GLAM/Newsletter/September 2015/Contents/UK report
Wake me up, when September ends...
September was a particularly busy month for Sara Thomas's residency at Museums Galleries Scotland. 21 new users were trained to use Wikipedia, and 8 new users were trained to use WikiCommons. 12 new articles were created, 12 improved, and 211 photographs were uploaded in Commons:category:Glasgow Museums GLAMWiki image and Commons:category:Images from Braemar Castle.
Wiki events were held at the Glasgow School of Art Archives, Stirling Smith Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvin Hall, Riverside Museum, Braemar Castle and the University of Edinburgh.
A Working with Wiki event was held at the beginning of the month for Scotland's Recognised Collections, from which a number of leads for further work in Scotland has emerged. Glasgow Museums held their first Backstage Pass event, allowing a group of local wikipedians access to some of the lesser-well-known areas of three museums in the city's west end. As the first event of its kind during the residency (and perhaps in Scotland), it provided a good template for future work.
The 9th Edinburgh Scot-wiki meetup was held at the end of the month, and it was great to see everyone!
Royal Society of Chemistry
Andy Mabbett's year-long residency at the Royal Society of Chemistry came to an end mid-month.
One of his final activities was to conclude the Wikiquote competition he ran there, to generate new chemistry-related quotes for that project. The winners were announced on the Chemistry World blog. They, and the other entries, will be added to Wikiquote in due course.
Andy's write-up of the residency, My year as Wikimedian in Residence, was published online, and in print in the Society's RSC News.
See the project diary for other news.
Andy remains Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID.