Wikipedia & the Museum     Qatar Museum Authority      Museum of Islamic Art       20 November 2011          Liam Wyatt   ...
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...
2. 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
You?
3. 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)
≈900kNumber of active editors      ≈80 Number of employees
4. 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!
• Freedom of Panorama                     • Terms of use• Cultural rights                         • Commercial license• Do...
If there is ONE thing I can recommend, it is to make   content that you own/ control “free” by default. (images, documenta...
Free x 3                       SPEECH Wikipedia is not censored and provides the sameaccess to all readers, in all countri...
‘Wikipedianin Residence’   British  Museum
Bringing Wikipedia in-house to find ways of building a proactive relationship, of  mutual benefit, without undermining      ...
Backstage Pass
One-on-One Collaborations
Feature Article Prize                   Royal Gold Cup                      in EnglishTabula Rosettana    in Latin        ...
Hoxne Challenge
Qualitative improvement
Residencies in 2011• Chateau de Versailles - 24h challenge• Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - apprentices• Derby Museum ...
gLAm(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
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     www.wittylama.com/blog
Wikipedia & Museums - Qatar Presentation
Wikipedia & Museums - Qatar Presentation
Wikipedia & Museums - Qatar Presentation
Wikipedia & Museums - Qatar Presentation
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  1. 1. Wikipedia & the Museum Qatar Museum Authority Museum of Islamic Art 20 November 2011 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. 2. 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. You?
  12. 12. 3. We are big (and small)
  13. 13. 5thRank of Wikimedia sites, globally
  14. 14. 0Amount spent on advertising ourselves. Number of advertisements we show. (We’re 100% funded by donations)
  15. 15. ≈900kNumber of active editors ≈80 Number of employees
  16. 16. 4. We are Free.
  17. 17. “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/
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Reuse!
  20. 20. • Freedom of Panorama • Terms of use• Cultural rights • Commercial license• Donor restrictions • Attribution• Photography policy • TPMs/DRMs• International • Fair Use copyright terms • Copyright in scans Control of Museum Art Images: The Reach and Limits of Copyright and Licensing Melissa Brown, Kenneth Crews - Columbia University http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1542070
  21. 21. If there is ONE thing I can recommend, it is to make content that you own/ control “free” by default. (images, documentation, educational material...)
  22. 22. Free x 3 SPEECH Wikipedia is not censored and provides the sameaccess to all readers, in all countries, in all languages.
  23. 23. ‘Wikipedianin Residence’ British Museum
  24. 24. Bringing Wikipedia in-house to find ways of building a proactive relationship, of mutual benefit, without undermining the principles of either.
  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. Qualitative improvement
  30. 30. Residencies in 2011• Chateau de Versailles - 24h challenge• Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - apprentices• Derby Museum & Gallery - QRpedia codes• US National Archives - document of the day• Museu Picasso, Smithsonian, MoMA, Israel Museum, Berlin State...
  31. 31. gLAm(3 example projects)
  32. 32. Bibliotheque National de France Transcription where OCR won’t do
  33. 33. British Library“edit-a-thon” events focusing on unique resources
  34. 34. National Library of Australia Easy referencing of digitised newspapers
  35. 35. How many cultural organisations have a volunteer team? ...a e-volunteer team?
  36. 36. Wikipedia is your e-volunteer program, you’re just not affiliated with it yet.
  37. 37. GLAMWIKI.org
  38. 38. Peace, Love & Metadata liamwyatt@gmail.com [[user:witty lama]] @wittylama www.wittylama.com/blog

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