Cultural partnerships

The Shiver: communion with the past in a digital age

This post is adapted from a text originally published in the CILIP November 2015 update. __________________________________________________________________________________ Bodleian Wikimedian Martin Poulter says that although the digital world finds it hard to capture the intimacy of being in the presence of historical objects and texts, it can play an important role in adding value to the collections… read more »

A year as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales

This post was written by Jason Evans, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales and first published on their website. Hundreds of new articles created, thousands of images shared and millions of hits on Wikipedia It’s been a year now since I began my journey into the world of Wikipedia. My brief was… read more »

Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library

The post was written by Phoebe Harkins, Communications Co-ordinator at the Wellcome Library. It was originally on the Library’s blog. Incurably curious? Interested in the history of medicine? Know a bit about Wikipedia? Would you like to work with us on a fantastic new project and be our Wikimedian in Residence? Building on our previous… read more »

Aaaand we’re back! Oxford University to train Open Knowledge Ambassadors

This post was written by Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at Bodleian Libraries and published on the Bodleians’ blog. In a national first, Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries and  IT Services are collaborating on a four-part course to help academics, students, and related staff work with Wikipedia. Oxford University staff and students will earn an ‘Open… read more »

Wikimedia projects benefit from Bodleian Libraries residency

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian Libraries For anyone looking to define Taijitu, Putso or Sangha, or to learn about Elizabeth Fry, the Junior wives of Krishna, or the Royal Ploughing Ceremony, one of the top internet search hits will be Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Articles about these,… read more »

Next steps for Scottish Residency

This post was written by Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence, Museums Galleries Scotland Three conference presentations, seven internal presentations, 22 Glasgow Museums’ staff trained to edit (that’s about 50% of the curatorial staff), one editathon of our own, three organised by other people, and three meetings of the Wiki Working Group. The last few months have been… read more »

ROH Students Editathon: Improving Wikipedia’s articles on dance

This post was written by Rachel Beaumont of the Royal Opera House and was originally published here. Re-used with kind permission. Try to describe Wikipedia to someone who’s never heard of it and they won’t believe you. A free encyclopedia to which anyone can contribute, which is actually useful? But you’ve never likely to have… read more »

Scotland’s second Wikimedian in Residence

This post was written by Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence at Museums Galleries Scotland As I write this, I’m sitting in the library of the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art. There’s a pleasing amount of public wifi, and an excellent cup of tea. This week I’ve also been in Kelvingrove Museum, telling the Curatorial Forum more about… read more »

National Library of Wales residency, month one: laying foundations

This post was written by Jason Evans, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales The focus during the first weeks of the residency has been on meeting with teams from various departments in the Library. The fact the I have worked with many of the staff for nearly ten years made introductions a… read more »

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