Dear all

Thanks for all your comments and input into this. I can understand why those working closely within the open knowledge sector might feel there isn't a need for information about why this matters, but the audience we're aiming this at are people working in smaller organisations and societies, or simply interested members of the public, who need an introduction to open. The idea would be to signpost to other, more comprehensive materials, rather than to reinvent the wheel. And I'm not imagining this would be a very time-consuming exercise. I think despite all the barriers and issues raised it makes sense that this information is contained somewhere on our website (although of course, it could be shared and re-used by anyone who wanted it!) In the first instance we are looking for some text, so your offer is greatly appreciated Sara! I'll get in touch with you separately about taking this forward.

All best

On 26 February 2016 at 09:56, Sara Thomas <> wrote:
Hello hello. Existing WiR here (Museums Galleries Scotland), happy to collaborate on this. Have had contact with ~26 different GLAMs over the past year, of varying sizes. I'm at user:lirazelf.  if someone wants to do the design, I'll do the text.


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> On 26 Feb 2016, at 09:51, Fæ <> wrote:
> On 26 February 2016 at 09:41, Charles Matthews
> <> wrote:
>> On 25 February 2016 at 21:47 Michael Maggs <> wrote:
>> <snip>
>> And as a national charity that aspires to lead in this area we really ought
>> to have something that concisely answers the question "why should I release
>> my content?"
>> A flyer, then. Starting from the existing "How to work successfully with
>> Wikipedia", strip out the case studies, remove the WiR material, reduce to
>> one side of A4. The key points should all be there.
>> Charles
> I would make the flyer generic, it can then be used by other English
> speaking organizations and shared on the Outreach wiki rather than
> hidden away on the chapter wiki and appearing like proprietary
> marketing. WMUK has co-funded many Wikimedian in Residence positions
> over the last five years, several have contributed materials and case
> studies to the Outreach wiki, contacting them and the current
> Wikimedians in Residence directly would get the flier produced on a
> good-will basis with no staff support needed. It could even be
> declared as an outcome of one of the funded projects, if that is
> important.
> Fae
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