Submissions/Wikimedia and the Natural History Museum, London

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 2050
Title of the submission

Wikimedia and the Natural History Museum, London

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)

Presentation and discussion

Author of the submission

John Cummings

E-mail address



Country of origin

United Kingdom

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia UK

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

A joint presentation by Laurence Livermore Digital Analyst, Biodiversity Informatics at the Natural History Museum and John Cummings Wikimedian in Residence, Natural History Museum.

A presentation on the outcomes of the Wikimedian in Residence programs and looking at what can be done in the future with the Natural History Museum. The main topic will be the Natural History Museum’s decision to make 20 million images over the next 5 years available under an open license, how this will relate to Wikimedia projects, transferring these images from a CKAN data portal to Wikimedia Commons and transcription of labels for specimens. We will also look at the creation of a prototype multilingual virtual museum using QRpedia in a new way to give the 2.5 million visitors per year who don’t speak English as a first language information about the specimens and topics within the museum.

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