MIDEA Posts Tagged ‘GLAM’

GLAM-Wiki takes the American Association of Museums

GLAM-Wiki takes the American Association of Museums

As a museum studies student I have always looked forward to attending the American Association of Museums (AAM) annual meeting, where thousands of museum professionals nerd-out in over 100 sessions on museum theory and best practice. But, I would never have guessed that my first time at AAM would involve chairing a session …on Wikipedians […]

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GLAMcamp DC adds Sparkle to Museum-Wikipedia Partnerships

GLAMcamp DC adds Sparkle to Museum-Wikipedia Partnerships

When one hears “GLAMcamp,” the last thing that would come to mind is a gaggle of Wikipedians hacking on tech tools and documentation. But that’s precisely what GLAMcamp is — a three-day event that brings together Wikipedians to create tools, standards, and best practices for partnerships between cultural organizations and Wikipedia. A friendly reminder: GLAM […]

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One Small Museum Making a Big Impact: An Interview with Roger Bamkin

One Small Museum Making a Big Impact: An Interview with Roger Bamkin

Roger Bamkin is not only the Chairman of the board of Wikimedia UK, but has also emerged as a leader in the GLAM-Wiki community over the past year. He has coordinated a number of projects at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, including a multi-lingual challenge, which aimed to increase and improve articles related to the […]

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Wikimania Recap: GLAM-Style

Wikimania Recap: GLAM-Style

Last week I was thrilled to attend Wikimania, the annual international conference of the Wikimedia community that was held this year in Haifa, Israel.  We were excited to have the GLAM-Wiki initiative as a track throughout the entire conference, but for me, it was most poignant to experience how the many tools, programs, and strategic […]

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Going Multilingual with QRpedia

Going Multilingual with QRpedia

As a museum studies graduate student, I have had a number of opportunities to wrangle with exhibit label writing. For any museum, choosing the levels of information to include in an exhibit is a daily battle. And, the need to provide resources for non-English speaking audiences complicates the issue further. Many museums are already using […]

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