GLAM-Wiki – celebrating culture and open access

A panoply of international cultural experts and Wikimedians are set to descend on London next month for an international celebration of open access and culture. GLAM-Wiki 2013 is a global conference, organised by the UK chapter in association with Wikimedia Sweden and Europeana, and hosted by the British Library. It examines the possibilities, relationships and… read more »

GLAM-Wiki 2013: Wikimedia UK issues call for papers

Followers of this blog will be aware that there’s been plenty of work going on behind the scenes to prepare for GLAM-Wiki 2013  It’s a global conference for the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) intended for sector professionals, volunteers in Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement, and anyone interested in open content in the… read more »

High profile keynote speakers confirmed for GLAM-Wiki 2013

Wikimedia UK is delighted to announce that we have confirmed our keynote speakers for our GLAM-Wiki 2013 conference. The conference takes place at the British Library on 12-14 April this year. It builds on the success of GLAM-WIKI 2010 and is aimed at Wikimedians and cultural institutions alike. Michael Edson is the Director of Web and… read more »

Announcing the “GLAM-WIKI:UK” conference

“Being a beloved institution will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of being an irrelevant one.” – Cory Doctorow 23 November 2010, UK: Should the cultural sector take the recent funding hit on the chin and reduce their activities – or should they seek to engage… read more »

GLAM-WIKI Schedule Announced

At the end of this month, the UK cultural sector and Wikimedia community will come together at the British Museum for the UK’s GLAM-WIKI conference, with the aim of finding our common goals and exploring the possibilities of working together to achieve those goals. The full schedule for GLAM-WIKI is now online, and we’ve highlighted… read more »

Announcing: Registration now open for GLAM-WIKI:UK at the British Museum

188 years ago today the Rosetta Stone, the British Museum’s most visited object, was translated and in so doing unlocked the secret of Egyptian hieroglyphics. In recognition of this anniversary the Feature Article of the Day on the main page of the English edition of Wikipedia will be “Rosetta Stone“. It is therefore fitting that… read more »