Crowdsourcing Peer Review in the Digital Humanities?


We propose an alternative approach to the standard peer review activity that aims to exploit the otherwise lost opinions of readers of publications which is called Readersourcing, originally proposed by Mizzaro [1]. Such an approach can be formalized by means of different models which share the same general principles. These models should be able to define a way, to measure the overall quality of a publication as well the reputation of a reader as an assessor; moreover, from these measures it should be possible to derive the reputation of a scholar as an author. We describe an ecosystem called Readersourcing 2.0 which provides an implementation for two Readersourcing models [2, 3] by outlining its goals and requirements. Readersourcing 2.0 will be used in the future to gather fresh data to analyze and validate.

Book of Abstracts, 8th AIUCD Conference 2019 – Pedagogy, Teaching, and Research in the Age of Digital Humanities, page 251. Udine, Italy, 2019