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- 1 Lakhota Museum Jamnagar (Gujarat) India on Commons
- 2 Salem, Krishnagiri Museum (Tamil Nadu)India on Commons
- 3 Recommendations from GLAMs
- 4 General
- 5 English Wikipedia
- 6 German Wikipedia
- 7 Dutch Wikipedia
- 8 Telugu Wikipedia
- 9 Czech Wikipedia
- 10 Wikimedia Commons
- 11 English Wikibooks
- 12 University Projects
- 13 Videos – chapters document their success stories
Lakhota Museum Jamnagar (Gujarat) India on Commons
- Lakhota Museum Jamnagar was entirely covered by Rangilo Gujarati as a part of small GLAM activity carried out single handedly. This is one of the best examples on how one small museum can be converted into Commons Gallery without much logistics which can be followed for all the GLAM enthusiasts out there.
Salem, Krishnagiri Museum (Tamil Nadu)India on Commons
Recommendations from GLAMs
- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis success story: A recommendation written by Angie McNew, Director of Web and Emerging Media at the Children's Museum and project manager for the ongoing Wikipedian-in-Residence program that began in August 2010.
- U.S. Federal government content: To help fill gaps for images, Wikipedians have looked to public domain sources including materials produced by the U.S. Federal Government. Mass image imports have been done, with content from FEMA, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy, as these are already in the public domain. Wikipedians have also uploaded content from the Library of Congress, in the process undertaking image restorations.
- Barlow Road: During a WikiProject Oregon Collaboration of the Week, Wikipedia editors noted that several historic sources said that Sam Barlow's party went over Lolo Pass during their 1845 trip across the Cascades. This claim does not jive with the geography of the region and other details of the trip. From a careful reading of Palmer's journals, editors discovered where the misunderstanding originated, and wrote up a more accurate account of the journey.
- Mary Ramsey Wood: This Oregon pioneer is reputed to have lived to 120 years of age, in many supposedly authoritative sources. Partially on this basis, she was named the "Queen Mother of Oregon" by the Oregon Legislature. Wikipedia editors searched the census records of 1880 and 1890, and determined that she was in fact no older than 97 when she died.
- List of Oregon ballot measures: The Oregon Secretary of State maintains historic information about ballot measures, but it is not as useful as it could be; the complete list contains no hyperlinks to detailed information about the measures, or other relevant information. Wikipedia has a better version.
- William Pope McArthur: One editor created an article on a historical figure, William Pope McArthur. Within a few hours a "domino effect" of collaboration among several editors from different states led to the creation and expansion of several articles. See w:User:Katr67/Archive2.4#William Pope McArthur.
- Fallstudie Bundesarchiv (English translation: German Federal Archives case study)
- Fallstudie Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie (Starting up a cooperation between a scientific society and the de:Wikipedia; in German)
- Case Study: German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (Same article as before, translated into English by Cù Faoil)
- Wikipedia:Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (German Wikipedia promotion, in German)
- Wikipedia:Mentorenprogramm (German Wikipedia Mentoring Program, in German)
- Geschichten zur Kooperation mit dem Bundesarchiv
- First Wikipedian in Residence starting at the Berlin [Stadtmuseum]
- Mini Academies were held to create awareness about Telugu wikipedia and provide hands-on experiences for the participants. Colleges with computer labs and internet connectivity are the usual venues. A motivational talk on Developing Student skills through open source is conducted in English followed by 3 hour sessions Introduction to Telugu wikipedia, Telugu Wikipedia History, Key mappings for Telugu input, Practice with key mappings, Guidelines for editing on Wikipedia and practice session. Students have given excellent feedback on these sessions. A blog entry in Telugu with few pictures is available.
- Building a local community in the Czech Republic: the story of a volunteer from the second largest city
- File:Wounded Knee aftermath.jpg → File:Wounded Knee aftermath3.jpg restoration and subsequent discoveries.
- More information:
Bulk upload facilitated by archive institution
Wednesday August 19, 2009, marked the start of a cooperation between Regionarkivet and Wikimedia Sverige. The cooperation began with a donation from Regionarkivet (a municipal archive institution based in Gothenburg, Sweden) to Wikimedia Commons. All in all, 28 photographs by some of the most influential photographers of the 19th century, were uploaded.
- Social and Cultural Foundations of American Education/Foundations and Assessment of Education
The collaboration with universities is a growing field. Professors are increasingly assigning wikipedia
articles as coursework to students. A comprehensive guideline to implement and execute such projects exists under the previous link. This article documents collaborations and gives thereby an overview about the opportunities Wikipedia opens to the educational field.
History: Who started the first collaboration? How many articles have been developed? How many students are involved? Add a graph that shows the growth! Who is driving wiwiwiki?
Examples of wiwiwiki's work: Reserve Bank of India - Evolution of an article’’
Reid Parham's undergraduate thesi
See the Wikimedia Foundation blog post Wikipedia belongs in the higher education classroom for more details.
Videos – chapters document their success stories
Please see Sharing your success story by video for more information.