I am very pleased to announce that Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC are
working in collaboration to host the first national Wikimedia conference in
the United States!
Here are the details for the conference:
Dates: Friday, May 30, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014
Location: New York Law School (185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013)
For more information, please review our official press release below! We
hope you will join us and help us spread the word!
Just another reminder that the GLAMout will be on Friday. We still have space on the agenda - if you sign up for an agenda topic, please indicate that you will be presenting (I'll try to make this clearer in the future). Right now I have four people signed up as attendees but only two agenda topics (a gentle reminder that only those presenting need to be in the Hangout - others can view on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbryqB4wmQM ).
And, if you can please post agenda items by close of business your time tomorrow to minimize last minute scrambling, that would be appreciated as well.
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 11:07 AM
To: Proffitt,Merrilee; 'Wikimedia & GLAM collaboration [Public]'; 'Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination'; 'North American Cultural Partnerships'; 'Wikimedia & Libraries'
Subject: March GLAMout next week!
It's your monthly email - the March GLAMout will be next Friday! Please tune in at 12pm-1pm Pacific Time (3pm-4pm ET | 19-20h UTC). Right now the agenda is wide open and I encourage anyone who has something to share to sign up, and also volunteer to run the GLAMout if you're inclined (I'm available if no one else is but would also be fine with turning it over to someone else).
What is the GLAMout? It's a monthly online video-chat (using Google+ Hangouts) where cultural professionals, Wikimedians, or any interested parties can learn and chat about GLAM activities. The GLAMout is currently hosted by the GLAM-Wiki US Consortium. While the Google Hangout is limited to those presenting, anyone is welcome to view on YouTube.
Thanks and hope to see you online!
The latest edition of Books & Bytes is out, with a full overview of recent
Wikipedia Library organizing and outreach opportunities, our Spotlight
editorial/interview, plus news and notes from around the open access and
library world. Hope you'll check it out!
Jake Orlowitz (User:Ocaasi)
Coordinator, The Wikipedia Library