This two hour workshop is designed for library professionals and students who are interested in learning more about how their community can collaborate with the Wikimedia projects -notably Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
This is your opportunity to learn how Wikipedia can be used successfully by your library and how you can provide effective instruction about it to your students and patrons. It is also the chance to give needed feedback on how to improve Wikimedia collaboration in the future - software, tools, projects, documentation - all ideas welcome.
Who should attend:
Anyone interested in learning more about how Wikipedia can work as an effective means of publicizing your collections and make them more visible to online communities. Relevant to public libraries, academic libraries, special collections & archives, information/digital literacy instructors.
- Have an overview of Wikipedia/Wikimedia collaborations with the cultural and educational institutions: galleries, libraries, archives, museums (GLAM); academic programs and classroom projects (Campus Ambassador program)
- Learn how to get their library's multimedia used in Wikipedia articles
- Learn about everything they wanted to know about Wikipedia editing and copyright policies but were too afraid to ask