Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia/A GLAM Day Out

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Time Activity
10:00 Welcome to A GLAM Day Out: Jeff Guin, Manager of Emerging Media, Chemical Heritage Foundation.
10:00 - 10:45 Guest speaker: Bob Skiba, John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives, on GLAM/LGBT initiatives in Philadelphia.
11:00 - 12:00 Wikipedia How-to Edit Workshop with Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
11:00 or 12:00 Tours of the Chemical Heritage Foundation's museum.
Lunch Around See program for a list of nearby restaurants; pick a place to fit your time and taste.
1:00 - 1:45 Guest speaker: Dominic McDevitt-Parks, National Archives Digital Content Specialist and Wikipedian-in-Residence, on contributing content to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
1:45 - 2:30 Guest speaker: Dorothy Howard, Metropolitan New York Library Council Wikipedian-in-Residence, on metrics for evaluating GLAM-Wiki collaboration.
2:30 Coffee and snacks
2:45 - 5:00 Edit-a-thon: Guest archivist Bob Skiba will give a brief introduction to LGBT content sources, to open our "Wiki Loves Pride"-themed edit-a-thon. Bring content on any topics you are interested in to share and edit.
5:00 - 7:00 Reception




Bob Skiba

Bob Skiba

Archivist and historian, John J. Wilcox Jr. Archives of Philadelphia, William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, (215) 732-2220.

Session: 10.00-10.45 a.m., Guest speaker, GLAM/LGBT Initiatives in Philadelphia

Bob Skiba will talk about his work as an LGBT archivist and historian, and describe an exciting GLAM/LGBT collaboration involving museums and archives in Philadelphia over the next year.

Session: 2.45-3.05 p.m., Guest archivist, introduction to "Wiki Loves Pride" Edit-a-thon

Bob Skiba will discuss finding sources of LGBT content, for use by edit-a-thon participants, as an introduction to the Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon.

More about Bob Skiba:

Dominic McDevitt-Parks

Dominic McDevitt-Parks

Session: 1.00-1.45 p.m., Guest speaker, Contributing Content

Dominic McDevitt-Parks is a Digital Content Specialist at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and a Cultural Partnerships Coordinator, Wikimedia District of Columbia. As an employee of the U.S. National Archives (NARA), he works to make NARA holdings more accessible to the public by making them available to Wikipedia for use in articles. By providing content, data, assistance, expertise, and incentives from the institution Dominic facilitates the work of other Wikimedians and helps to develop a vibrant active community of editors on Wikipedia.

In his talk, Dominic will discuss contributing digital content to Wikimedia Commons, addressing issues such as copyright, Wikimedia Commons licensing, and bulk uploading of content to Wikimedia Commons.

More about Dominic McDevitt-Parks:

Dorothy R. Howard

Dorothy R. Howard

Session: 1.45-2.30 p.m., Guest speaker, Metrics for evaluation

Dorothy Howard, Wikipedian-in-Residence of the Metropolitan New York Library Council, has facilitated multi-institutional Wikipedia projects among New York galleries, libraries, archives, and cultural institutions since August, 2013.

In her talk Dorothy will discuss Edit-a-Thon and project documentation, things to do before and after Wikipedia events, Wikimetrics, and using outside tools to trace institutional Wikipedia projects. The latter part of the presentation will also consider different models for measuring success in Wikipedia projects including: editor retention, diversity, language compatibility, page-views, readability, and article quality.

More about Dorothy Howard:


Museum Tours

Session: 11.00 or 12.00, Docents in the Chemical Heritage Foundation museum will lead guided tours at 11.00 and 12.00 o'clock, or you can drop in throughout the day to see the exhibits. Be sure to visit Suited for Space, the current exhibit in the Clifford Hach Gallery on the first floor!

Wikipedia How-to Edit Workshop

Session: 11.00-12.00 a.m., Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Workshop leader

Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, will demystify Wikipedia culture and describe how Wikipedia works. In the second part of the presentation, Mary will walk through the creating an account, searching, editing pages, and creating new pages. Bring your computer and you can create your own username and password (or try this at home in advance!), make your first edit, and practice editing in your sandbox.

"Wiki Loves Pride" Edit-a-thon

"Wiki Loves Pride"

Session: 2.45-5.00 a.m., Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Workshop leader, Bob Skiba, Guest curator

In celebration of June as LGBT Pride Month, the theme of our edit-a-thon will be "Wiki Loves Pride". Guest speaker and archivist Bob Skiba will introduce the edit-a-thon with a brief outline of sources of LGBT content. Editors are encouraged to bring materials from their institutions or personal collections, and to work on whatever topics they wish, whether LGBT-related or reflecting other areas of interest. Everyone is welcome. Experienced Wikipedia coaches will be available to help and to answer questions.

A GLAM Day Out! Reception

Join us at the reception, and help us to celebrate the first year of the Chemical Heritage Foundation's Wikipedian in Residence program, and the GLAM Cafe! Session: 5.00-7.00 p.m., Overlook

Edit-a-thon Outcomes

A list of suggested Wiki Loves Pride topics is located here. You can also bring your own topics to work on, or ask our guest archivist for suggestions for topics or resources. Please list the articles you edit in the following sections!

Event Photos

Images released

  • Photographs relating to the history of the Anna Crusis Women's Choir are being released, as we obtain the appropriate permissions to cover their licensing.

New articles

Drafts started in sandbox

Articles expanded or improved

New user pages created

Lunch Around Suggestions

Restaurant Address Styke
Barra Restaurant 239 Chestnut Street, opens 11.30 am Italian, American, Pizzeria
Campo's Deli 214 Market Street, opens 10.00 am Philly favorites: Cheese steaks, hoagies
Continental 138 Market Street, opens 11.30 am Martini bar and tapas style entrees
Cosi 4th & Chestnut, open 6:30 am – 10:00 pm Salads, sandwiches, smoothies (eat in or take out)
European Republic 213 Chestnut Street, open 11.00 am - 10.00 pm Belgian-esque wraps, frites, and soups
Fork Restaurant 306 Market Street, opens 11.30 am Seasonal foods
Franklin Fountain 116 Market Street, opens 11.00 am 18th century inspired ice cream parlor! (just for fun)
Gianfranco Pizza Rustica 6 N. 3rd Street (on 3rd just across Market Street), open 10.00 am - 10.00 pm Classic pizzeria, with cheesesteaks, burgers, fries, etc.
Han Dynasty 123 Chestnut St, opens 11.30 am Unique, delicious, somewhat upscale Szechuan cuisine
Karma 114 Chestnut Street, opens 11.30 am Excellent Indian buffet lunch
Khyber Pass Pub 56 S. 2nd Street, open 11.00 am - 2.00 am Creole-themed pub food and barbecue; vegetarian/vegan options
National Mechanics 22 South 3rd Street, opens 11.00 am Pub grub; burgers and beer
Panini's Trattoria 317 Market Street, opens 10.00 am Italian bistro
Roe Thai and Japanese 138 Chestnut Street, opens 11.30 am Excellent, reasonably priced, but small and can be slow
The Bourse Food Court 5th Street between Market and Chestnut, open 10.00-6.00 A wide variety of fast and inexpensive options of all types (the Mexican place is the best)
Sonny's Famous Steaks 228 Market Street open 11.00 am - 10.00 pm Classic cheesesteak place (because you're in Philly)
The Victoria Freehouse 10 S. Front Street (east down Chestnut, left on Front, look for the Union Jack), open 11.00 am - 10.00 pm Full British pub - Scotch eggs, Bangers and Mash, fish and chips, etc.