Digitization Case studies portal drafted and Scoping next Portal
As part of my work documenting case studies and experiences of the Wikimedia community, I have encountered a lot of interest and questions about how to implement projects that either a) help institutions expand their digital collections (digitization), or b) or actively work to disseminate, share and enrich those collections (batch uploads to Commons + engagement of the Wikimedia Communities).
Thus, I have compiled a range of different models for this work into a portal here on outreach: Digitization. I am reaching out to folks who have specific models for implementing these projects, to write better case studies for the portal. For example, I recently worked with User:Joalpe to document a case study from the São Paulo Museum of Veterinary Anatomy. If you have a project that you think will fit well within the scope of the portal, please let me know.
The next step for me, in developing the GLAM case studies online, is to evaluate the other major component of GLAM-Wiki: sharing institutional knowledge in Wikimedia projects by building institutional capacity (workshops and Wikipedians in Residence), promoting direct contribution (training staff to edit and editathons) and collaborating or advising with other groups (Wikipedia Visiting Scholars, Education program assignments).
Structured Data on Commons External Funding Request Feedback ended and proposal submitted
We finished the commenting on the larger project plan at commons:Commons:Structured data, and submitted the request to the external funder. The work completed to scope, and outline a timeline for working on Structured Commons makes it possible to engage others to further the project.
#1lib1ref ramping up
If you haven't already noticed in our other spaces, #1lib1ref is ramping up. Like last year, we are running the campaign under the "Wikipedia Library" brand on meta Wiki: see http://1lib1ref.org.
The two main tools for the campaign, Citation Hunt and the Hashtag tools, now support a number of more languages, and there is support for the campaign from many more affiliates than last year. If you want to support the campaign, please reach out to Alex Stinson astinsonwikimedia.org.
Programs and Events Dashboard
The Programs and Events Dashboard has been released in a Beta, for use by program leaders. To learn more about the dashboard, see the introduction to the Dashboard by Amanda Bittaker: on YouTube.