Introduction to Wikipedia for Libraries, Archives, & Museums

Speaker Dorothy Howard and Richard Knipel
Dorothy Howard is currently METRO's Open Data Fellow and Wikipedian-in-Residence, working with METRO members to support their use of Wikipedia and open data resources. She has been editing Wikipedia since 2009 and has worked at Oregon Jewish Museum, Yale Union Contemporary Art Center, and the Reed College library on numerous ...

Dorothy Howard is currently METRO's Open Data Fellow and Wikipedian-in-Residence, working with METRO members to support their use of Wikipedia and open data resources. She has been editing Wikipedia since 2009 and has worked at Oregon Jewish Museum, Yale Union Contemporary Art Center, and the Reed College library on numerous bibliographic research, digitization, and archival projects.

Richard Knipel is the current President of Wikimedia NYC and helped found the group in 2009. He has served as a Wikipedia Administrator since 2005, is involved in the Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program, has helped organize and run numerous Wikipedia conference, Edit-a-thons, and special events in NYC, including at NYPL and Museum of Modern Art.

Full Description

Registration for this program has reached full capacity. Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org to be placed on our waiting list. You will be notified if any space becomes available.

Limited Laptops will be provided by METRO for this session. Please bring your own computer/device if you are able.

Curious how Wikipedia might be a useful resource for libraries, archives, and museums? This workshop will detail the emerging #GLAM-Wiki movement (that's Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums with Wikipedia), discuss ways your institution can engage with and utilize Wikipedia, and provide an introduction to creating and editing Wikipedia articles, pages, and projects.

Wikipedia is one of the most heavily trafficked sites on the World Wide Web and is often a first-stop for those seeking information online, including about cultural heritage and library resources. This workshop will explore examples of successful past Wikipedia projects in GLAMs and examine ideas for engaging wikipedians as well as the general public in Wikipedia related events. It will also cover the technical details of creating and editing Wikipedia content as well as an introduction to Wikimedia Commons, a resource for CC-licensed images and other media content. Lastly, it will also discuss ways to incorporate Wikipedia into the workflow, how to avoid conflicts of interest, and ways in which library and museum-related articles can be standardized to be most effective.

Who should attend:
This workshop is geared toward working archivists, librarians, or other information professionals who are interested in the tools Wikipedia offers to help make collection and institutional information available online. The workshop is also intended for collection managers, catalogers, and other social media professionals interested in practical ways to organize and describe content on the Wikipedia.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of how to create articles and do edits using Wiki markup
  • Know examples of successful GLAM-wiki projects and events and how they were carried out
  • Know standard ways that library and archival content is written about and structured on Wikipedia
  • Know what tools and resources are available to help with learning how to use Wikipedia

 

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When?

Wed, Sep. 18, 2013
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
USA