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Allana Mayer

Allana Mayer is an archivist, librarian, and freelance writer in Toronto. She has an undergraduate degree in cultural studies, and a graduate degree in library and information science. She researches and writes on all topics cultural-heritage but especially on art and media, digital preservation, copyright, scholarly communications, and technology for archives and archivists.


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Crowdsourcing, Open Data and Precarious Labour

Crowdsourcing and microtransactions are two halves of the same coin: they both mark new stages in the continuing devaluation of labour.