Using Video Games to Proofread Digitized Manuscripts

I know it’s a bit of a tangent, but I thought this article was really interesting, and hey, it is about video games!

The National Library of Finland has developed a video game in which people try to identify whether two words match or not in order to verify the accuracy of digitzed manuscripts.

It’s interesting that the library is using a little iPhone game to motivate random citizens to volunteer for them — do you think this will be more effective than using paid interns or volunteers? What else could people do with crowdsourced video game volunteers?


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