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Collaborative Distributed Data Entry

Many piles of <a href=”information on the Internet have been compiled by loosely affiliated interested amateurs.

There are great advantages to this method, in particular harnessing the complementary knowledge, motivation, and energy of lots of different people.

But there are drawbacks, too: concerns about the accuracy and completeness of the information and the timeliness with which it gathered.

What kind of research (formally or informally) has been done to analyze different approaches in this area? Are there “best practices” for how people are admitted to the editor community, oversight and approval of contributed data, etc.?

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