7 GLAMwiki Facts and Tips
- How to start GLAMwiki projects
once you've convinced your staff December 3, 2013, DISH13 Conference, Rotterdam
“THE POWER OF WIKI IS NOT
TECHNOLOGY. IT IS COMMUNITY”
Become a member of the community. Spend one Sunday
afternoon editing at home. You'll understand how it works
and why we do it. Feel it!
“YOU WON'T FINISH WIKIPEDIA.
DON'T PANIC. BETA IS OK”
“Think Big, start small, move fast. But Move”
“VOLUNTEERS ARE HARDER, BETTER,
Train on Digital Judo. Rethink your role in an environment
where volunteers have better skills, more time and resources
and sometimes even are more commited with the topic.
Don't forget you are getting payed. They don't.
“REFERENCES ARE THE LAW”
Wikipedians don't create knowledge, spread existing one.
References are the wiki currency. Prepare yours.
Be bold, but don't feed the trolls.
“YOU ARE NOT THE STAR.
YOUR CONTENT IS”
World won't Google you. What makes your GLAM unique?
Contextualize your relevant content. Focus on topics. People
will find your relevant material while looking for other things.
...and don't edit the Wikipedia article about your GLAM!
“FREE DOESN'T MEAN QUICK”
You are joining the “world's biggest knowledge party”.
It deserves and require some time: Reserve it from your
“WIKIMEDIANS LOVE TALKING
Don't be scared about your copyright issues. There is a
legion of volunteers checking rights statements of every
single file you upload like nowhere else on the Internet.
Wikipedians push for free knowledge respecting the law.