GLAM/Newsletter/July 2014/Contents/USA report
New York City Report
GLAM-Wiki activities in NYC have included staff trainings, meetings with potential partners, and many projects being planned for a busy, events-packed early fall in New York.
Wikimedia New York City
Wikimedia NYC is gearing up to do an Edit-a-Thon at the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society in late August or September. An announcement with details will be made available shortly on their meetup page.
Metropolitan New York Library Council
Dorothy Howard, Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, was also awarded a PEG grant to extend her GLAM-Wiki work at METRO to a 3-day, part time working week with the Metropolitan New York Library Council, continuing into January, 2015. Using these funds, Dorothy is set to extend her outreach and activities outside of the METRO-membership so that she may offer GLAM-Wiki trainings, consultation, and Wiki/Open Access events planning support to a wider breadth of institutions in the New York area.
In the month of July, the Metropolitan New York Library Council's activities have included consultations about Wikipedia with four new GLAM-Wiki institutions that hope to develop projects, a volunteer training held at the Józef Piłsudski Institute of America to support their GLAM-wiki volunteer editors, as well as continuing consultation and project and logistical support among other New York Institutions with active Wikipedia projects. Several fall GLAM-Wiki projects with METRO will be announced shortly.