GLAM in the USA
Uploads for media from CardioNetworks have continued from last month. ~900 files from ECHOpedia were uploaded by Smallbot and can be found at commons:Category:Media from CardioNetworks ECHOpedia. Some have been autocategorized into commons:Category:ECHOpedia cases Unfortunately many of the files lack a description.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum collaboration
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum collaboration with the Wikimedia projects is now well underway. In January, a Wikipedian-in-Residence was brought on board to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum to educate staff and demonstrate the benefits of a continued partnership. The collaboration on Wikimedia Commons has resulted in the uploading of over 11,000 photographs and scans of documents. The WikiProject Gerald Ford on the English Wikipedia has completed preliminary tagging and assessment and also a number of successful DYK articles (as well as one more in the works). A new WikiProject on Wikisource focused on transcribing scanned documents has also been established. Finally, the WiR, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library staff and the Michigan Wikipedians student club (at the University of Michigan) hosted a successful Gerald Ford-related edit-a-thon at the Library. The event focused on improving the article "Inauguration of Gerald Ford" as well as teaching newcomers the basics of editing Wikipedia (photos at this Commons category).
Sample of multi-page document
The Civil War and American Art Meetup & Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian
On February 15, 2013 the Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted The Civil War and American Art, a meetup and edit-a-thon even that brought together nearly thirty Wikimedia contributors and Smithsonian staff. The participants enjoyed an in-depth tour of the "Civil War and American Art" exhibition, led by senior curator Eleanor Jones Harvey. They then went to work on creating and expanding articles related to the Civil War and American Art, which resulted in 6 new hi-res works of art and 36 event photos on Commons, 13 new articles, and 27 expanded articles (for details, see results of the day).
The event was the sixth Wikipedia meetup & edit-a-thon hosted by the Smithsonian Institution as part of the ongoing WikiProject GLAM/SI cooperation project.
The Smithsonian's next event will be a Women in the Arts meetup & edit-a-thon on March 29 at the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C.
Civil War and American Art edit-a-thon participants
Painting "Surrender of a Confederate Soldier"
Senior curator Eleanor Jones Harvey
USDA NRCS Photo Gallery
About 4000 photographs from the photo gallery of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) were uploaded by Smallbot. The photographs cover various agricultural aspects including farming and ranching.
The images are available at Commons:Category:PD USDA NRCS Gallery and are auto-categorized by state. The TIF versions have a JPG derivative.
A handfull of tomatoes at Ho Farms in Kahuku, HI
A A bountiful crop of carrots is produced on irrigated land near Phoenix, AZ.
A handful of fresh Florida peanuts.
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