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Opening Scotland: MGS’ Wikimedian in Residence and the diversification of engagement

Presentation given to #oer16 about the first 12 months of the MGS / WMUK Residency

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Opening Scotland: MGS’ Wikimedian in Residence and the diversification of engagement

  1. 1. Opening Scotland MGS’ Wikimedian in Residence and the diversification of engagement Sara Thomas Wikimedian in Residence @lirazelf
  2. 2. Contribution to open knowledge is a natural extension of outreach
  3. 3. The National Strategy for Scotland’s Museums & Galleries
  4. 4. What did the project achieve?
  5. 5. 15 editathons 19 training sessions 27 speaking engagements 280 new users ~100 cultural institutions 750 people A year in Wikimedia By lirazelf (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0]
  6. 6. 250 new images 76 new articles 160 articles improved By Bookpluscoffee (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] By Mcmeekinbraemar (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] By lirazelf(Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] By Coatsobservatory (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] By Eoin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] By lirazelf (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0]
  7. 7. Unforeseen outcomes By lirazelf (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0]
  8. 8. Co-production
  9. 9. impact... ...participants felt more confident working in open knowledge, inspired to continue, and interested in doing similar work in the future either in this role or another.
  10. 10. What wasn’t achieved? Policy change @ a contact institution Large scale image release By Coatsobservatory (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] By lirazelf (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] By Elflin(Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0]
  11. 11. What challenges & barriers did the project face?
  12. 12. Fear of… … loss of control ….loss of revenue ....lack of skills … conservatism … risk aversion … funding context
  13. 13. What did we learn?
  14. 14. skills attitudes infrastructure
  15. 15. Where do we go from here?
  16. 16. Thanks! Sara Thomas sa.thomas@live.com @lirazelf

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