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A year of GLAM, UK Wikimedia, QRpedia - presentation at the 11th Europeana Conference at the Austrian National Library in October 2011

A year of GLAM, UK Wikimedia, QRpedia - presentation at the 11th Europeana Conference at the Austrian National Library in October 2011

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  • A1 Hello etc. GLAM is galleries, Librarie s, Archives and Museums How do we - support continuous audience engagement reach high level of quality Founder Jimmy Wales said it ... Wikimedia UK is doing it too
  • Note: Image from Wiki Loves Monuments web site by Elya So last year there was a lot of work done trying out Wikimedia Loves Monuments. It was very successful in 2010 and this year involves 15 to 16 countries with a new country joining every week. Why did the UK not get involved. Two main reasons – one we are enthused by GLAM and there was no UK champion. The other more important reason is that the UK gov already has large monument databases which we did not know how to obtain and particularly to get a free license. The task is very large – Cologne has 9,000 monuments. In a very enthusiastic day a tem loaded 200 images although more may follow. The UK has already done Geograph – this has given us 2.6million images with ten og thousands still needing additional meta data tagging
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  • H8 Talking of maps .... Where are we? So Wikipedia shows us where we (gesture) are on the map. Its this article that appears when tourists click on Google maps to see what is in the West Country. It mentions four or five major items and is a very short article at 1,349 words. If you look for a “free” image then this is the uncomplimentary one that you find.
  • L12 Actually Derby museum’s article was unusually large before we started. In reality it not such a grand museum as Bristol's main museum or the M Shed but in cyberspace on Wikipedia it probably scored 6/10 for a museum Where there is no information Wikipedia is happy to fill that gap. BBC Radio Facebook Wikipedia Loves Monuments
  • We wanted to use QR codes in addition to labels We installed QR codes in Derby museum on sample objects. Old technology (1994) So, visitors were reading facts not written by curators – audience involvement Both Wikipedians and curators could edit the Wikipedia page
  • P16 supplemental You find a QR code in this case one for Derby Museum, you click on it with in this case a phone set to operate in Japanese and because of this Qrpedia displays not the English page, not a translation, but an article about this museum written by someone in Japan.
  • O15 This is the same result as Wikipedia Loes Monuments – but not pictures but articles
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  • QR Codes add value to museums (at no cost) Wikipedia pages mean updating is easy Linking to smart phones creates accessibility Language support is possible using QRpedia Opens up your multi-ethnic city ( e.g. Bristol has 32,000 Somalis ) Curators create global impact for their museum and their city
  • The best data is not on Europeana – legacy data is still available to you, but the best data is not – and we update that daily.

04 roger bamkin europeanna 5th october 2011 vienna_2011-09-26_225227 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Making GLAM information available inside and outside cultural institutions 5 th October 2011 – Austrian National Library Roger Bamkin Chair Wikimedia UK This presentation is CC-BY-SA except for logos and screen prints which are Fair Use or used with permission Main Page
  • 2. Wiki Loves Monuments - 2011 In 2010 Wikimedia Netherlands did a pilot and loaded 12,500 images In 2011 there were 15/16 countries involved 100K free images, Why not the UK?
  • 3. Wikimedia UK has organised 75 events so far in the UK – and predicts > 1,000 in five years When
    • Its fun to crowdsource. This is “audience involvement” which Wikimedians require
    • But, we have 2,600,000 “Geograph” pictures (meta data & geo-located - that we don’t have the time to use)
    • We aim to increase the “quality of knowledge” – We know the UK government has a very good monument database. We may be just wasting our time creating “another database” that takes longer to integrate then it did to produce.
    • Wikipedia is peer-reviewed. If we want to improve the quality then we need to improve the peers. GLAM and EDU does this.
    • Curators and librarians like (but lack) the audience we have
    Finding an audience ...
  • 4. Curators and librarians improve our quality , we must improve their participation Where Major pre-Columbian artefact in this library is available in five languages – but not German. Wikipedia Images The library as seen by the world (note: free image from Commons)
  • 5. Creating change – an example Derby Museum The wiki article was better than average, but poor Derby Museum is a small regional museum On Wikipedia In Reality Why
  • 6. QRpedia supplies Wikipedia pages in any language
    • QRpedia Code
    • Allows mobile access to the Wikipedia page in your language improving audience participation and quality
    We created a web site to receive the QRpedia requests The website recognises the language of the users phone It redirects to the correct article in the language defined by the phone How
  • 7. How does QRpedia work? We will ... ... And you can do it NOW! But where will we find all the extra text in French, German , Polish etc? How
  • 8. “ Collateral damage”
    • “ Derby” is now in 60 languages. >150 objects now have a QRpedia code and an article in 10? languages.
    • However:
    • Nearby bridges got articles, churches, the library next door, castles, Monuments and in different languages
    • Paintings that people thought were in Derby (but are not) got articles
    • Paintings that were in storage got articles
    • People who worked for the museum in the 19th century got articles
    Benefit ^ How Fulfils mutual mission to educate and share knowledge Raises interest in & status of any culture across the world This results in more hits to a Library or Museum’s webpage How
  • 9. 14,000 people read about this painting on English Wikipedia But it was written first in French ... translated into English ... and then into Russian ... onto the Russian main page Where 53,000 read about it How
  • 10. 1,250 articles on Derby Museum exhibits Eventually won by a Russian How
  • 11. Who wrote them all? How This is like WLM... Quality? Audience? Its not here!