Scotland

How to fix your museum’s Wikipedia page: an FAQ

This post was written by Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence at Museum Galleries Scotland As Museums Galleries Scotland’s Wikimedian in Residence, I’m often asked what a museum or other GLAM organisation can do with regard to their Wikipedia page.  And the answer is often not as simple as you’d think. Wikipedia has strict policies concerning… 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 »

Wiki Club: using Wikipedia as platform to shout about Scotland’s Heritage

This article was first published in Archaeology Scotland’s membership magazine and is reproduced with kind permission. Written by Doug Rocks-Macqueen, Cara Jones, Jeff Sanders and Leigh Stork. We all use (and love!) Wikipedia, but we are sometimes frustrated by the quality of the content on the Scottish Archaeology pages. We decided to do something about it… read more »

Reviewing a residency – National Library of Scotland

  This post was written by Daria Cybulska, Programme Manager It’s time to take a look back at the longest standing UK Wikimedian in Residence project. When we were setting up a Wikimedian in Residence (WIR) in Scotland, in 2013, we planned it for a pilot lasting several months, designed to see if such a… read more »

The winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in the UK

Have you seen the UK winners of the 2014 Wiki Loves Monuments competition? Wiki Loves Monuments is the global photography contest and the objective is to collect high quality photographs of some of the world’s most important historic sites. In the UK, this means listed buildings and scheduled monuments so there are possible subjects all over… read more »

Working with GLAMs, Working with Wikimedia

This post was written by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland In early June a slightly different kind of GLAM:Wiki workshop was held in Edinburgh. No new content was uploaded, no new user accounts were created, and no articles were edited throughout the entirety of a four hour event. Part… read more »

Historic library collections get worldwide exposure

This post was written by the team at the National Library of Scotland and was originally published on their website here Images from the National Library of Scotland’s (NLS) historic collections have been added to one of the world’s most popular websites where they can be seen and shared by people everywhere. It is the… read more »

Anybody but Burns event a success

This post was written by Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland The weather may not have been co-operating, but the National Library of Scotland’s Anybody but Burns edit-a-thon was not going to be held up by a little bit of wind and rain this past Saturday. Thirteen participants, some established… read more »

Celebrating Scottish poets: Anyone but Burns!

Burns’ night is rapidly approaching and folk around the globe will be celebrating the Bard in style and good cheer, but the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library think that we should take a moment to think about the thousands of Scottish poets who won’t be toasted this weekend! Local writers and… read more »

Scottish Women on Wikipedia

This post was originally published by Anabel Marsh, a new Wikipedian. You can see the original post here I’ve often dipped into Wikipedia, but I didn’t start to take it seriously until a couple of years ago when I attended a Teachmeet at which one of the presenters changed my mind. He convinced me that… read more »

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