Hello everyone and welcome to our new list subscribers!
About two weeks ago I shared information on the GLAM-Wiki US Consortium,
which we officially launched at the GLAM Night Out event at the Newseum
during Wikimania. We were also lucky enough to have the launch reiterated
by the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, during the closing
The defining goal of the Consortium is to bring GLAM professionals together
with Wikipedians to work and discuss more efficiently together - and we've
definitely started off on the right foot! Already we have many
organizations, cultural professionals, and Wikipedians who are interested
in being a part of the GLAM-US Consortium. So with this momentum, it's
truly time to come together and establish a useful structure for this
I urge you to join the conversation and help to establish what the
Consortium will look like, both in the short-term and long-term.
Things you can do:
- *Read *through this one-page overview of the Consortium's broad goals: *
- *Sign up* as an affiliate organization, chapter, or individual if you are
interested in taking part.
- *Share* your thoughts on the Consortium on the* talk page*, if you're
comfortable doing so, or on this *email list*.
- You can specifically address the following questions:
- What platforms for discussion and information dispersal are most
immediately useful & relevant to you?
- What organizational structures should be aimed for in the future?
- What funding models could be pursued in the future?
I have cc'd the Libraries list and the global GLAM list on this email just
as an FYI. In the future, all discussion of the GLAM-US Consortium will be
centralized here on the GLAM-US list. If you are on these other lists and
are interested in taking part, please sign up here:
With the abundance of talks, events, and praise for GLAM last week at
Wikimania, I've never been more proud to be a part of this incredible
global community. I'm really excited to see where the GLAM-US Consortium
might lead - in particular in bringing cultural professionals more
coherently into the conversation.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Digital Marketing Content Coordinator
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator
I sent out my first solicitation message today (to two music library
groups)....and then I realized:
Last year there was a signup page on WP where institutions could indicate
their plans for participation.
This year the WP:WLL page is rather crowded (the talk page even more so).
Shouldn't there be some space or page where institutions can indicate
Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
blog: http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44 Twitter: @kos2
Listowner: OPERA-L ; SMT-TALK ; SMT-ANNOUNCE ; SoundForge-users
- My opinions do not necessarily represent those of my institutions -
OCLC is holding two webinars on the topic of libraries and Wikipedia.
The first will be on July 31st, and will focus on academic and research
libraries; the second will be on August 2nd and wil focus on public
libraries. All are welcome and both are free! Please register, invite
your friends who work in libraries, and help us spread the word!
Reminder: Register to Attend the OCLC Research "Wikipedia and Libraries:
What's the Connection?" Webinar on 31 July at 11:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m.
EDT (UTC 18:00)
Follow or tweet this webinar with #orwikipedia
All are welcome to attend this free webinar with OCLC Research
Wikipedian in Residence Max Klein
<http://www.oclc.org/research/people/klein.htm> to learn what's
happened between Wikipedia and libraries in the past and what it means
for the future. In addition, Max will explain the connection between
Wikipedia and libraries, discuss the variety of Wikipedia in Residence
positions and the opportunities for libraries working with Wikipedia, as
well as describe how OCLC Research is working to integrate Authority
Control into Wikipedia. He'll also present "Behind the Secret Door:
Tips and Tricks for Librarians using Wikipedia."
This free OCLC Research webinar is open to all and is geared toward
academic libraries. WebJunction will also host a webinar with Max Klein,
"Librarians are Wikipedians Too
s_Too.html> ," with a public library focus on 2 August that is free and
open to all.
<https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=714623168> * to attend
the OCLC Research "Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection?"
webinar on 31 July 2012 at 11:00 am PDT/2:00 pm EDT.
A recording of this webinar will be made available on the OCLC Research
webinars page <http://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.htm> , in
4834> and on YouTube <http://www.youtube.com/oclcresearch>
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
At our last meet in March at Berlin, we discussed having Wiki Loves
We had an outreach activity in Naga City, 300 km south of Manila last
weekend. At Ateneo de Naga University, the Wikimedia Philippines activity
was flocked by librarians, library science students and library science
professors and got excited at their first experience in creating and
editing articles in the Bicol Wikipedia.
The library is nice, at very close proximity is a computer laboratory with
40 units with excellent internet connection.
We would like to go back to Naga City again hopefully with a nice
presentation catered for libraries and for activities for the setup I
I hope that we can get assistance from you to jump start these projects and
collaborations with group of librarians. We felt like a rockstar when we
are now being invited to other library association gatherings and open to
projects for libraries.
Roman "Butch" Bustria Jr.
Vice President (2012-2013)
Wikimedia Philippines Inc.
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