Workshop in Coventry
Something Wiki This Way Comes
Museum professionals from all over Warwickshire came together at "The Herbert" to learn about Wikimedia.
At the kind invitation of Warwickshire Museum Services, Wikipedian Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing) delivered "Something Wiki This Way Comes", a half-day workshop for museum professionals from across Warwickshire and the surrounding region, at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, on 14 September. Using his contributions at Derby Museums' "Backstage Pass" event and his work as outreach ambassador to ARKive as examples, he explained how GLAMs can work with Wikipedia, the advantages to them of releasing text and media under open licences, and the potential of QRpedia to assist them in reaching wider audiences. Feedback was very positive, and has resulted in the event being scheduled for a re-run for East Midlands museum professionals in November.
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