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 »

A trip to the Tank Museum

  This blog post was written by User:Mightyhansa I frequent museums regularly and have learnt what can and can’t make a museum work; they have done a good job at the tank museum. The museum was well organised and laid out. Most of the exhibits were well labelled and easy to find, this was made… read more »

We’re looking for Wikimedian in Residence projects!

Wikimedia UK is looking for UK institutions eager to work with us by hosting Wikimedian in Residence posts. This is one of the most effective ways to explore how your organisation can engage with the 6th most visited website in the world. The resident will add capacity to allow for delivery of open knowledge projects… read more »

Royal Society appoints Wikimedian in Residence

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce that John Byrne (User:Johnbod) has been appointed Wikimedian in Residence at The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. The residency will begin in January 2014 and run for six months, on the basis of working one day per week. Wikimedia UK is providing the core funding for the project. It is… read more »

Wikimedia at the Mining Institute

This post was originally published by Robert Forsythe. You can read the original here. Earlier in 2013 Wikimedia (parent to Wikipedia) was engaged in North East England through Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. This was with the first Wikimedian in Residence in the region. Robert Forsythe was the fortunate candidate and it proved to be fascinating…. read more »

York Museums Trust recruiting a Wikimedian in Residence

Wikimedia UK is pleased to announce its new partnership with York Museums Trust (YMT). The partnership, which was confirmed last week, is to be supported by the recruitment of a Wikimedian in Residence who will promote open access to collections data across the trust. To symbolise the beginning of the partnership the trust has uploaded… read more »

Notes from the editathon at Conway Hall, London

This post was written by Jonathan Cardy, Wikimedia UK’s GLAM Organiser We’ve run a few editathons now and we know some of the things to expect, and some of the things that can go wrong. Conway Hall on Thursday, 8 August was a bit of an experiment for us, our first evening editathon, and with at… read more »

Twentieth century culture and Wikimedia UK

This post was written by Jonathan Cardy, Wikimedia UK GLAM Organiser A cafe covered in turkeys and a ballet that the critics hailed a turkey; two very different stories from near opposite ends of the twentieth century. As one might expect of an Internet-based encyclopaedia that has only been around since 2001, Wikipedia has some… read more »

British Library Wikipedian in Residence: conclusions

This post was written by Andrew Gray at the conclusion of his residency at the British Library. It was originally posted on the British Library’s blog here. My residency at the British Library is coming to an end today, and so it seemed a good chance to look back at what we’ve done over the… read more »