My interpretation of the rules is that it would be paid editing so you
would have to declare who is paying you on your user page or edit summary
or the talk page for pages you edit
Paid editing by glam staff about their institutions is frowned on as COI -
conflict of interest - but editing articles in your area of expertise is
generally not COI. Editing stuff about your collection is generally not
COI but be careful.
Look at contributing to Commons and wikidata as well as English Wikipedia.
Hope this helps
On Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:22 Daria Cybulska <daria.cybulska(a)wikimedia.org.uk>
Have a look at the message from Rosa below - she's looking for some advice
on contributing to Wikipedia relating to collections she is representing.
If anyone is in the area and/or is interested in helping our, feel free to
get in touch! It sounds like she's already done a fair amount of research,
so may only need a bit of support.
All the best,
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rosa Sadler <r.sadler(a)sheffield.ac.uk>
Date: 23 September 2015 at 09:08
Subject: Contributing to articles on Wikipedia using materials at National
Dear GLAM UK,
I am a member of staff in the Library at the University of Sheffield. The
National Fairground Archive is based within the Library and we are
interested in using our subject knowledge and collections to contribute to
Wikipedia articles relating to this area. We understand the policy about
not contributing original research and would not be doing this.
I have looked at your pages on Wikipedia and have seen the information
about Wikipedia projects and Wikimedians in residence and I want to ask: is
it a requirement that we be part of a project with a pre-existing
Wikimedian or is it ok for members of staff here to become editors and make
contributions independently? Would this be seen as a conflict of interest?
We would, of course, be using individual accounts and obeying the
guidelines for editors. Our aim in contributing would be to make
information about this area more available to the public by adding to
articles and to provide links (in citations) to our collections so that the
general public can further benefit from them.
I am interested to hear whether this kind of activity would be acceptable
to the Wikipedia community and as such I look forward to your response.
*Library Information Services Coordinator*The Diamond
University of Sheffield
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