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People-Powered Research Enables Large Scale Projects

Many of us are familiar with the concept of crowdfunding. Companies like Kickstarter allow anyone with an idea to solicit funds to make it a reality by posting their proposal online to invite anyone to donate money. Tens of thousands of people have contributed to the creation of new technology, music, software programs. Even canceled-but-beloved television shows like Reading Rainbow have been reborn thanks to the efforts of Kickstarter campaigns.

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Five Reasons to Crowdsource the Library

Do you want to create social engagement within your community, develop a more participatory library, and create user-centered innovations? If so, then consider crowdsourcing the library.