Philadelphia's GLAM Cafés, for Wikipedians and others interested in digital humanities and GLAM, are continuing in 2015 on a rotating basis at the University of Pennsylvania, the Library Company, Temple University, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The schedule indicates where and when events will occur. Come to the next meeting, on Tuesday February 10 at Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania, and edit articles about small museums! In March, bring your favorite #ArtAndFeminism project.
Wiki Loves Small Museums
On Sunday, February 15, 2015, Wikipedians from Philadelphia, D.C., New York and Delaware will converge on the Small Museum Association (SMA) Conference in Ocean City, MD, for the Wiki Loves Small Museums Workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference. After an introduction by Wikipedian Abram Fox, volunteers with scanners, computers and flash sticks will upload images brought by attendees. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, has organized the event, and worked with the OTRS noticeboard to develop procedures for uploading to "Wiki Loves Small Museums 2015" on Wikimedia Commons. We would like to thank Wikimedia D.C. for their support of volunteers at this event. If you can't come to Ocean City, you can still upload images you've taken of your own local small museums, and improve or create pages about Small Museum attendees.
Planning is underway at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for an #ArtAndFeminism event, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015. Watch the Philadelphia Meetup listings for more information. Last year's event at UArts was wonderful: organizers and library staff did a terrific job of keeping everyone supplied with resources.
The Art+Feminism Campaign, based in New York, is gearing up for its main coordinated effort on the weekend of International Women's Day, March 7th and March 8th. In New York, at least two events are being planned, which include the Main event at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, and a simultaneous event at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. For more information about the campaign, and its some 36 satellite events, see:Art+Feminism Campaign.
Metropolitan New York Library Council
METRO's part-time, Wikipedian-in-Residence, Dorothy Howard completed her 6-month WMF PEG Grant on January 12th: Grants:PEG/Metro/Institutional Growth and Community Fellow. She will be back down to a 2-day schedule at METRO and will continue working in an outreach and support capacity to New York libraries, archives, and other institutions interested in partnering with Wikipedia.
On January 12, 2015, METRO hosted its final Pt. 3/3 webcast "Reference and Citation on Wikipedia," with guests Jake Orlowitz of the Wikipedia Library; Max Klein of WikiProject Open Acess; and Andy Mabbett of ORCID.