exchanges “Getting Results from Crowdsourcing event” his experiences and knowledge on using multiple crowdsourcing platforms to run his very successful small business.

Matt Barrie, CEO of – Outsource Everything

Matt Barrie - Outsource Everything

Matt Barrie, CEO of presents “Outsource Everything” at the Getting Results from Crowdsourcing event on 31 May 2010.

Matt explains that you can create a multimillion dollar empire overnight on a shoestring budget, using sites like his. He shows us examples of the types of things you can outsource, how his company came to be and why Crowdsourcing is the next big thing.


Yvonne Adele, Chief Idealist of Ideas Culture


Yvonne Adele, Chief Idealist of Ideas Culture explains how she created her company “Ideas while you sleep” – practically overnight.

Sharing with us how she uses her own unique brainstorming techniques to generate ideas from around the globe…. literally while you sleep… Yvonne spoke at The Insight Exchanges Getting Results from Crowdsourcing event Check out the full presentation video:

Alec Lynch, CEO, DesignCrowd – 5 tips in 5 minutes

Alec Presentation slide

Alec Lynch, CEO of Australian competition platform DesignCrowd explains how Crowdsourcing can deliver amazing results. Alec gives us 5 tips in 5 minutes on how to effectively tackle the crowdsourcing process. Presented at The Insight Exchanges’ Getting Results from Crowdsourcing, 31 May, 2010.

Check out the video and five tips from Alec’s presentation below:


What are Your Favorite Crowdsourcing Sites for Graphic Design?

What works best for you in using crowdsourcing for graphic design such as logos, stationery, brochures and websites?

Do you use design competition sites such as 99designs, CrowdSpring, or DesignCrowd, and if so which one is best?

Or do you prefer to use services marketplaces such as Odesk,, or Elance for your design tasks?