January 2011/December 2010
Beginning in January 2011 and continuing through February, middle and high school students participating in The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Museum Apprentice Program will complete a team-based project titled, "Sharing the Children's Museum's Treasures." The students are researching five of the museum's notable objects while also learning Wikipedia. With the help of the museum's Wikipedian-in-Residence and other museum studies graduate students recently involved in the WikiProject Public art initiatives, students will utilize detailed guides to learn how to contribute their research to Wikipedia. The program will serve as a case study for further research regarding ways to integrate Wikipedia into museum programming to more efficiently share quality museum research with the encyclopedia. Student Guide / Program Presentation
Queensland State Library report
commons:Commons:State Library of Queensland/Reports/2 wikimediaau-l post. In March we are focusing on ships. I'll provide an update before the end of the month. John Vandenberg (talk) 08:28, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm working on commons:Commons:State Library of Queensland/Reports/3 now .. John Vandenberg (talk) 19:54, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
GLAM-WIKI UK videos
Videos for keynote speeches at GLAMWIKI:UK are now up (on Internet Archive) - linked from the schedule of the conference: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM-WIKI
TCMI photo donation begins
the Children's Museum of Indianapolis began uploading images as part of their collaboration with Wikipedia (user:HstryQT is currently "in residence" there - see WP:GLAM/TCMI). Unlike most multimedia donations from GLAMs which are "mass donations" this project "hand picks" images that will be useful in articles. Currently there are 30 uploads of which two thirds are already in use in articles. This is the first time the institution has used Creative Commons. See commons:Category:Images_from_the_Children's_Museum_of_Indianapolis. Notable usages in Wikipedia that you would not expect from a collection focused on Children include: Atlantic blue crab, Women's suffrage in the United States and Dwarf crocodile.
GLAM WIKI BCN 2011
Last march 23rd took place the first GLAMWIKI meeting at the Museu Picasso of Barcelona, which was well attended. Several leaders of cultural organizations and the online encyclopedia intervened to find ways of collaboration.
More thant 100 professionals from museums of all around Catalonia came to Barcelona to listen how to engage a mid-term collaboration with local wikipedians. You can see official blog post here (In Spanish, soon in english)
Liam Wyatt keynoted a day where several other speakers coming from Government, Creative Commons, Wikipedia and obviously museums, put on a table some quite interessting discussions, from property rights to museum missions.
Two new wikipedians in residence requested
- Berlin (Directorate General of the State Museums of Berlin) http://blog.wikimedia.de/2011/03/30/wikipedian-in-residence-staatliche-museen-zu-berlin/
- Washington DC (National Archives of USA) http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=2489
By demand of some GLAM Wikipedians, Magnus developed a Wikipedia Widget that it's already being used in some museum website.
#NArchief evaluates #GLAM experiment
- The Dutch National Archive evaluation report after collaborating with Wikipedia and its broken down by User:GerardM
GLAM/SI represents at IGNITE Smithsonian
- #IGNITESmithsonian from Your Favorite Museum Intern, User:Missvain writes gives a brief wrap-up about her experience April's Ignite Smithsonian event. She co-presented "Be GLAMOROUS: Join GLAM/SI" with User:Aude. The video of the talk and PowerPoint are posted as well.
- A video of the talk, edited to just the GLAM/SI talk.
GLAMCamp is in May!
- The first GLAMCamp is planned for May which will bring together Wikimedians and representatives from GLAMs and related cultural organizations!!
Libraries and Wikimedia
- Wielding Wikipedia from Inside Higher Ed breaks down relationships between libraries and Wikimedia
- Derby's Silk Mill gets visit from Wikipedia volunteers from the BBC.
- Backstage Pass at the Derby Museum is a success
- When GLAM met Wiki (Wikipedia and Smaller Museums) Nick Moyes interesting blogpost
- Why #Commons is an option for a #museum by User:GerardM
- by Fae
- For context: older blogposts by Liam  Mia Ridge (London Science Museum)  and Seb Chan (powerhouse museum)  debating the differences/advantages of Flickr Commons/Wikimedia Commons
- Broad Ripple Park Carousel is a Featured Article!, the result of User:HstryQT's Wikipedian-in-Residency at The Children's Museum. Lori worked hard with TCM curators and Wikipedians to make this happen!
Museums & Wikipedia: The Future of Collaboration and Accessibility
- "Museums & Wikipedia: The Future of Collaboration and Accessibility" a great blog post about just that from User:HstryQT via the American Association of Museums blog Center for the Future of Museums.
- Will take place in Washington, D.C. The DC team, which features a number of GLAM folks, won the bid! Lots of great activities will be planned related to the amazing GLAMs in DC!
- Smithsonian Archives of American Art will be user:missvain http://twitter.com/#!/Sarah_Stierch/status/62318475028348928
- National Archives of the USA NARA will have w:user:Dominic as their resident http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/?p=5011
- WMF blogpost about what the residents are up to: http://blog.wikimedia.org/blog/2011/04/27/in-residence-around-the-world/
How long will it be until this is announced? You see, I'm willing to hold back publication to get these in as they're such interesting/important announcements. Regards, Rock drum (talk · contribs) 07:30, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
Miserachs Meeting in Barcelona
Xavier Miserachs edit-a-thon at the Museum of Contemporary art of Barcelona: On May 6th, catalan wikimedians will meet the curators at the library of the museum and will improve the Xavier Miserachs wikipedia entry, an edit-a-thon focused in one biography, with the best resources. Curators, books and Wikipedians focused on just one topic, as the British Museum's Hoxne Challenge of last summer.
First meeting of the WMUK GLAM task force
100 articles in the Wright challenge
The challenge began on May 1st and already has over 30 participants and 100 articles in a dozen or so languages. The first article (w:en:The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus) featured on DYK on May 10th and has been translated into 10 languages (including English).
More QRpedia codes
GLAMcamp, of course :-)
- Event itself,
- Friday workshop
- Specific outcomes
- The Met tour
Co-creating contents on International Museums Day
Ansel Adams comes to Commons
Wikimedian Lounge at Communicating the Museum 2011
Liam visits DC
Wikipedia Loves nationalmuseet
Creative Commons workshop held by GLAM-India
- Workshop featuring Shishir Jha, Project Lead, Creative Commons India and an Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, will be held June 18, 2011. "The talk is aimed at the Wikipedian and GLAM community to help both of us better understand the Creative Commons set of licenses and its nuances. I'm writing to this list for suggestions on specific set of CC-related topics that we should discuss at such a meeting that would help clarify concepts for both the Wikipedia and the GLAM community related to licensing. The GLAM community in Mumbai will also utilise this to understand CC and its benefits more clearly and use it to approach other GLAM institutions in Mumbai in particular and India in general." - Pradeep Mohandas
BM FA on Main Page
The English WP article Holy_Thorn_Reliquary, mostly by Johnbod, was promoted to Featured Article on June 1st and carried as Today's Featured article on June 23rd, to coincide with the London opening of the British Museum exhibition Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe at the British Museum from June 23 to October 2011. It generated over 46,000 views over 4 days, and like other FAs on British Museum objects is linked to by the BM from their Highlights page on the object. (by Johnbod)
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the First to Hire Wikipedian in Residence
68 images, are then uploaded manually by the Wikipedian in Residence. Lori will also be organizing future outreach efforts, including a forthcoming Backstage Pass and Edit-a-thon, and will be working closely with curators and volunteer coordinators to formalize an E-Volunteer program, among other GLAM initiatives.Covered This June, Lori Byrd Phillips was formally hired as part-time staff at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Lori is serving as Web Content Specialist and Wikipedian in Residence, following her initial nine month internship serving as Wikipedian in Residence from August 2010 to May 2011. As part-time staff, Lori will continue to work closely with curators to coordinate image donations, known internally to the museum as "batches." The Children's Museum's image donations are unique in that images are handpicked by curators for their usefulness within the encyclopedia and lack of copyright restrictions; the manageable batches of images, which now total
British Library Editathon
National Railway Museum
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/National_Railway_Museum - sorry I don't have any info on outcomes etc, Fae or Liam will... The Land (talk) 23:40, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
A meeting at the National Railway Museum in York, UK was attended by several Wikimedians, including Liam Wyatt, and representatives from the NRM and other museums in the region. It looks as if a co-operation with the NRM will result, focusing on their very strong collection of railway art, which previously was little displayed, as well as railway history and technology. There was also interest in co-operation from other museums in the region. Johnbod (talk) 00:31, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
GLAM Baltimore 2011
Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Heritage sponsored GLAM Baltimore 2011, a two day series of events focused on fostering partnerships between GLAMWIKI and GLAMs in the Baltimore region. Sarah Stierch and Aude are both presenting. Perhaps this can merit a report!Covered July 22-23 the
GLAM takes Wikimania
Archives of American Art Backstage Pass
Covered The first Smithsonian related Backstage Pass will take place July 29!
Backstage Pass & Edit-a-Thon at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis hosted Wikipedians at the museum's second Backstage Pass event, following the first Backstage Pass in November 2010. (Signpost coverage) This Backstage Pass was unique in that it was made up of three components: The actual "Backstage Pass" tour of collections, an Edit-a-Thon with on-site curators and Wikipedian attendees (and online volunteers), and a Translate-a-Thon that occurred live via Skype with student members in the ITESM-CCM Wikipedia Club in Mexico City.Covered On Saturday, August 20
The focus of the day was on the Caplan Collection, a significant portion of the museum's collection that is made up of folk art and toys. Children's museum curators and archivists gathered and digitized a large amount of resources that were used by Wikipedians during the Edit-a-Thon. Additionally, on hand to answer questions was the former registrar who had managed the acquisition of the Caplan Collection. At the end of the day, four new articles related to the Caplan Collection were created or improved, and dozens of objects from the Caplan Collection had been professionally photographed. (See some of the first images uploaded to the new Creative Playthings category.)
- Commons:Category:Backstage Pass 2 at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
- Children's Museum blog coverage
In Mexico City the event was called a "translate-a-thon" (traduciratón), the focus was to give students their first taste of contributing to Wikipedia, emphasizing the social and international nature of the "Wiki-world."(You can see photos of the event on Commons.) Our goal was to start with articles about the Museum's collection already in existence such as w:Bucky (Tyrannosaurus rex), learning the intricacies of proper translation attribution. We began with a brief introduction to the tasks and communication with Lori and Angie McNew, essential to motivation. We set up Skype for the participants in Mexico to communicate with those in Indianapolis, but this was not used as students, working in groups, had few difficulties in determining ways to render the information in Spanish. One exception to this was the railroad jargon in w:Reuben Wells (locomotive) but this was resolved by searching the terms in English Wikipedia and clicking onto the Spanish versions, if they existed. By the end of the day, six articles about the museum's most iconic objects were translated into Spanish. Thanks to their help, the QRpedia codes in exhibits are now more accessible to Spanish speaking visitors.
GLAM, Wikipedians in Residence featured in Wikipedia Weekly podcast
The podcast is a good summary for "what's next" which goes along well with Liam's talk at Wikimania. Source.
Reflections on GLAM & themes from Wikimania
One of my recent w:New Media Consortium blogposts recaps Wikimania and has my concise opinion about Wikimania and GLAM's role based on the themes of the conference. Perhaps someone could summarize it, or even just pull those bullet points from it as a quote. 
For the calender
- October 12 there will be a price ceremony for Wiki Loves Monuments at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm. The competition was co-arranged by Wikimedia Sverige, the Nordic Museum and the Swedish National Heritage Board.
- October 10-16 there will be an article writing contest about Nobel leaureates in cooperation with the Nobel Museum.
Australian Paralympic Committee
On 18 September, the Australian Paralympic Committee had a wiki Workshop in Perth. A partial summary of the events can be found on the project's blog. There were three Paralympians who attended, including w:Elizabeth Edmondon who donated several images to the the project under a creative commons license after the event. This was fantastic from a historical point of view as there are very few Paralympic related images on Commons and used on Wikipedia related to the Paralympics in the 1960s and 1970s. The article on Edmondson on was expanded after the event, and it became a DYK that was featured on the main page on 1 October. In preparation for the event, a guide on editing sport biographies was created and shared on Bookshelf. One of the most unique things to possibly come out of this was the presence of braille language editions of Editing Wikis and Creating an Account. Graham Pearce and [[w:User:Swimmer1964|Elizabeth Edmondon] were interviewed by w:5RPH, an Australian radio station, after the event, where they discussed the efforts of the Australian Paralympic Committee to collaboratively write the history of movement on Wikipedia and other WMF projects. There was also a demonstration on visually impaired users edit Wikipedia. One interview can be heard here In the coming month, the Australian Paralympic Committee plans to make another image donation.
w:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Libraries is going from October into November, maybe beyond. I suggest a broad looking-back piece mentioning 4 or 5 of the bigger events, and draw on these external sources: Libraries Tap into Crowd Power, Wikipedia’s Deep Dive Into a Library Collection, "Wikipedia! The Musical! A Review!".--Pharos (talk) 19:39, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
- n:A portrait of Scotland: Gallery reopens after £17.6 million renovation, Brian McNeil's Wikinews article on the reopening of w:Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Yes, Wikinews. We still exist! —Tom Morris (talk) 19:42, 1 December 2011 (UTC)