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Wikipedia in the library[Reference @ the Metcalfe]        State Library of NSW             8 May 2012             Liam Wya...
Does your library have a volunteer program?         ...an e-volunteer program?   Wikipedia already is your e-volunteerprog...
Definitions of “use”• read it• cite it• edit it• research it
Definitions of “use”• read it       the best place to start• cite it       use its references instead• edit it       a way ...
Three Policy Pillars•   Neutral Point of View    (NPOV)•   Verifiability (V)•   No Original Research    (NOR)
Why you need to know      (4 big themes)
1. Wikipedia is the fastest way        to reach your audience“If Wikipedia is becoming the family encyclopedia forthe twen...
2. We are a global Community
280+  Number of Wikipedia language editions(Each has its own, self-governing community)
DDhaka, Bangladesh
Reykjavik, Iceland
Tabriz, Iran
Jakarta, Indonesia
3. We are big (and small)
5thRank of Wikimedia sites, globally
18b monthly pageviews     (2b mobile)
0Amount spent on advertising ourselves. Number of advertisements we show.  (We’re 100% funded by donations)
Go where the audience is going...  Popular search queries         nma.gov.au            Wikipedia.org  National museum of ...
4. We are Free.
“Free”•the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it•the freedom to study the work and to apply knowledge ...
Free x 2• 100% OSS, 100% open standards, 100% copyleft• charitable foundation, volunteers, no advertising, no  royalties, ...
Reuse!
Free x 3                       SPEECH Wikipedia is not censored and provides the sameaccess to all readers, in all countri...
GLAM-Wiki case studies  (8 ideas for projects you could run)
Bringing Wikipedia in-house to find waysof building a proactive relationship, ofmutual benefit, without underminingthe princ...
Two Years of             Wikipedians in Residence10                        11                                             ...
Residencies in 2011• Chateau de Versailles - 24h challenge• Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - apprentices• Derby Museum ...
Bibliotheque National de France     Transcription where OCR won’t do
British Library“edit-a-thon” events focusing on unique resources
National Library of Australia  Easy referencing of digitised newspapers
Seznam členůposádky Bounty (cz)       or    Lázadás a   Bountyn (hu)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/    File:Nla.ms-ms53...
State Library of Queensland    Regional training workshops
We’re doing the same thing, for the samereason, for the same people, in the same     medium. Let’s do it together.
Peace, Love & Metadata      liamwyatt@gmail.com         [[user:witty lama]]            @wittylama     www.wittylama.com/blog
Wikipedia in the library : Liam Wyatt's presentation for #risg2012
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  1. 1. Wikipedia in the library[Reference @ the Metcalfe] State Library of NSW 8 May 2012 Liam Wyatt @wittylama wittylama.com/blog
  2. 2. Does your library have a volunteer program? ...an e-volunteer program? Wikipedia already is your e-volunteerprogram, you’re just not affiliated with it, yet.
  3. 3. Definitions of “use”• read it• cite it• edit it• research it
  4. 4. Definitions of “use”• read it the best place to start• cite it use its references instead• edit it a way to learn by doing• research it potentially enlightening!
  5. 5. Three Policy Pillars• Neutral Point of View (NPOV)• Verifiability (V)• No Original Research (NOR)
  6. 6. Why you need to know (4 big themes)
  7. 7. 1. Wikipedia is the fastest way to reach your audience“If Wikipedia is becoming the family encyclopedia forthe twenty-first century, historians probably have aprofessional obligation to make it as good as possible.”Roy Rosenzweig, The Journal of American History, Volume 93, Number 1 (June 2006) 117-46
  8. 8. 2. We are a global Community
  9. 9. 280+ Number of Wikipedia language editions(Each has its own, self-governing community)
  10. 10. DDhaka, Bangladesh
  11. 11. Reykjavik, Iceland
  12. 12. Tabriz, Iran
  13. 13. Jakarta, Indonesia
  14. 14. 3. We are big (and small)
  15. 15. 5thRank of Wikimedia sites, globally
  16. 16. 18b monthly pageviews (2b mobile)
  17. 17. 0Amount spent on advertising ourselves. Number of advertisements we show. (We’re 100% funded by donations)
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 4. We are Free.
  20. 20. “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/
  21. 21. Free x 2• 100% OSS, 100% open standards, 100% copyleft• charitable foundation, volunteers, no advertising, no royalties, no permissions, available to use and re-use. 1. GRATIS 2. LIBRE
  22. 22. Reuse!
  23. 23. Free x 3 SPEECH Wikipedia is not censored and provides the sameaccess to all readers, in all countries, in all languages.
  24. 24. GLAM-Wiki case studies (8 ideas for projects you could run)
  25. 25. Bringing Wikipedia in-house to find waysof building a proactive relationship, ofmutual benefit, without underminingthe principles of either.
  26. 26. Two Years of Wikipedians in Residence10 11 12 June Aug Jan Mar May June Aug British The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis Museum Chateau de Versailles Derby Museum, Museu Picasso / Barcelona MoMA, NYPL, British Library, National Archives OCLC Smithsonian Israel Museum
  27. 27. Residencies in 2011• Chateau de Versailles - 24h challenge• Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - apprentices• Derby Museum & Gallery - QRpedia codes• US National Archives - document of the day• Museu Picasso, Smithsonian, MoMA, Israel Museum, Berlin State...
  28. 28. Bibliotheque National de France Transcription where OCR won’t do
  29. 29. British Library“edit-a-thon” events focusing on unique resources
  30. 30. National Library of Australia Easy referencing of digitised newspapers
  31. 31. Seznam členůposádky Bounty (cz) or Lázadás a Bountyn (hu)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Nla.ms-ms5393-2-s1.jpg
  32. 32. State Library of Queensland Regional training workshops
  33. 33. We’re doing the same thing, for the samereason, for the same people, in the same medium. Let’s do it together.
  34. 34. Peace, Love & Metadata liamwyatt@gmail.com [[user:witty lama]] @wittylama www.wittylama.com/blog

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