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Lessons from Wikipedians in Residence

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Presented at the American Association of Museums in April 2012.

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Lessons from Wikipedians in Residence

  1. Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums us.glamwiki.org #glamwiki @glamwiki Endorsed by The Media & Technology Committee & The Public Relations & Marketing Committee
  2. Letting Wikipedia in cc by-sa 3.0 The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis• The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis deploys numerous social media channels to support family learning experiences.
  3. Wikipedia Strategic Plan Children’s Museum of IndianapolisScope Through a partnership with Wikimedia, The Children’s Museum aims to coordinate the sharing of resources between the museum and the Wikimedia community. By working with volunteers in the Wikipedia community, the Children’s Museum is able to improve the quality of information in Wikipedia articles related to the museum.
  4. us.glamwiki.org #glamwiki @glamwikiEndorsed by the Media & Technology Committee and the Public Relations & Marketing Committee
  5. Liam Wyatt @wittylamaWikipedian in Residence,British Museum (2010)Cultural Partnerships coordinator,Wikimedia Foundation (2011)Project Officer,Creative Commons Australia (2012) cc by-sa 3.0 HPNadig
  6. Sarah Stierch @Sarah_StierchWikipedian in Residence,Smithsonian Institution(2011-present)Wikimedia FoundationCommunity Fellow(2012-present)
  7. Àlex Hinojo @KippelboyEmerging museumprofessional fromBarcelonaGlamwiki Ambassador.Ongoing projects withover 25 museums cc by-sa 3.0 Lyzzy
  8. Lori Phillips @HstryQTWikipedian in Residence,The Children’s Museum ofIndianapolis (2010-present)US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator,Wikimedia Foundation (2012) cc by-sa 3.0 Lori Phillips
  9. Liam Why Wikipedia?Sarah Events & OutreachÀlex Going DeeperLori What’s Next?
  10. Liam Wyatt @wittylamaWikipedian in Residence,British Museum (2010)Cultural Partnerships coordinator,Wikimedia Foundation (2011)Project Officer,Creative Commons Australia (2012)
  11. Two Years of Wikipedians in Residence10 11 12 June Aug Jan Mar May June Aug GLAM-Wiki Initiative British The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis Museum Chateau de Versailles Museu Picasso / Barcelona Derby Museum, MoMA, National Archives NYPL, British Library, OCLC Smithsonian Israel Museum
  12. Does your museum have a volunteer program? ...an e-volunteer program? Wikipedia already is your e-volunteerprogram, you’re just not affiliated with it, yet.
  13. Bringing Wikipedia in-house to findways of building a proactiverelationship, of mutual benefit, withoutunderminingthe principles of either.
  14. Go where the audience is going... Popular search queries nma.gov.au Wikipedia.org National museum of Australia Google: 1st Google: 3rd Bing: 1st Bing: 2nd NMA Google: 1st Google: 7th Bing: 1st Bing: 9th Gold rush Google: 7th Google: 1st Bing: 8th Bing: 1st Gough Whitlam Google: 3rd Google: 1st Bing: 2nd Bing: 1st John Howard Google: 4rd Google: 1st Bing: 2nd Bing: 1st Ned Kelly Google: > 20th page Google: 1st Bing: > 20th page Bing: 1st Phar Lap Google: 5rd Google: 2nd Bing: 2nd page Bing: 1st
  15. Wikipedia is:Community Curated Works Subject-centric Wikipedia is NOT: a Social Network Object-centric
  16. British Museum Outcomes
  17. Qualitative
  18. Quantitative
  19. We’re doing the same thing, for thesame reason, for the same people, in the same medium. Let’s do it together.
  20. Liam Why Wikipedia?Sarah Events & OutreachÀlex Going DeeperLori What’s Next?
  21. Sarah Stierch @Sarah_StierchWikipedian in Residence,Smithsonian Institution(2011-present)Wikimedia FoundationCommunity Fellow(2012-present)
  22. In House Outreach Were Wikipedians, and were working on the inside!
  23. Edit-a-thons(L) The "war room" at the Smithsonian Institution Archives,photo by Sarah Stierch.(R) Zoologist Viola Shelly Shantz, who worked at NMNH,examining animal pelts, Smithsonian Institution Archives
  24. Backstage Pass(L) A Backstage pass tour at the British Museum(R) A backstage pass tour at the Smithsonian InstitutionArchives
  25. Student programs "Youth at work" on Wikipedia, TCMI Jimmy Wales by Ann Schertz, derivative by Tbayer (WMF)
  26. Liam Why Wikipedia?Sarah Events & OutreachÀlex Going DeeperLori What’s Next?
  27. Àlex Hinojo @KippelboyEmerging museumprofessional fromBarcelonaGlamwiki Ambassador.Ongoing projects withover 25 museums All images are by Kippelboy and CC-BY-SA licensed
  28. Multilingual projects“Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge... in their own language”
  29. Multilingual projects●As a consumer:“We want everything here, now and in our own language”●As a museum professional:“A way to reach wider audiences and small communities”●As an exhibit designer in Barcelona:Bilingual city + English → Over 3 languages in displays! ...but what about the French?
  30. QRpedia● QRpedia : Qrcode system that detects thelanguage of your phone and directs you to aWikipedia article in that language.● You improve visitors experience● You spread the Knowledge generated at yourinstitution worldwide●You generate interesting raw stats and data ofevery single scan (visitor flows, languages, hotpieces, new languages in printed guides needed)
  31. QRpediaFundació Joan Miró● 17 QRpedia codes● 1 edit-a-thon● 4-25 languages● >12.000 scans in 4 months● >1,2M online visits● Visits will remain online after the exhibit
  32. Connecting with educators Museums Joining resources for putting knowledge freely available onlineUniversities / Wikipedia Schools
  33. Connecting with educators Wikipedia Workshops for Museums
  34. Connecting with educatorsWikipedia Workshops for educators
  35. Connecting with educatorsMuseum professionals and educators planning projects with Wikipedia as a co-working environment
  36. Connecting with educators MuseumsUniversities / Wikipedia Schools
  37. Liam Why Wikipedia?Sarah Events & OutreachÀlex Going DeeperLori What’s Next?
  38. Lori Phillips @HstryQTWikipedian in Residence,The Children’s Museum ofIndianapolis (2010-present)US Cultural PartnershipsCoordinator, Wikimedia Cc--by-sa 3.0 Lori PhillipsFoundation (2012)
  39. How far has GLAM-Wiki come? June 2011
  40. March 2012
  41. So now what?
  42. glamwiki.orgBest Practices & Case Studies
  43. The GLAM-Wikisupport system cc-by-sa 3.0, Andrew Lih cc-by-sa 3.0, Sarah Stierch
  44. Diversify your museum’s tribe
  45. us.glamwiki.org
  46. GLAM/US/Connect
  47. GLAM/US/Bookshelf
  48. PKM. cc-by-saInfo us.glamwiki.orgTwitter @glamwikiFacebook GLAMWiki.USEmail glam@wikimedia.org
  49. Dominic McDevitt-Parks @Dominic_MPWikipedian in Residence,National Archives andRecords Administration(2011-Present)M.S. candidate in Libraryand Information Science(Archives Concentration),Simmons College Benoit Rochon, CC-BY-SA 2.5 CA
  50. QUESTIONS PKM. cc-by-saInfo us.glamwiki.orgTwitter @glamwikiFacebook GLAMWiki.USEmail glam@wikimedia.org

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