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Presentation given at IUPUI on 19th April 2010. "Wikipedia and the Cultural Sector" - about some of the problems and advantages that the two communities have in working with each other.

Presentation given at IUPUI on 19th April 2010. "Wikipedia and the Cultural Sector" - about some of the problems and advantages that the two communities have in working with each other.

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  • 1. Wikipedia and the Cultural Sector Liam Wyatt, 19 April 2010 IUPUI, Indianapolis
  • 2. Some introduction...
  • 3. Wiki. What? Wikis in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  • 4. Charity Software Chapter Website
  • 5. http://underdogpictures.com/wikidoc/site/trailer.htm Documentary trailer - “Truth in Numbers” •s
  • 6. Lets talk about Mission Statements...
  • 7. Common theme... Engaging the community with their culture. Preserving and sharing that culture. So how does WP fit that theme?
  • 8. http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/2010/04/09/the-bird-flies-in-denver/
  • 9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WPSPA
  • 10. Some key principles...
  • 11. Pillars • Neutral Point of View (NPOV) • Verifiability (V) • No Original Research (NOR) cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pillars
  • 12. “Free” • the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it • the freedom to study the work and to apply knowledge acquired from it • the freedom to make and redistribute copies, in whole or in part, of the information or expression • the freedom to make changes and improvements, and to distribute derivative works http://freedomdefined.org/
  • 13. http://creativecommons.org/
  • 14. “Free x2” not for profit, volunteer created, available to use, and re-use. Imagine if you never had to deal with a licensing org. again! Gratis Libre
  • 15. If you love something, set it free.
  • 16. (even if love isn’t always free) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOVE_(Sculpture)
  • 17. Not every Wiki is Wikipedia...
  • 18. Local History http://mallala.nowandthen.net.au/
  • 19. Community Heritage Wiki • Bridges the digital divide in a community • Builds, strengthens and connects networks • Is extensible, transferrable, storable • Lets you have your “own space” and connect it to Wikipedia if you choose
  • 20. Problems and Solutions (?) in Wikimedia 1. Freedom of panorama v. Permission 2. Biting newbies v. Community 3. Wiki-markup v. Usability 4. Scarce resources v. Measuring ROI
  • 21. 1. Panoramafreiheit http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_panorama On the other hand... The US is the home of P.D.
  • 22. 2. Community http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEkF5o6KPNI
  • 23. 3. Usability Before... http://usability.wikimedia.org/
  • 24. Soon!
  • 25. 4. Measuring quantitatively & qualitatively http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BM
  • 26. Peace, Love & Metadata liamwyatt@gmail.com [[user:witty lama]] @wittylama www.wittylama.com/blog Presentation available via my website