How would you collect data (text, images, links) from 50+ people?
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@msbt How about using NodeBB with relevant categories for the countries + projects?
It handles text images and links, just like we do here.
@robi that's a great ! Forums also has post history, edit, moderation, API etc. And easy enough for users to do data entry.
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@msbt I recently used Nextcloud for something similar and it was sooo nice to be able to make an upload folder for different people, and them only. And then it was all on one central site making it easier for me to use the images and txt files they uploaded. Plus, you get to either buy a cool new domain, or use a subdomain of the cool domain you already have for the event. Makes it seem more "professional" to me.
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@robi nice, a forum is indeed in interesting approach, but maybe a bit tricky to filter textblocks from images, ...
This can be done by categories and topics. text topics and image topics segregate them for example.
Similarly a Surfer directory structure letting people upload to the appropriate place is also a possibility. Shared login or otherwise.
@msbt Maybe GlideApps? Particularly if the files are not very big (space is expensive on Glide). Very simple to create and maintain (given that it runs off Google Sheets). Happy to help as I have created a few of these apps.
Or Backendless? It has a Drag n Drop UI builder + a stable backend.
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I recently came across this app which sounds like it could be useful for this too:
"Simple, Robust and Powerful Tools For Data Collection"
I'm going to add it to the wish list now...
I am not sure what you ended up going with. But here are some thoughts. It seems like something like https://artcall.org/ might be helpful. It might have a self hosted alternative. Not sure how much customization they allow.
It might be helpful to look at what academic institutions and museums use. While there are others, here are some off the top of my head to give you an idea of what I am talking about.
Omeka S:For institutions managing a sharable resource pool across multiple sites
For individual projects and educators
Or something like Arches:
Arches is an open source software platform freely available for cultural heritage organizations to independently deploy to help them manage their cultural heritage data.
I would be interested in what you end up using.
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