Wikipedia:Wikipedia for Libraries Archives Museums
- 1 Part 1: Wikipedia- and Institution Partnerships
- 2 4. Adding Institutional Materials to Wikipedia
- 3 5. Use Cases: New York
- 4 6. Wikipedia in Education/Educational Libraries
- 5 Part 2: Editing Wikipedia: Hands On Training
- 6 Part 3: Wikipedia in the Workflow
- 7 Attendees of September 18th event on these topics at the Metropolitan New York Library Council
Part 1: Wikipedia- and Institution Partnerships
1. GLAM-Wiki (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Wikipedia) Main pages
- Wikipedia:GLAM/US GLAM-Wiki U.S. Consortium
- GLAM Institutional Partnerships Examples
- Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Libraries Campaign
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art
- GLAM model projects and best practices Best practices are constantly being developed and negotiated within the GLAM-Wiki community.
- Wiki LibGuide for more examples.
2. Why Use Wikipedia?
- Demands for information met at the places where people are seeking it.
- Use Wiki to enhance use of, and access to collections and public services.
- Wikipedia External Links Search - SEO Search engine optimization, increase traffic to your resources and information.
3. Projects and Events
- Write articles relevant to institutional collections using authority information and archival materials.
- Add references and links to Wikipedia articles to improve article quality and publicize digitized collections.
- Hold Staff Trainings on Editing Practices and incorporate editing Wikipedia into workflows and/or develop a point person to centralize Wikipedia activities institutionally.
- Invite the public and local Wikipedians to collaborate in writing articles about your institutional collections.
- Hold staff-only Edit-a-Thons/Wikipedia trainings centered around a specific theme.
- Edit-a-Thon: Archives of American Art Backstage Pass Backstage Pass Events
- NYT. “Museum Welcomes Wikipedia Editors.” July, 2013.
- http://editathon.org/ Edit-a-Thon Training tool
- Ten Ideas for Library Editing
- Wikipedians in Residence
- Image uploading to Commons.Wikimedia.org and media, video, and text donations to other Wiki platforms.
- Create and maintain a GLAM project page for your institution with updates on Wikipedia activities and coverage of institutional materials on Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia Education Program - The Wikipedia education program can facilitate partnerships with host institutions.
4. Adding Institutional Materials to Wikipedia
Table of Possible Tasks for GLAM Editing Projects
|Task||Example 1||Example 2|
|1. Add references to your institution’s resources in Wikipedia articles. Alternately, add wikipedia links or references to your institutional webpage||Metropolitan Museum's Watson Library's project: a project which has been focused on the library adding external links and references that go back to the library catalog page.||Wikipedia citation code placed at the bottom of pages on the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.||Wikipedia citation code at the bottom of pages on the Powerhouse Museum online catalog.|
|2. Edit articles on topics of interest to your institution, improving article quality||Create and update a list of articles that you want to edit on the GLAM page||host an editing contest with a prize awarded for the best article about an object in your institution|
|3. Create discrete sections for collection information or independent articles for collections||See 'Collections' in Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art||List of works in Museum of Modern Art Department of Painting and Sculpture||San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Selected Collection Highlights Section|
|4. List "highlights of the collection” and create articles for the objects, books, or documents which you choose to highlight. Remember to search for those items first before making a new article to prevent duplication||British Library: Highlights of the collections||Collection of the National Gallery, London: Paintings Highlights||Highlights in the Collection: Frick Collection|
|5. Create Exhibition pages||The Portrait Now||The Prague Project||New Painting of Common Objects|
|6. Add images to Wikimedia Commons||Walter's Art Museum||Large volume uploading|
|7. Authority Control Template made by Max Klein, Wikipedian at OCLC||Scroll down to the bottom of the Alexander Graham Bell article and find the authority control box|
5. Use Cases: New York
Museum of Modern Art
- Museum of Modern Art Activities
- Hosted Wikipedia Loves Art, and a Wikimedia Commons photography contest, in February 2009.
- Hosted Wiki training workshops for MoMA and friends, getting together on a regular basis.
New York Public Library
- Edit-a-thon "Wikipedia the Musical!" Edit-a-thon at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
- Edit-a-thon ¡Wikipedia con Sabor Latino! Latin-American music at LPA
- Edit-a-thon Wikipedia Goes to the Movies at LPA
- Edit-a-thon April 2012: Wiki-Gangs of New York Editathon at SASB / Recap by Carmen Nigro
6. Wikipedia in Education/Educational Libraries
- Wikipedia Education Program
- Campus Ambassador Program
- Wikipedia:School and University Projects
- Instructor Basics: How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool (PDF)
- Use Case: Princeton University hosts Edit-a-thons
Resources to Get Started
- Education Portal: Tips and Resources
- Category:Wikipedia Education Program
- Category:Wikipedia training For educators
- Wikipedia:School and university projects
Student Training Resources
Part 2: Editing Wikipedia: Hands On Training
1. Principles of Wikipedia
- Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines: “common sense model” “principles not rules”
- Wikipedia: Copyrights
- Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources
- Wikipedia:Core content policies
- Wikipedia:Neutral point of view---> conflicts of interest—if you think you have a COI, don’t create the article, post that someone else should create it on a related talk page.
Expressing Affiliation - User pages, Project Pages, Talk Pages
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Visual arts
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Biographies
3. User Pages
- Used to express your institutional, personal affiliations, and to connect.
- Creating a user account is necessary to edit.
- User pages: Example 1 / Example 2 express affiliation and list articles you've edited or added.
- One person per account rule
- Your Talk Page is place where other users express concerns with edits you make, where users can have conversations, and where bots sometimes post to make sure you are using the proper Wiki conventions.
- Creating an article
- Help:Cheatsheet Markup cheatsheet
- Cheatsheet x2
- First search to make sure the article doesn’t already exist by another name.
- Stubs - articles with incomplete encyclopedic information, but acceptable as articles.
- Stubs can be created so that others fill them in at a later date
- Create an article by making a red link in your sandbox, and then clicking on your link
- More help on creating articles
- Article wizard
5. Starting Out
- Getting Started
- Help Pages
- Editing: Editsource, Editbeta (not advised)
- Viewhistory--->revision history, revision history stats, contributors, user edits, number of watchers, page view statistics.
- Naming conventions
- Infoboxes -useful for GLAMs
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style/ListsLists
- Tables / other templates
- WikiProject pages
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style
- Adding ISSN numbers
6. Standards in ALL articles
- 1st word bolded
- References, and a reference section.
- Headings (logical structure is key)
- Internal-Wiki links (blue links)
- Add See Also:
- Add categories
- Add Wikimedia Commons Photos to articles
On the talk page, list your affiliations and reasons for editing
7. Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/
- Uploading images to Wikipedia and Uploading to Commons have different procedures.
- Commons User Accounts are the same for wiki, but you must log on again.
- Upload Wizard to upload photos.
- Commons Licensing is generally: CC0 ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, but you have options when you upload.
- If you would like to consult a Wikipedian about uploading large quantities of photos, let me know!
- Use Case: Walter’s Museum - uploaded 19,000 photos to Wikimedia Commons
Part 3: Wikipedia in the Workflow
7. More Resources
- Citation Templates
- Evaluating your Edit-a-Thon Table
- QRpedia, used in collaboration with museums and public spaces.
Stats Tools on Wikipedia
- Wikipedia Article traffic statistics
- Wikipedia External Links Search - SEO Search engine optimization
- Measuring events: Wiki Metrics
8. Further Discussion
- What institutional department does Wikipedia fit in best? IE social media, archives, library, curatorial?
- How to stay updated about the activities of the GLAM-Wiki community?
- Is there a need for the creation of standards of GLAM-Wiki pages, for the purpose of streamlining the training of GLAMs themselves, and making private users more aware of the particular editing practices of GLAM-Wiki editors? Would this help simplify disputes about conflict of interest in GLAM-Wiki projects?
- What platform should be used to help connect NY GLAM-Wiki projects. Wikipedia? a blog? a listserv? Twitter and/or other social media?