September 2011 starts the second year of the ongoing partnership between The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (TCMI) and Wikipedia, which first began in August 2010. User:LoriLee, in the role of Wikipedian in Residence, is continuing to facilitate various cooperative projects between TCMI and Wikimedia. If you are interested in helping please check-in on the members page.
This project aims to coordinate the sharing of resources between The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (TCMI) and the Wikimedia community. TCMI’s mission to educate children and families aligns closely with Wikipedia’s goal to provide “free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” TCMI houses a diverse collection encompassing subjects such as art, science, history, and more. The distribution of this broad range of information will impact topics throughout Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and WikiBooks.
I am first and foremost a museum studies graduate student interested in helping the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis share their collections information and multimedia resources with a wide audience. I am, secondly, an unaffiliated Wikipedia volunteer who is knowledgeable of the community and culture of Wikimedia. I will serve as Museum-Wikipedia collaborator, completing a paid student internship from September-November 2010 in which I will utilize the resources within TCMI and Wikipedia to share free culture while building a mutually beneficial relationship between the two.