Recent Activities in New York
October has been a busy month for Institutional Partnerships in New York City.
Early in the month, Wikipedia New York City worked with METRO's Wikipedian-in-Residence to plan for a November 2nd Public Edit-a-Thon at New York Public Library Jefferson Market Library.
Wikimedia NYC also began strategic planning for WikiConference USA at their monthly meeting on October 5th. Wikiconference USA will be held prominently at New York Law School from May 30th-June 1st 2014 and Jen Baeck of Wikimedia NYC has been selected to chair the planning committees.
Wikipedians at Consumer Reports
Lane Rasberry, WiR at Consumer Reports also organized a Wikipedia Meetup at Consumer Reports in Yonkers, New York. Wikipedians in attendance took pictures of the facilities and uploaded them to Wikimedia Commons. Wikipedians in attendance got a special look into Lane's work in writing articles on topics in science, health and pharmaceutical drugs.
The Metropolitan New York Library Council has also facilitated several staff trainings this month including a training at CUNY Graduate Center Mina Rees Library. The training included libraries, instructional technologists, and faculty members interested in the Wikipedia Education Program. A staff Wikipedia editing training was also held at Brooklyn Public Library Central Library and members of the library staff and the Brooklyn Collection were in attendance.
Several other promising GLAM-Wiki projects have been growing in New York, including the work of Wikipedians at the Frick Art Reference Library, the Queens Library Central Library, the Center for Jewish History, and the New York Public Library Branches at 42nd St., Mid-Manhattan, and 34th St.
New York GLAM-Wikipedians look forward to hosting several Edit-a-Thons and staff trainings in November, continuing to facilitate Education Programs in New York, and to continue planning for WikiConference USA
Edit-a-thon at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon
On October 13, the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library hosted an edit-a-thon as part of the national Wiki Loves Libraries campaign. The event, which focused on the local arts community, was promoted by both the Museum and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. It also introduced the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. The Portland Mercury published related articles on October 11 and October 16. More than a dozen contributors gathered at the Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple) and worked on articles about local artists, galleries and public art.