I wanted to let you know about an opportunity to get your hands dirty with the DPLA and OCLC APIs. This is a great opportunity to meet some cool library developers and hopefully think about expanding connections between the library and Wiki world.
Philadelphia, January 24th, 2014
Please feel free to pass on to other lists!
Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer
777 Mariners Island Blvd Suite 550
San Mateo, CA 94404 USA
Merrilee blogs at hangingtogether.org<http://hangingtogether.org/>
Follow me on Twitter @merrileeiam
I am delighted to announce that Wikimedia Spain has started a cooperation
with the Fundación Joaquín Díaz, which holds a Museum and an Archive
dedicated to old pictures, old musical instruments and cultural research.
The Foundation takes the name of Joaquín Díaz González, probably the
most important folklorist and ethnographer on the Spanish region of Castile
and León and one of the most importants in Spain.
The first step of our cooperation has been the batch upload of 2764 old
pictures of Castile and León (in low resolution for the moment) to Commons,
which can be visited at this category.
We will keep working with the Foundation in order to make more batch
uploads coming soon.
Hope you enjoy this.
Miguel Ángel García
Just stumbled over this quite detailed study of image sharing policies
in 11 Museums.
It states that it is CC BY-SA but uses a CC BY-NC-SA icon right next
to that statement. Wikimedia is mentioned a few times but not
The next GLAMout is Friday September 6! (That's currently "tomorrow" for US
folks but "today" for those further east.)
GLAMouts are monthly live Google Hangout on Air sessions where we discuss
developments in GLAM-Wiki. It will also be recorded for later. This GLAMout
is 3–4 p.m. EDT | 12–1 p.m. PDT | 7–8 p.m. UTC. The link to the video will
be available via Twitter on the @glamwiki account and #glamwiki hashtag,
and also shared with this list. *Please join the conversation by using the
#glamwiki hashtag!* We've had great success with this in our past GLAMouts.
The GLAMout is a chance to share important news or progress on GLAM-Wiki
projects. We did not have an August GLAMout due to Wikimania, so this one
will likely be pretty packed with updates. If you have additional updates
please do add them to the October GLAMout agenda so we can be sure to
include them next month.
Thanks so much!
Lori Byrd Phillips
Digital Marketing Content Coordinator
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
703.489.6036 | http://loribyrdphillips.com/
As you may have heard <http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=5179>, I am now a
full-time, permanent staff member at the US National Archives employed to
work on Wikipedia initiatives. This makes me, even more clearly so than
previous Wikipedians in Residence which are often temporary workers or
interns, a paid editor.
I have rewritten my user page
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dominic>on Wikimedia projects
where I am active to reflect my job (and position
with my chapter). I am publishing my entire job description on Wikipedia. I
have also written a somewhat lengthy
FAQ<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dominic/FAQ>about my personal
history, motivations, and what I will and will not be
doing as a paid editor. This statement has been approved by NARA, so it
represents their intentions as an agency as well as my personal thoughts. I
would encourage you to read it.
I realize that this is going well beyond the conflict of interest statement
we usually suggest of cultural professionals editing Wikipedia. I'm
essentially doing this for two reasons. First, out of an abundance of
caution, I would like to demonstrate a high level of transparency and
thoughtfulness, since I am a very public example of being a paid editor.
Second, I am hoping that the way I have expressed the rationale for my
participation on Wikimedia projects can be an exemplar, both for
prospective GLAM partners interested in best practices, and for the
Wikipedia community, which is probably sorely in need of positive examples
of non-advocacy paid editing right now.
To that end, I'd be interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this approach
generally or specifically on the statements I've published. I am still
willing any necessary changes if you have a good suggestion.