Title: The whole GLAM package: a workflow for turning the richness of GLAM knowledge and collections into great wiki contributions
Heidi Meudt (Stitchbird2)
Heidi Meudt is a Botany Curator at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, specializing in the naming, classification and relationships of southern hemisphere flowering plants. She has a PhD in Botany (2004) and has published over 45 scientific articles. Her current taxonomic research focuses on native New Zealand forget-me-nots (Myosotis). She is enthusiastic and proactive about getting biodiversity knowledge, publications, images, researchers and museum specimens into the Wikimedia ecosystem. Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heidi_Meudt_book_launch.jpg; Siobhan Leachman, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
Lucy Schrader is Digital Channels Outreach Manager at Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum. She develops tools and workflows to share the museum’s collections, data and research on sites like Wikipedia, Google Arts and Culture, and GBIF. She’s spent over a decade in museums and libraries making sure people have the stuff they need to make new knowledge.
Room: Room 326
Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 10:10:00 +0800
End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 10:30:00 +0800
Track: ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 20 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
Find out how your GLAM can use the workflow developed at New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, for making cohesive topic-based contributions to Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons. Used so far for natural history collections but easily adapted, Te Papa’s process combines collection images and metadata, research outputs, and curatorial knowledge in a manageable project that encourages collaboration.
This talk will present the workflow we developed at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, for making cohesive topic-based contributions to Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons.
We know it’s hard to get going on making contributions as a GLAM, so our workflow can help show you how to create and run a project that’s nicely scoped while being worth the effort! We’ve used this structure to successfully release GLAM collection objects into the Wikimedia ecosystem, together with the rich metadata, research outputs, and curatorial knowledge our museum creates.
Our highlighted projects focus on biodiversity collections in natural history institutions, which are underrepresented in the wiki space, but the workflow will suit any GLAM collection that has collection images and associated data and knowledge.
In this practical talk, we’ll share some of the highlights and challenges of our experiences developing this GLAM workflow, and you’ll gain step-by-step tips on how to do the same at your institution. We’ll show how a core team of enthusiastic GLAM staff can combine their individual areas of expertise into a productive and fun collaboration.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
This session describes projects run at Te Papa that couldn’t have been done without continuous and effective collaboration, inside the museum and out. The presented workflow facilitates and encourages collaboration, showing how connecting domains of knowledge and skillsets produces institutional contributions to the wiki space that better reflect the depth and richness of our collections.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Some experience will be needed
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