Websites for crowdsourcing cultural heritage support participation by encouraging users to engage with the collection.
Explanation: Engagement refers to reading, browsing, searching, and returning to cultural heritage collection-related content.
Benefits: Stimulating interest in and promoting a sense of collaboration with the collecting institution encourages new visitors to contribute, and contributors to continue participating.
Examples of compliance with this principle:
- Displaying images of all collection items being processed
- Featuring collection items in a prominent place, such as the homepage
- Describing highlights of the collection
- Online exhibitions
- Displaying collection item metadata
- Linking to related content
- Displaying stories about the collection and collection items, which may be in the form of blog posts integrated with the site
- Sharing stories about collection items from contributors and output users.
- Enabling user curation, such as the selection of favourite collection items
- Enabling users to download digitized collection item files