An Introduction to
-Wiki Projects
Digital Heritage Conference, 2013

Shani Evenstein
National GLAM Projects Coordinator
Wi...
Part 1 –
An Intro to Wiki Projects
Around the World
Wikipedia’s Mission
“to provide a free, high quality
encyclopedia
to every single person on the planet
in their own langua...
Our Rules
Set Knowledge Free
By the People, For the People
• Created by the public, worldwide
• Maintained by the public, worldwide
• Supported by the ...
Giving Back and Reaching Out:
Wiki projects
1 - Strengthen the weak: Outreach Projects
2 – Make the strong even stronger: ...
1 – Outreach Wiki Projects
The most general goal:
to encourage the expansion of smaller language
Wikipedias through advice...
2 – Wiki in the Eduction & GLAM
Quantity & Quality
“content improves with more people
involved. There are now 10.000 very ...
Collaborations with Educational
institutions
• “Campus Ambassador” projects

• More “expert” writers
• Writing articles as...
Part 2 -
What’s

, anyway?

• GALLERIES
• LIBRARIES
• ARCHIVES
• MUSEUMS
To begin with..
Could it ever work..?
GLAMs
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© Texts and images
Academicism
Paid work
Scientific Rigour
Original research
...
What’s in it for GLAMs?
• It’s affordable (and usually free)
• E-volunteers from around the world
• More traffic back to y...
Comitted to collaborate
Spreading knowledge
reaching the maximum audience
with the highest quality
WIKIPEDIA
- Free encycl...
Ways to Collaborate
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Creating a “Wikipedian-in-Residence” program
Image & Media donation to Commons
Co...
Success Stories:
Museums & Galleries

?

?

The Children’s Museum,
Indianapolis

Smithsonian
Museu Picasso,
Barcelona

MOM...
Success Stories:
Libraries

Australia

France

UK
Success Stories:
Archives

NARA

Bundesarchiv
Archives of
American Art

Regional Archive,
Norway
Success Stories:
More

Federal
government of the
United States

Public Art in
Milwaukee
This is a worldwide movement;
And Israel has joined the party!
Part 3 -
Israel Joins the Global Efforts!
• 09/2011 – “GLAM: Israel Museum, Jerusalem” Project
• 12/2011 – “GLAM: National Library ...
GLAM in Israel: Some Challenges
• Increasing “GLAM awareness” –
– within the Hebrew Wikipedia community
– within the gener...
Other / future collaborators
- Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
- Israel State Archives ?
- Museum of Jewish Diaspora ?
-...
11/2013: GLAM-Fashion!
An Invitation --

Fashion Edit-A-Thon!
Thanks you for Listening!
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-Wiki Projects
Digital Heritage Conference, 2013

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National GL...
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by Shani Evenstein, National GLAM Projects Coordinator, Wikimedia Israel

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EVA/Minerva Jerusalem International Conference on Digitisation of Culture,
Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Van Leer Institute, 12-13 November 2013
http://www.digital-heritage.org.il
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  1. 1. An Introduction to -Wiki Projects Digital Heritage Conference, 2013 Shani Evenstein National GLAM Projects Coordinator Wikimedia Israel glam@wikimedia.org.il
  2. 2. Part 1 – An Intro to Wiki Projects Around the World
  3. 3. Wikipedia’s Mission “to provide a free, high quality encyclopedia to every single person on the planet in their own language” Jimmy Wales, Jan 2011
  4. 4. Our Rules
  5. 5. Set Knowledge Free
  6. 6. By the People, For the People • Created by the public, worldwide • Maintained by the public, worldwide • Supported by the public, worldwide
  7. 7. Giving Back and Reaching Out: Wiki projects 1 - Strengthen the weak: Outreach Projects 2 – Make the strong even stronger: Wiki in the Academia & GLAM
  8. 8. 1 – Outreach Wiki Projects The most general goal: to encourage the expansion of smaller language Wikipedias through advice, encouragement, and general assistance. • Empowering the “global south” via access to free knowledge. • Preserving cultural knowledge on the verge of extinction.
  9. 9. 2 – Wiki in the Eduction & GLAM Quantity & Quality “content improves with more people involved. There are now 10.000 very active editors. Many eyes checking and editing loads of information. System mistakes are fixed by the community. So, we want universities, research centers, professionals and specialists from different areas to become part of the community, sharing their experience. This will automaticly improve the quality”. Kul Wadhwa (UOC, Open University of Catalonia, 2010) Wikimedia Head of Bussiness Developement
  10. 10. Collaborations with Educational institutions • “Campus Ambassador” projects • More “expert” writers • Writing articles as an academic assignment: education the next generation • A new, full academic wiki course!
  11. 11. Part 2 -
  12. 12. What’s , anyway? • GALLERIES • LIBRARIES • ARCHIVES • MUSEUMS To begin with..
  13. 13. Could it ever work..? GLAMs         © Texts and images Academicism Paid work Scientific Rigour Original research Vulnerable contributions Transmitting information Closed & reserved world WIKIPEDIA         Free and reusable texts Populism Volunteer work Questionable reliability Referenced sources Erasing promotional contents Is considered advertising Open and shared world
  14. 14. What’s in it for GLAMs? • It’s affordable (and usually free) • E-volunteers from around the world • More traffic back to your site • A new platform to share your resources; which often falls in line with your mission • New energy to an often stale work in environment • Challenges traditional GLAM practices And.. the future is here, baby!
  15. 15. Comitted to collaborate Spreading knowledge reaching the maximum audience with the highest quality WIKIPEDIA - Free encyclopedia - Most consulted in the world - +250 active editions MUSEUMS - Expertise content - All knowledge areas
  16. 16. Ways to Collaborate • • • • • • • • • • Creating a “Wikipedian-in-Residence” program Image & Media donation to Commons Coordinating GLAM outreach events Updating your Institution’s articles Using Wikipedia QR codes Sharing historical footage Allowing Wikimedians to digitally restore images Adding a Wikipedia citation template to your database Improving and using Wikipedia articles for an exhibition Improving the quality of OCR
  17. 17. Success Stories: Museums & Galleries ? ? The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis Smithsonian Museu Picasso, Barcelona MOMA
  18. 18. Success Stories: Libraries Australia France UK
  19. 19. Success Stories: Archives NARA Bundesarchiv Archives of American Art Regional Archive, Norway
  20. 20. Success Stories: More Federal government of the United States Public Art in Milwaukee
  21. 21. This is a worldwide movement; And Israel has joined the party!
  22. 22. Part 3 -
  23. 23. Israel Joins the Global Efforts! • 09/2011 – “GLAM: Israel Museum, Jerusalem” Project • 12/2011 – “GLAM: National Library of Israel” Project • 08/2012 – “GLAM: Library of Haifa University” Project • 09/2012 – “GLAM: Wiki Loves Monuments” Contest
  24. 24. GLAM in Israel: Some Challenges • Increasing “GLAM awareness” – – within the Hebrew Wikipedia community – within the general public: new editors • Collaborating with more GLAMs & Academic world • Smaller editing community • Technical tools • Lack of infrastructure [WLM, Public Art]
  25. 25. Other / future collaborators - Bezalel Academy of Art and Design - Israel State Archives ? - Museum of Jewish Diaspora ? - The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra ? - The Israeli Opera ? - The Haifa Museums ? - The Israeli Museum Portal ? - 10/2013 – “GLAM: Shenkar”! - 12/2014 - GLAM-Holon - And --
  26. 26. 11/2013: GLAM-Fashion!
  27. 27. An Invitation -- Fashion Edit-A-Thon!
  28. 28. Thanks you for Listening! An Introduction to -Wiki Projects Digital Heritage Conference, 2013 Shani Evenstein National GLAM Projects Coordinator Wikimedia Israel glam@wikimedia.org.il

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