MIDEA Posts Tagged ‘wikimedia’

MuseumNext Barcelona: A Wikipedian’s Perspective

MuseumNext Barcelona: A Wikipedian’s Perspective

  From May 23 to 25, I had the amazing opportunity to represent Wikimedia at MuseumNext in Barcelona, joining four other Wikimedians from countries throughout Europe.  Now in its fourth year, MuseumNext brings together an international group of cultural professionals to share best practices in digital engagement in museums. In addition to presenting about QRpedia, […]

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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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Defining Open Authority in Museums

Defining Open Authority in Museums

  As part of my museum studies MA, I have been researching the potential of Wikipedia as a platform for museums to encourage accessibility and community dialogue. My research happened to coincide with an incredibly inspiring discussion about authority among museum professionals, which led me to propose a new model for authority in museums: open […]

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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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What’s an E-Volunteer?

What’s an E-Volunteer?

“You have a volunteer program…but do you have an E-Volunteer program?”  When Liam Wyatt, the Wikimedia Foundation Cultural Partnerships Fellow, asks this question of museum professionals you can almost hear the “Aha” moment. I was inspired by the concept, and I know others have been, too. But, what exactly is an E-Volunteer? That’s what I’ve […]

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What’s so GLAM about Wikipedia?

What’s so GLAM about Wikipedia?

Hi, I’m a Wikipedian. Nice to meet you! 

Being a Wikipedian means that I contribute content to the encyclopedia, rather than just using it to find information as many do every day. I’m also an emerging museum professional with a passion for collections and museum technology. In this unique role as both a Wikipedian and […]

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Museums & Wikipedia: The Future of Collaboration and Accessibility

Museums & Wikipedia: The Future of Collaboration and Accessibility

When I first started my graduate program in museum studies I would never have thought that Wikipedia would become such an important part of my research and experiences within the museum field. Over the course of the past two years, however, I’ve come to understand the potential of Wikipedia as a collaborative learning tool and […]

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