GLAM-Wiki US Consortium planning group making strides
Members of the Advisory Board planning the GLAM-Wiki US Consortium met for two days in Washington, DC. We had met and collaborated in various capacities before; but this time, we were able to craft a strong plan for moving forward. We updated our Vision Statement, to help our members and stakeholders understand what we are all about:
Vision: To foster knowledge-sharing among US cultural organizations and Wikimedia projects, cultivating expertise and an ethic of sharing in open collaborations that engage the public with its cultural heritage.
We also composed a Mission Statement, and strategic goals on both one- and five-year horizons. Specific, immediate goals include:
Hiring a part-time coordinator, who will help keep the momentum going as we get more firmly established (grant proposal now underway);
Planning a GLAM Boot Camp event in DC this fall (likely September), to train and build relationships with Wikipedians interested in guiding GLAM institutions’ Wikipedia engagement; and
A second 2015 meeting of our Advisory Group, also in fall 2015.
In April, we continued moving forward on all plans, and committed to monthly virtual meetings.