Wikipedia in the Library Wikimania Hong Kong

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Wikipedia in the Library Wikimania Hong Kong

  1. 1. Wikipedia in the Library Tools for Researchers Andrew Gray Wikipedian in Residence, British Library @generalising // andrew@generalist.org.uk Wikimania 2013, Hong Kong
  2. 2. Project ● Funded by AHRC (UK Research Council) ● Focus on arts & humanities academics ● Research projects working with Wikipedia
  3. 3. Activities ● “Traditional” GLAM work at the Library ● Skills program – workshops for 400 people ● Project-specific sessions
  4. 4. Project outcomes ● Report ● Case studies & podcasts ● Guidance for projects
  5. 5. Defining collaborations ● Contextualisation ● Capturing research ● Content dissemination ● Exposing resources ● Student projects
  6. 6. Case study – Dunhuang ● International Dunhuang Project ● Silk Road archaeology ● Focus on context ● Editing events: – Wikipedia volunteers – Staff participation – Student groups (UCL, SOAS)
  7. 7. Case study – Canada ● Canadian Copyright Collection ● Preparation involved detailed research ● Community involvement in identification ● ...including local users ● All fed back into existing catalogues
  8. 8. Picturing Canada [[ Commons:Picturing Canada]]
  9. 9. Case study – Darwin ● Darwin Correspondence Project ● Index of all correspondents ● Short biographies of scientists ● Capture this work ● ...and turn it into Wikipedia articles ● Public women-in-science event
  10. 10. Capturing research (II) ● Very valuable outcome ● Little “cost” to project ● Collaborative work ● Basis for future development ● And not just Wikipedia...
  11. 11. Guidance [[WP:AHRC]] ● Informal – aimed at researchers – General principles – First steps – Examples & case studies – Enwiki focus; outlines sister projects ● Identify & avoid common problems early
  12. 12. Any questions? http://enwp.org/WP:AHRC - guidance http://enwp.org/WP:GLAM/BL - project @generalising // andrew@generalist.org.uk

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