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GLAM-WIKI Keynote - Jennifer Riggs


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Opening presentation at GLAM-WIKI, Canberra, July 6th 2009 by Jennifer Riggs - Wikimedia Foundation.

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GLAM-WIKI Keynote - Jennifer Riggs

  1. 1. Wikimedia Foundation Who We Are & What We Do
  2. 2. “ Imagine a world in which every single human being on the planet is given free access to the sum of all knowledge. That's what we're doing.” Jimmy Wales
  3. 3. Wikimedia is in the top 5 most-popular web properties in the world. Source: comScore Media Metrix, global unique visitors monthly in 000s, March 2009
  4. 4. Wikipedia Audience Compared With Other Information Sites Measured using unique visitors. Data from comScore Media Metrix.
  5. 6. Need image of the office interior
  6. 7. Free, Open, Collaborative Educational Content
  7. 8. The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit that operates Wikipedia. 100,000
  8. 9. Goal: Broaden Participation
  9. 10. Who We Are 100,000 + active volunteers 28 Foundation employees Local chapter organizations Other Contributors
  10. 11. 22 Chapters
  11. 12. The Free Encyclopedia La enciclopedia libre Die freie Enzyklopädie Wolna encyklopedia De vrije encyclopedie الموسوعة الحرة L'encyclopédie libre Свободная энциклопедия 维基百科 フリー百科事典 L’enciclopedia libera האנציקלופדיה החופשית Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia in human history: <ul><ul><li>266 languages
  12. 13. 2 billion+ words
  13. 14. 13 million+ articles </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Wikimedia Commons is a repository of 4,845,093 freely usable media files: <ul><li>Content under public domain and free licenses
  15. 16. Versioning ensures access to the original
  16. 17. File can be easily embedded </li></ul>
  17. 18. What We Do Our Goals <ul><li>Increase reach
  18. 19. Increase participation
  19. 20. Increase quality
  20. 21. Achieve organizational maturity
  21. 22. Achieve financial sustainability </li></ul>
  22. 23. Key Program Activities Quality assurance tools Usability projects Online collaboration tools Wiki-to-print technology Workshops & Academies
  23. 24. Mission The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.