Wikipedia:GLAM/Archives of American Art
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Contributions to Wikimedia Commons
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Project scope and purpose
This project aims to coordinate the sharing of resources between Archives of American Art and the Wikimedia community in a relationship of mutual benefit. The Archives collects, preserves, describes, and provides access to documentary evidence on the history of the visual arts in America; a mission that aligns with Wikipedia’s goal to provide “free access to the sum of all human knowledge.”
Expand coverage on Wikipedia about people and topics relevant to the Archives of American Art’s collections. This includes providing access to sources for citations on existing pages, and creating new pages on notable people and topics.
Media contribution to Wikimedia Commons
Ongoing content donations to Wikimedia Commons featuring public domain documents and images from the Archives, allowing for these images to be utilized by educators and researchers worldwide without restrictions.
A learning experience
Collaborate with students and lifelong learners to help them grow their knowledge of art history while researching and contributing to Wikipedia articles. Empower Smithsonian staff and volunteers to grow their skills as confidence as Wikipedia contributors. Provide opportunities for new relationships and connections within the libraries, archives, and museum communities.
If you are seeking something specific, please post on the requests page, and we will do our best to meet your needs.
Categories, Templates, and Userboxes
Articles about people, organizations, movements, or events heavily documented in the Archives of American Art's collections should have a hidden category on the main page, and a Wikiproject template on their talk page. Userboxes are for volunteers to place on their user pages.
Media, blogs, & presentations
Examine statistical data related to traffic from Wikimedia websites to the Archives’ website, as well as usage statistics of images, data and other related materials with the invaluable tools provided by Wikimedia developers.
Analysis is based on the importance of the topic and the connection it has in regards to the Archives of American Art. This analysis is being completed by art historians and staff, articles are rated based on the amount of content or quality of content within the Archives and its relevance to what is owned by the Archives. Collections that are restricted, entirely on microfilm, or not owned by the Archives are not being included. This chart is still under development and is only a selected portion of the Archives holdings.