Open Access Anniversary Event at The Met. The Met will host a free event to mark the one-year anniversary of its Open Access initiative, in cooperation with their partners, Wikimedia NYC and the Wikimedia Foundation. This two-part event will explore the potential and value of opening up institutional collections and data to the public.
12:30–3:30 pm: A Panel Discussion and Wikidata Workshop (Seminar Room)
A moderated discussion with a panel of open data experts, including Effie Kapsalis, Chief of Content and Communications Strategy, Smithsonian Institution Archives; Richard Knipel, Wikimedian-in-Residence, The Met; and Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How A Bunch of Nobodies Created The World's Greatest Encyclopedia.
A hands-on workshop putting Wikidata to use for your institution's collection. A thematic focus will be women artists and their works with the Art+Feminism campaign, though all topics are open.
4–5 pm: In Conversation (Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall)
Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation and Loic Tallon, Chief Digital Officer, The Met, moderated by Dennis K. Berman, Business Editor, The Wall Street Journal