Category Archive: Oxyrhynchus Papyri

Oct 11

Crowdsourcing – the ‘Ancient Lives’ Project

Image of a papyrus fragment made available in the initial press release for Ancient Lives

Crowdsourcing The term ‘crowdsourcing’ was first used by Jeff Howe in a Wired Magazine article, the word itself a portmanteau of outsourcing and crowd. Initially, the term focused on the business world and had connotations of profit, outsourcing jobs and cheap labour.   The term has been increasingly repurposed by cultural heritage and citizen science, …

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