DigiBird: on the fly collection integration supported by the crowd

Paper
Chris Dijkshoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Cristina-Iulia Bucur, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Maarten Brinkerink, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Netherlands, Sander Pieterse, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands, Lora Aroyo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Published paper: DigiBird: On the fly collection integration supported by the crowd

Online cultural heritage collections often contain complementary objects, which makes integration between heterogeneous collections a worthwhile effort. In order to do so, objects have to be adequately described. Crowdsourcing in cultural heritage is evolving to be an approach to collect annotations at scale, but faces challenges regarding sustainability and structured use of results in the context of existing collections. The DigiBird project integrates four distinct nature-related collections and serves as a hub for crowdsourcing systems that extend collection data. An Application Program Interface (API) is built on top of the DigiBird pipeline, enabling institutions to embed integrated results in their online collections.

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