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Submissions/Direct, sustainable partnerships: How do we keep GLAMs and editors in touch?

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 8508
Title of the submission
Direct, sustainable partnerships: How do we keep GLAMs and editors in touch?
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Pat Hadley
E-mail address
Pat Hadley
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
York Museums Trust
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
The recipe for explicit GLAM partnerships is excellent: residencies, edit-a-thons and other real-life activities have led to consistent, repeatable successes across the world. However, I - as a Wikipedian-in-Residence at York Museums Trust (YMT) - felt under-used by the general Wikipedian editor community. I was desperate for requests to come in asking to make use of the vast range of collections, materials and expertise at YMT. Further, I was worried that beyond my residency, the drive for collaboration between curators and Wikipedians would fizzle out. In this session, I would like to facilitate a discussion of the potential technological tools and working policies that might facilitate sustainability and attract more Wikipedia editors to use GLAM resources. Also, more importantly, can we create online spaces in which Wikipedia editors can make contact with curators and other topic-experts? Can we intensify the knowledge-sharing taking place in existing spaces such as the Resource Exchange?

I would like to invite others with experience of GLAMwiki and those interested in improving Wikipedia's quality through GLAM resources to join in this discussion.

The Prezi for the session can be found here: Sustainable GLAM partnerships Prezi

  • GLAM Outreach

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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