Submissions/Wikimedian in Residence programme review (WMUK) - workshop

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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. 8028
Title of the submission

Wikimedian in Residence programme review (WMUK) - workshop

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

Presentation + discussion

Author of the submission

Daria Cybulska

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Daria Cybulska (WMUK)

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia UK

Personal homepage or blog



Over the last two years, Wikimedia UK has worked towards creating a firmer structure supporting our Wikimedian in Residence project. ‪This started with, in November 2012, running a call for applications to attract institutions wanting to engage with such a project (background for that is and ‬

All of the organisations we have brought forward belonged to the cultural sector, but this is not a requirement of the programme. We also set up a Jisc Wikimedia Ambassador (July ‘13 - April ‘14), which follows some of the elements of the WIR model.

Towards the end of 2013, we have agreed to reflect on the programme’s successes and challenges through a review. This will have been run over March - May 2014, looking at the opinions of the residents, host institutions, and contribution from the community in general. There was a significant focus on exploring what the Residents thought about their projects, what would have helped them deliver their objectives, what tools and resources they found especially useful (or what they have produced themselves!).

This workshop wants to present what has been found through the review (perhaps build on what would be presented via the more general talk), but open it up to any current or prospective Wikimedians in Residence to share learning and brainstorm how the community of Residents would be stronger by working together.

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

60 minutes or 90 minutes to deliver a workshop

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