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Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask
London, United Kingdom
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Culture24 and the Strategic Content Alliance are pleased to present:
"Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask".
This event is for anyone working in what Wikimedia call the GLAM sector - galleries, libraries, archives and museums. It is ideally suited to curators, members of the web team, educational staff, marketing/press staff or those in strategic management who are interested in exploring ways of improving the quality of cultural and educational information in Wikipedia.
About the day:
Liam Wyatt is Vice President of Wikimedia Australia and a historian. He has recently been appointed as the first "volunteer Wikipedian in residence" at the British Museum - the first residency of its kind anywhere in the world. His principle task there will be to build a relationship between the Museum and the Wikipedian community through a range of activities, both internally and public-facing.
At this presentation, Liam will be drawing on his experience in bringing the museum and Wikipedia communities together to present a museum-sector-specific overview on the opportunities, benefits and challenges of working with Wikimedia. After his presentation, and along with other Wikipedians attending, there will be the opportunity for in-depth discussions and Q&A.
Attendees can expect to learn:
- The fundamental structures, policies and procedures of Wikipedia: what it does and how.
- The relationship of the professional cultural sector to Wikipedia: how they differ and how they Common pitfalls of working with Wikipedia and dispelling of myths
- Suggestions for projects that can be run in your own organisation: what works, what are the benefits and how to go about it.
Wikipedia: Advice for the cultural sector - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM
GLAM-WIKI recommendations - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM-WIKI_Recommendations
Wikipedia: The Missing Manual - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikipedia:_The_Missing_Manual
Related FREE short course:
Maximising the Effectiveness of Your Online Resources How to use the latest techniques to improve the quality of your web presence
10:00 Wednesday 2 June - 16:00 Thursday 3 June 2010
Netskills Training Suite, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
This FREE 2 day workshop addresses the importance issue of "search engine optimisation" and many related issues. Participants will gain a perspective on how basic guidelines, simple content planning, social media activities and use of metadata, all contribute to the effectiveness of a web site.
The course is provided by the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) and JISC Netskills. For more information please see http://www.netskills.ac.uk/content/products/workshops/event/ncl-jun10-scaseo-r1/index.html
Related Wikimedia event: GLAM-WIKI
In August 2009, Wikimedia Australia organised an event called "GLAM-WIKI" that brought together people from Wikimedia with people from the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums sector. Wikimedia UK are interested in co-organising a similar event in the UK and have pencilled in October 2010 as a date.
Please get it touch with Joseph Seddon if you are interested in getting involved with this http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cultural_partnerships/Joint_events#GLAM-WIKI