MCN is pleased to announce that Axiell partnered with MCN as its 2016 “Market Trends sponsor”. This gives Axiell the opportunity to develop an annual survey, whose findings will add new market intelligence to our sector in the form of a free industry report that will be shared throughout MCN’s community and Axiell’s customers.
Axiell is interested in knowing the predominant strategies that museums use to improve your collections data and to what degree your institution is leveraging volunteers and crowdsourcing. Leveraging volunteers and crowdsourcing are often lauded as solutions for addressing digitization backlogs, data cleaning and increasing the depth of data records.
However, this is often much more difficult than it sounds and comes with an inherent set of challenges. While some institutions make fantastic strides in this area, others struggle to get started.
If you’re interested in responding to the survey, use the info below:
The findings of the survey will be made available in a free report which will provide readers with insight into how different institutions use volunteers and crowdsourcing to improve their collections data; how different institutions prioritize this approach, how much progress has been made, what challenges are being faced and what solutions are being implemented. The report will be co-presented by Axiell and MCN.
The full report will include case studies and practical advice from successful programs, identify challenges and potential pitfalls and provide an overview of how the industry prioritizes volunteers and crowdsourcing.