Wikipedia:Ideas to enrich content through collaboration     EIFL - General Assembly    National Library of Belarus        ...
GLAMWIKI.org
Why you need to know.
1. Wikipedia is the fastest way        to reach your audience“If Wikipedia is becoming the family encyclopedia forthe twen...
1. We are a global Community
280+  Number of Wikipedia language editions(Each has its own, self-governing community)
DDhaka, Bangladesh
Reykjavik, Iceland
Tabriz, Iran
Jakarta, Indonesia
2. We are big (and small)
5thRank of Wikimedia sites, globally
0Amount spent on advertising ourselves. Number of advertisements we show.  (We’re 100% funded by donations)
≈100kNumber of active editors      ≈50 Number of employees
3. We are Free.
“Free”•the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it•the freedom to study the work and to apply knowledge ...
Free x 2• 100% FLOSS, 100% open standards, 100% copyleft• charitable foundation, volunteers, no advertising, no  royalties...
Reuse!         Reuse cases from Prezi -         GoogleMaps, OLPC,
Free x 3                       SPEECH Wikipedia is not censored and provides the sameaccess to all readers, in all countri...
Working with libraries     (3 example projects)
Bibliotheque National de France     Transcription where OCR won’t do
British Library“edit-a-thon” events focusing on unique resources
National Library of Australia  Easy referencing of digitised newspapers
‘Wikipedianin Residence’   British  Museum
Backstage Pass
One-on-One Collaborations
Feature Article Prize                   Royal Gold Cup                      in EnglishTabula Rosettana    in Latin        ...
Hoxne Challenge
School translations
Residencies in 2011• Chateau de Versailles - 24h challenge• Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - apprentices• Derby Museum ...
How many cultural organisations have a         volunteer team?        ...a e-volunteer team?
Wikipedia is your e-volunteer program, you’re just not affiliated with it yet.
GLAMWIKI.org
Peace, Love & Metadata            liamwyatt@gmail.com               [[user:witty lama]]                  @wittylama       ...
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Wikipedia & Libraries: Ideas to enrich content through collaboration

  1. 1. Wikipedia:Ideas to enrich content through collaboration EIFL - General Assembly National Library of Belarus Minsk Liam Wyatt @wittylama #glamwiki
  2. 2. GLAMWIKI.org
  3. 3. Why you need to know.
  4. 4. 1. Wikipedia is the fastest way to reach your audience“If Wikipedia is becoming the family encyclopedia forthe twenty-first century, historians probably have aprofessional obligation to make it as good as possible.”Roy Rosenzweig, The Journal of American History, Volume 93, Number 1 (June 2006) 117-46
  5. 5. 1. We are a global Community
  6. 6. 280+ Number of Wikipedia language editions(Each has its own, self-governing community)
  7. 7. DDhaka, Bangladesh
  8. 8. Reykjavik, Iceland
  9. 9. Tabriz, Iran
  10. 10. Jakarta, Indonesia
  11. 11. 2. We are big (and small)
  12. 12. 5thRank of Wikimedia sites, globally
  13. 13. 0Amount spent on advertising ourselves. Number of advertisements we show. (We’re 100% funded by donations)
  14. 14. ≈100kNumber of active editors ≈50 Number of employees
  15. 15. 3. We are Free.
  16. 16. “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/
  17. 17. Free x 2• 100% FLOSS, 100% open standards, 100% copyleft• charitable foundation, volunteers, no advertising, no royalties, no permissions, available to use and re-use. 1. GRATIS 2. LIBRE
  18. 18. Reuse! Reuse cases from Prezi - GoogleMaps, OLPC,
  19. 19. Free x 3 SPEECH Wikipedia is not censored and provides the sameaccess to all readers, in all countries, in all languages.
  20. 20. Working with libraries (3 example projects)
  21. 21. Bibliotheque National de France Transcription where OCR won’t do
  22. 22. British Library“edit-a-thon” events focusing on unique resources
  23. 23. National Library of Australia Easy referencing of digitised newspapers
  24. 24. ‘Wikipedianin Residence’ British Museum
  25. 25. Backstage Pass
  26. 26. One-on-One Collaborations
  27. 27. Feature Article Prize Royal Gold Cup in EnglishTabula Rosettana in Latin Epifania de Miquel Àngel in Catalan
  28. 28. Hoxne Challenge
  29. 29. School translations
  30. 30. Residencies in 2011• Chateau de Versailles - 24h challenge• Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - apprentices• Derby Museum & Gallery - QR codes• US National Archives - document of the day• Museu Picasso, Smithsonian, MoMA, Berlin State...
  31. 31. How many cultural organisations have a volunteer team? ...a e-volunteer team?
  32. 32. Wikipedia is your e-volunteer program, you’re just not affiliated with it yet.
  33. 33. GLAMWIKI.org
  34. 34. Peace, Love & Metadata liamwyatt@gmail.com [[user:witty lama]] @wittylama www.wittylama.com/blog •Tonight, 6pm - ‘Wikimeetup’ with Minsk Wikipedians •Tuesday 3, 11am - ‘Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask’

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