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Wikipedian In Residence at Archives of American Art

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An introduction for who I am and what I am doing at the Archives of American Art as Wikipedian In Residence, summer 2010.

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Wikipedian In Residence at Archives of American Art

  1. 1. Wikipedia:GLAM/AAA<br />Who am I and what am I doing here?<br />14 June 2011<br />@Sarah_Stierch / stierchs@si.edu<br />
  2. 2. We share values<br />Wikimedia Vision:<br />Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment. <br />Smithsonian Mission:<br />The increase and diffusion of knowledge <br />Smithsonian Vision:<br />Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world <br />
  3. 3. WHATIS?<br />GALLERIES<br />LIBRARIES<br />ARCHIVES<br />MUSEUMS<br />
  4. 4. WikipedianIn ResidenceWikipedia in what?<br />Liam Wyatt becomes the first<br />British Museum<br />The Children’s Museum<br />Derby Museum<br />Palace of Versailles<br />Picasso Museum <br />National Archives <br />ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART!!!<br />Lori, Alex, Sarah & DominicGLAMcamp NYC 2011<br />
  5. 5. THE NITTY GRITTY<br />Low: Only microfilm or small selection of images<br />Mid: Light bio info on collection page.<br />High: Oral history, partially digitized<br />Top: Fully digitized<br />78 out of 110<br />33% - 538 out of 2000 subjects. GOAL: move up & left, more arts coverage is needed overall! <br />
  6. 6. Backstage Pass<br />A must have!<br />Allow special view into the world of GLAM, guided by staff<br />Get Wikis excited about contributing & rewarding<br />Brings together staff & Wikimedians; allowing for ideas and conversation – lunch<br />Create articles afterwards<br />Wikimedians at the British Museum are shown a Durer print block made of pear wood by the assistant keeper of Dutch & Flemish prints, 2010<br />
  7. 7. Let’s edit! <br />Hoxne Challenge at BM<br />Is there a collection that is notable like Hoxne?<br />Featured article contest<br />Prizes for first 5 featured in any language<br />Showcase complete digitized collections<br />Student collaborations <br />Art students biography writing contest<br />You provide the resources, we write – Edit-a-thon<br />10 Wikipedians, free lunch + your knowledge = high quality articles in one day. <br />Emily Barto, 1937 Oct 6<br />Federal Art Project - PD<br />
  8. 8. So many options..<br />WikiSource<br />Translate<br />Transcribe<br />Peer Review<br />Contest perhaps<br />Content Donation<br />A favorite of Wikimedians – release images (often PD) into Wikimedia Commons<br />Photographs, documents, artwork; all high res<br />NARA<br />TCMI<br />Cookoff<br />Fun idea to have a cook off featuring recipes in the archives – local.<br />Charles Sheeler to William Macbeth, 1910 Sept. 26<br />
  9. 9. If you love something, set it free!(inspired by Sting by way of Liam)<br />

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