From September to May 2011, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis carried out the first phase of what is an ongoing partnership with Wikimedia by placing Lori Phillips in the role of Wikipedian in Residence. This was the second Wikipedian in Residency following Liam Wyatt's pilot project at the British Museum, and is the longest residency to date. In June 2011, Phillips was hired as the Web Content Specialist, continuing the Residency and the museum's collaboration with Wikimedia through new, long-term projects.
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This page includes resources for each of the completed projects that took place in the first year of the museum's Wikipedian in Residence collaboration.
- See also: Angie McNew, the museum's Director of Websites and Emerging Media and coordinator of the Residency project, on the benefits of working with Wikipedia: GLAM/Case studies/The Children's Museum of Indianapolis/Success story
Specific Children's Museum case studies edit
- A collaboration between the Wikipedian-in-Residence and museum curators to handpick images, organize the metadata, and manually upload them to Commons.
- A public program developed by the Wikipedian-in-Residence to assist middle and high school students in researching museum objects and creating Wikipedia articles.
- A collaboration between museum curators and a Wikipedian to substantially update an important museum-related article and obtain Featured Article status.
- The methods that the Wikipedian-in-Residence carried out to slowly build enthusiasm among staff in order to establish a long-term relationship with and understanding of Wikimedia.
- Deployment of in-gallery QR codes which link to the Wikipedia article on a certain object.