Engagement Analysis

Classification data from all three projects was analyzed as a part of Engaging Crowds and this analysis is described in the project's final report, which will be available on the Towards a National Collection website.

This page provides access to the data used for the analysis, comprising descriptions of the classifications made by the volunteers who contributed to all three projects. We are hugely grateful to everyone who contributed.

  • Download the data that the data analysis was based upon as zip or tar.xz.

Information on reproduction

The charts in the final report were generated by these scripts.

A reproduction recipe is included in the README.txt in the downloads, above.

The charts should not change significantly with later commits, but new charts may be added or bugs may be fixed.

Information on reuse


The records of the Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital are Public Records (Crown copyright), held by the National Maritime Museum as an official place of deposit under the terms of the Public Records Acts. The images of these records are used online by the National Maritime Museum with permission from Ancestry.

The images are made available under the terms of the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. Users can view but not download the images. Users can re-use the images for non-commercial research, education or private study only.

The data are transcriptions of Public Records, which are also covered by Crown Copyright. The data is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL), which is compatible with CC BY 4.0 licence. Users can copy, publish, distribute, transmit and adapt the data for both commercial and non-commercial use.

Scarlets and Blues

© Images used in Scarlets and Blues are reproduced by permission of The National Archives. The National Archives does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library.

The National Archives is a government department, which means that all of the material we create is subject to Crown copyright. Data produced by volunteers is available for re-use under the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL). This licence allows people to copy, publish and distribute information, as long as they acknowledge its source. It is compatible with the CC BY 4.0 Licence and the Open Data Commons Attribution Licence.

The RBGE Herbarium

These images are licensed according to the CC BY 4.0 licence. This licence allows people to freely use images as long as they give appropriate credit and indicate if any changes have been made.

The data transcribed by volunteers is licensed according to the CC0 licence. This licence means there are no copyright restrictions on this data and it can be freely reused.

Citation information

Any use of the images or data from HMS NHS should credit 'National Maritime Museum' as the source.

Any use of the images or data from Scarlets and Blues should credit 'The National Archives' as the source.

Any use of the images or data from The RBGE Herbarium should credit 'Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh' as the source.