Finnish Crowdsourcing Games

You know how much I love projects incorporating games with digitization? So very much that I am sharing this RWW article on the National Library of Finland.

Feast your eyes on their clever Digitalkoot (digital volunteers) project. In conjunction with Microtask, a company dedicated to distributed work via the internet, the National Library of Finland dreamed up two games – Mole Bridge and Mole Hunt – both focused on correcting errors in OCR. Players write and identify words that presented issues during the normal computer OCR process, increasing accuracy and enabling greater access to Finland’s cultural heritage.

Did I mention how brilliant this is?

 

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