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A GLAMorous romance

QR codes at Joan Miró Foundation, 2011 One of the most fruitful collaborations between the community of Catalan-speaking Wikipedians and the GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) is taking place at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. Let’s peer into this little love story between GLAMwiki pioneers. The first…

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On Consortium-Based Wikipedian in Residence Positions

After three and a half months at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, I’m still figuring out what it means to be a consortium based Wikipedian-in-Residence (WiR). METRO is a member-resource organization for a large and diverse body of institutions, each with their own interests in Wikipedia. METRO’s members include 150…

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A successful “Collection Days” edit-a-thon in Warsaw, Poland

en:Sarmīte Ēlerte from Latvia was one of the VIPs present at the Collection Days’ kick-off event. Six hardworking Wikip/medians. Finding great images to illustrate articles were a central part of the event. It has already been a couple of weeks, but I wanted to explain and share some lessons learned…

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Canadian Copyright Collection from the British Library on Wikimedia Commons

The dancing pavilion at the Boblo Island Amusement Park, Ontario (1914). Financed by Henry Ford, this was the world’s second largest dance hall at the time, holding up to 5,000 dancers. The music was provided by one of the world’s largest orchestrions (pictured on the right): a 16 foot tall,…

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Viquimodernisme, not just another GLAMwiki project

Catalan Wikipedia is especially active with GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) projects, but beginning in summer 2012, we started developing “Viquimodernisme“, an unprecedented wikiproject in Catalonia. For the first time, a research group on contemporary design and art history — Universitat de Barcelona’s GRACMON — and around 100 art…

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Walters Art Museum: A case study in sharing

This blog post originally appeared via the OpenGLAM Blog. The Walters Art Museum, located in Baltimore  Maryland, is a model OpenGLAM institution. With a forward thinking staff aimed at opening their collections in unique and innovative ways, and a collection consisting of over 35,000 objects that are public domain, the Walters…

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum announces first Wikipedian in Residence

(This blog post originally appeared on the GLAM-Wiki US blog, under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.)  Graduate student and Wikipedian Michael Barera became the first Wikipedian in Residence at a U.S. presidential library last week. Barera, who attends the University of Michigan’s School of Information, is serving as…

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Bring on the Chicks with Glasses!: Why Wiki Loves Libraries & GLAM-Wiki can help address the Wikipedia gender gap

(This is a guest post from Sara Snyder, the webmaster at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.) Librarians and archivists in the United States have been, and will continue to be, mostly female. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 81 percent of current students pursuing a Masters in…

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Why Wikipedians should love librarians

Last year marked the start of Wikipedia Loves Libraries (WLL), and in 2012, WLL activities are in full swing, with many events planned in the coming month. WLL was originally conceived as a way of celebrating Open Access Week, but we now have WLL events throughout the year. As a librarian…

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A whole network of public libraries begins Wikipedia collaboration in Catalonia

Librarians during a Wikipedia workshop 150 librarians from all over Catalonia have been trained about Wikipedia to spread it among library users. Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain, with its own language, culture and history. Its capital and largest city is Barcelona. During the months of June and July…

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