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Presentation given at IUPUI on 19th April 2010. "Wikipedia and the Cultural Sector" - about some of the problems and advantages that the two communities have in working with each other.

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Indianapolis - Wikipedia and the Cultural Sector

  1. 1. Wikipedia and the Cultural Sector Liam Wyatt, 19 April 2010 IUPUI, Indianapolis
  2. 2. Some introduction...
  3. 3. Wiki. What? Wikis in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  4. 4. Charity Software Chapter Website
  5. 5. http://underdogpictures.com/wikidoc/site/trailer.htm Documentary trailer - “Truth in Numbers” •s
  6. 6. Lets talk about Mission Statements...
  7. 7. Common theme... Engaging the community with their culture. Preserving and sharing that culture. So how does WP fit that theme?
  8. 8. http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/2010/04/09/the-bird-flies-in-denver/
  9. 9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WPSPA
  10. 10. Some key principles...
  11. 11. Pillars • Neutral Point of View (NPOV) • Verifiability (V) • No Original Research (NOR) cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pillars
  12. 12. “Free” • the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it • the freedom to study the work and to apply knowledge acquired from it • the freedom to make and redistribute copies, in whole or in part, of the information or expression • the freedom to make changes and improvements, and to distribute derivative works http://freedomdefined.org/
  13. 13. http://creativecommons.org/
  14. 14. “Free x2” not for profit, volunteer created, available to use, and re-use. Imagine if you never had to deal with a licensing org. again! Gratis Libre
  15. 15. If you love something, set it free.
  16. 16. (even if love isn’t always free) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOVE_(Sculpture)
  17. 17. Not every Wiki is Wikipedia...
  18. 18. Local History http://mallala.nowandthen.net.au/
  19. 19. Community Heritage Wiki • Bridges the digital divide in a community • Builds, strengthens and connects networks • Is extensible, transferrable, storable • Lets you have your “own space” and connect it to Wikipedia if you choose
  20. 20. Problems and Solutions (?) in Wikimedia 1. Freedom of panorama v. Permission 2. Biting newbies v. Community 3. Wiki-markup v. Usability 4. Scarce resources v. Measuring ROI
  21. 21. 1. Panoramafreiheit http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_panorama On the other hand... The US is the home of P.D.
  22. 22. 2. Community http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEkF5o6KPNI
  23. 23. 3. Usability Before... http://usability.wikimedia.org/
  24. 24. Soon!
  25. 25. 4. Measuring quantitatively & qualitatively http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BM
  26. 26. Peace, Love & Metadata liamwyatt@gmail.com [[user:witty lama]] @wittylama www.wittylama.com/blog Presentation available via my website

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