A Gresham’s Law for Crowdsourcing and Scholarship?

A Gresham’s Law for Crowdsourcing and Scholarship? by Ben W. Brumfield.

Ben examines the difficulties of involving both professionals and “amateurs” in crowd-sourced projects.

The point of controversy being whether or not professionals will decline to be identified by projects that include amateurs?

There isn’t any smoking gun evidence and I suspect the reaction of both professionals and amateurs varies from field to field.

Still, it is something you may run across if you use crowd-sourcing to build semantic annotations and/or data archives.

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