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Museum Documentation and Wikipedia.de

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Possibilities, opportunities and advantages for scholars and museums

Museum Documentation and Wikipedia.de

  1. 1. Museum Documentation and Wikipedia.dePossibilities, opportunities and advantages for scholars and museums Thomas Tunsch
  2. 2. Museum and Wikipedia It’s a museum, what’s to know? You bang in a nail, you hang up a picture. Any idiot could do that. – Sophia Petrillo Wikipedia generates noise, not knowledge. Previous encyclopedias were well-researched and contained precise information that could be trusted to be correct. Wikipedia, on the other hand, contains a large amount of errors, omissions and superfluous trivia. – Prillinger, 2004April 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 2
  3. 3. Museum and WikipediaDifferent worlds? Scholars Authors General Public Reference sources LibrariesApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 3
  4. 4. Museum and Wikipedia From idea to publication PublicationIdea Research (Scholar) (Book, Catalogue, Website) Single use of resources Articles Conferences Databases and references Books Colleagues Web Resources Start-End process PublicationIdea Research (Scholar) (Book, Catalogue, Website) Wikipedia Multiple use of resources and references Scholar as part of Community (Publication, Structures, Ideas, Developments) Network process April 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 4
  5. 5. Collaborative Communities collecting objects  collecting data and providing documentation information pieces creating knowledge about  documenting discussions, objects and the representing citations and sources fields of expertise  generating articles, presenting objects and assembling categories, information to the public building portals ia um pe d u se i ki M WApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 5
  6. 6. Collaborative Communities Methods Practical Experience Content ContributorsApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 6
  7. 7. Collaborative CommunitiesMethods Discussion page Conventions, manuals, standards – community process Methodic instruments – creating – changing – discussing Keywords – collaborative – colleagues – communication – communityApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 7
  8. 8. Collaborative CommunitiesPractical experience Knowledge and interaction Neutral Point of View (NPOV) Scholars, knowledge and communityApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 8
  9. 9. Collaborative Communities Subjective information subject Information sources field Scholar Colleagues experience ORIENTED LibrariesMULTIPLE specific channels subjects unspecific sectors fields experiences Wikipedia April 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 9
  10. 10. Collaborative CommunitiesNPOV My Point Of View POV sources of Community POVinformation (University, specific field, Wikipedia) POV Neutral POVApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 10
  11. 11. Collaborative CommunitiesScholars, knowledge and community public access to Expert field of expertise – knowledge specialization – expert’s Expert knowledge specific field Generalist accessibility Wikipedia general knowledgeApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 11
  12. 12. Collaborative CommunitiesContent Metadata – SWD (Subject Headings Authority File) – PND (Name Authority File) Articles, templates and categories – categories – lists and reference tables – portals – awards (German: excellent, worth reading) Quality management – quality assurance (German) – Peer review – WikiProject Commons LanguagesApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 12
  13. 13. Collaborative CommunitiesContributors Contributors and interactivity – scholars – other museum staff – visitors – students Potential visitors Participatory cultureApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 13
  14. 14. Museums • Scholars • Wikipedia Data, information, knowledge, wisdom Access points Museum activities Tools for museumsApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 14
  15. 15. Museums • Scholars • WikipediaDIKW Which parts of the DataInformationKnowledgeWisdom chain provide the most efficient connections between museums and the Wikipedia? – Individual scholar • Articles, Data & Information – Community of scholars • PortalApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 15
  16. 16. Museums • Scholars • WikipediaAccess points Where are the easiest access  See also: points for scholars, and how – Commons can connections been built? – Wiktionary – Articles – Wikisource – Documentation – Wikibooks – Search & Find – Wikiquote – Documentation & Public – Wikinews – CIDOC CRM & – Wikiversity Vocabularies – Wikispecies – Technology • database links • templates • tools • projectsApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 16
  17. 17. Museums • Scholars • WikipediaMuseum activities Which museum activities can be  museum documentation (e.g. seen as related to Wikipedia objects, controlled vocabulary, with mutual benefits for both exhibitions) communities?  research How can scholars be part of  public access (exhibitions, these activities? visitor information, …)  publications (catalogues, websites, …)  educational material  Scholars (academic activities) – ontologies and reference techniques – methods to verify information in museum documentation – critical use of sourcesApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 17
  18. 18. Museums • Scholars • WikipediaAdditional benefits Information for Wikipedia – Content for articles – Links…April 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 18
  19. 19. Museums • Scholars • WikipediaTools What are possible tools that  Museums Wiki would enable the use of Wikipedia, and which tools are missing?April 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 19
  20. 20. What’s next? Maybe next time we meet in a new portal for museums in Wikipedia? Don’t worry, nobody has to bang in a nail or hang up a picture there ….April 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 20
  21. 21. Content Museum and Wikipedia  Museums, Scholars and Wikipedia – Different worlds? – DIKW – From idea to publication* – Access points Collaborative Communities – Museum activities – Collaborative Communities – Additional benefits* – Methods – Tools – Practical experience  What’s next? – Subjective information – NPOV – Scholars, knowledge and community – Content – Contributors* * not in introductionApril 13, 2007 Museums and the Web 2007 21
  22. 22. See alsoMuseum Documentation and Wikipedia.de Thomas Tunsch

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