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Michigan State Library - WIR[edit]

As requested by @Astinson (WMF):, here is the thread for talking about the WIR. Mitch32(The ripest peach is highest on the tree.) 20:33, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Hey @Imzadi1979:: its great that you are trying to figure out how to get more engaged in GLAM-Wiki and developed a WIR role. There are a lot of opportunities, especially when working with Research Libraries. Though no-one explicitely coordinates GLAM or WIR roles internationally, most affiliates can provide some kind of support in developing your relationship (in the United States, that is typically WP:WMDC and WP:WMNYC but also the other meta:Wikimedia_movement_affiliates. For academic and research libraries, its often best to approach them with the various strategies documented at Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Library/Research_libraries: unlike other GLAMs where the focus of the partnership is frequently on rare items provided to Commons, Libraries have much more depth of resources and aligned interests that might be useful to explore other strategies. @Tokyogirl79: is actually filling a similar role at the Library of Virginia (see her user account at @Tokyogirl79LVA: for her work with the library). Let me know what questions you have, and I am happy to point you at resources. Astinson (WMF) (talk) 14:05, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
At this point, Astinson (WMF), I'm not sure what questions I have. It's more like needing information to see what's possible. I'd want to have an immediate focus on getting various resources scanned and put online. The Archives of Michigan, which occupies the other half of the same complex with the Library of Michigan, has started some digitization, and I'd like to process a whole series of specific documents to get them online and accessible. Beyond that, there's the general outreach to get more editors/more editing in place. This could be something as simple as pursuing funding for equipment for a scanning project to a full-scale role with the institution(s). Imzadi 1979  06:00, 26 October 2016 (UTC)