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Exploring crowdsourcing: a viable solution towards achieving rapid and qualitative tasks

Published on Mar 29, 2013in Library Hi Tech News
· DOI :10.1108/LHTN-01-2013-0002
Dinesh K. Gupta3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Veerbala Sharma2
Estimated H-index: 2
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study and highlight the implementation and implications of crowdsourcing around the globe.Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on a review of the literature related to applications of crowdsourcing.Findings – Crowdsourcing via the Web is a creative mode of user interactivity. It is an online problem‐solving model that has emerged in recent years and its scope and implementation are being explored extensively and rapidly.Practical implications – It is used to attract interested and motivated crowds of individuals who are capable of providing solutions for tasks that require quick results.Originality/value – Although much has been written, not one study could be found on crowdsourcing analysis. This study presents evidence on the actual utilization of crowdsourcing.
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