2023:Program/GLAM, Heritage, and Culture/WDZBPN-Learn and discuss with member of the Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network

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Title: Learn and discuss with member of the Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network


Florence Devouard

Username:Anthere (She/her). French. Languages : FR N; EN-4. I am:

  • Co-Executive Director of Wiki in Africa
  • Wikipedian-in-Residence at World Intellectual Property Rights (WIPO)
  • Former Chair of Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees
  • Co-founder, former Vice-Chair and currently member of Wikimédia France Chapter
Key words : Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Africa, IP rights, Open Movement, Community Building, Open Source, Creative Commons, Life-long learning, accountability, Gender Gap, Equity More info and contacts


Nicolas Vigneron

Alice Kibombo-Ekanya

She is a librarian and Wikimedian

John Cummings

Lane Rasberry

Lane Rasberry is Wikimedian-in-residence at the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. His professional interests include popular science, consumer protection, civic engagement, access to health information, clinical research, the Open Movement, data science, LGBT+ rights, and Wikimedia projects. Photo by Lane Rasberry, CC-By-SA-4.0. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lane_Rasberry_February_2019_02.jpg

James Gaunt

James Gaunt is Wikimedia Australia’s Communications and Project Coordinator. He became Wikimedia Australia’s first intern in 2021 where he developed The Record: Australian Music On Wikipedia, a partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts which saw 50 new pages added to Wikipedia relating to Australian music by editors at four events. In 2022 he completed a Wikimedian In Residence program with the Australian Performing Arts Collection in Melbourne, using their archives to improve references on Wikipedia and train their staff on Wikimedia projects. His background is in libraries, journalism, and research, with a particular interest in music.

Mike Dickison

Mike Dickison was New Zealand Wikipedian at Large 2018–2019. He is now a freelance Wikimedia consultant with GLAM and scientific research organisations, and is currently undertaking Wikipedian in Residence contracts with Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, and the University of Otago. He is Vice President of Wikimedia Aotearoa New Zealand.

Eric Luth

I am 29 years old, and originally from the small village of Hakarp in southern Sweden. I have an MA in Comparative Literature from Södertörn University, with parts of my studies, as a European at heart, made in Göttingen, Augsburg and Brussels, where I also have worked. I work as a Project Manager for Wikimedia Sverige, leading and managing different projects. This includes work with the WikiGap campaign, with the Content Partnerships Hub and lobbying efforts in Sweden and internationally. I was the Conference Manager of Wikimedia Sverige for Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm. Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_2017_Lightning_talks_03.jpg, Arild Vågen, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

羅禹國 Hugo Lopez

E-learning professional, Wikimedian in Residence at Université de Toulouse, Hugo has been promoting free online education via Wikipedia, MOOCs and Lingualibre for two decades. His strongest action and expertise is related to languages contents, as a part of the Wikimedia Languages Diversity Hub.

Pretalx link

Etherpad link

Room: Room 325

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 12:15:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 12:45:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 30 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

This roundtable will share the experiences of various Wikimedians in Residence (WiR) in both professional and share best practices and tools they have used in their work with Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, and other projects. Discussion with the wider Wikimedia community is encouraged, even expected, in order to share best practices related to new developments and how does the work of WIRs advance the Wikimedia goals, and finds way in the 2030 strategy implementations. Wikimedians from around the world will be represented.

Description[edit source]

The initial proposal was for a series of 5-minute lightning talks by different Wikimedians in Residence (or non-WIR doing equivalent work), followed by a panel discussion, and exchanges with the audience. However the available time is rather limited (30 mn instead of 90 mn), so we will mostly focus on a discussion with all interested parties. Come prepared to learn, but also to ask questions !

The proposal is submitted by members of the Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network (WREN). WREN is an official Wikimedia affiliate dedicated to cultural, heritage, and scientific collaboration with partner institutions such as GLAM, NGO and government entities. Goals of the organization include defining and protecting the common elements of the Wikimedian in Residence role, creating a peer support network which invites new and experienced Wikimedians in Residence to find each other for collaboration, and to encourage a global professional environment which inspires institutions to offer appointments to persons to engage with Wikimedia projects.

Final logistics * When : Friday at 12:15–12:45 local time (4:15–4:45 UTC)

  • Location : in Room 325
  • Duration : 30 min

Full video record: https://www.youtube.com/live/r6J_vNbWLY8?si=zirP0vtsHcyxbYPC&t=8633

LINK TO PRETALX : https://pretalx.com/wm2023/talk/WDZBPN/

Learning outcomes: Our audience, after joining this session, will

  • Understand the role of Wikimedians in Residence (WiR) in their work with partner institutions.
  • Review the goals, outcomes, and lessons learned from specific WiR projects in their respective lightning talks.
  • Discover and share best practices for contributing quality content at scale.
  • Discuss and propose future types of collaboration with external partners.


Joining the panel from Singapore

  • Florence Devouard, WIR at World Intellectual Property Organization (UN agency) since January 2022. Also co-executive director of Wiki in Africa. Also known as User:Anthere (more details and contact on my profile page)
  • Lane Rasberry : WIR at School of Data Science, University of Virginia
  • James Gaunt : WiR at Australian Performing Arts Collection who facilitated further residencies with Wikimedia Australia. User:Jimmyjrg
  • Hugo Lopez : Wikimedian in Residence at University of Toulouse (France)
  • Mike Dickison: Wikipedian at Large, New Zealand
  • Eric Luth, Wikimedia Sverige
  • Nicolas Vigneron, WiR at the Musée de Bretagne
  • Alice Kibombo, WiR with AfLIA

Interested in joining the panel but not in Singapore - may join long-distance

  • Z. Blace : WIR in cultural organizations in Croatia
  • Savannah Cragin : CCCC Wikipedia Initiative
  • Martin Poulter : Wikimedian In Residence at the Khalili Foundation (UK)
  • Pierre-Yves Beaudouin : Wikimedian in Residence at University of Bordeaux (France)
  • Michaëla Blanc : Wikimedian in Residence at Pérez Art Museum Miami
  • Rute Correia: Wikimedian in Residence at NOVA FCSH, via Wikimedia Portugal

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Diversity : opportunity to showcase a thematic group with members from all over the world, engaged with very different institutions/organizations is an example of their inclusion and our diversity in outreach work

Collaboration : the short talks and the discussions will be a way to learn from each other and share knowledge about initiatives and ways of dealing with challenges of Open-advocacy and Wiki-related work

Future. we will discuss how does the work of WIRs advance the Wikimedia goals, and finds its way in the current and future 2030 strategy implementations.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Tick Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand