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Dylan Kinnett

946 days ago
Consortium's NEW mission & goals
The GLAM-Wiki US Consortium brings together knowledge organizations, Wikimedia chapters, and individuals to explore using Wikimedia platforms for sharing knowledge. This network discusses ideas, shares resources, collaborates on projects, establishes best practices, and builds expertise, as communities united by a common interest in open knowledge and culture.
Lori P Vision
  • To foster knowledge-sharing among US cultural organizations and Wikimedia projects, cultivating expertise and an ethic of sharing in open collaborations that engage the public with its cultural heritage.
5-Year Goals
Alex S
  1. Disposition: U.S. knowledge organizations consider Wikimedia a valuable ally 
  1. Increase the quantity and diversity of GLAM partnership as case studies.
  1. Promote mutual understanding between and hospitality among individuals participating GLAM and Wikipedia 
  1. Facilitate training of GLAM professionals in Wikimedia community engagement.
  1. Improve the user experience of contributing to Wikimedia projects as collaborative partners. 
Pete F
  1. Communication plans with established, regular opportunities for casual engagement: blogging, "GLAMouts", social media, and the press.
Lori P
  1. Capacity: Knowledge organizations will have increased capacity to implement strategies using Wikimedia tools and resources
Alex S
  1. Identify core knowledge/skills that GLAM personnel should have in order to be more self-sufficient in the Wikimedia space.
  1. Identify necessary core resource materials for integrating GLAM-Wiki into professional education (?) 
Phoebe A
  1. Organizations have familiarity and facility with different types of Wikipedia-engagement projects
Jake O
  1. Organizations allocate time, staff, and resources towards running projects
Lori P
  1. Education: All U.S. GLAMs will have access to well-curated educational and training materials  (Are we just thinking about materials? Practice and implementation of education?)
  1. Educational and learning materials are easily discoverable, Open-Access, and multi-lingual. 
  1. Educational and learning materials are located in a non-redundant, centrally organized, easily searchable and user-friendly platform. 
  1. Educational and learning materials appeal to an audience diverse in technical literacy. 
  1. Educational and learning materials are dynamic; reflecting current and relevant best practices. 
  1. Educational and learning materials reflect the diversity and nuance of the Wikipedia community. 
Jake O
  1. Educational and learning materials are being used, evaluated, and continually improved.
  1. (?) Includes educational and learning materials relevant to research and history of GLAM-Wiki partnerships . (institutional memory!)
Lori P
  1. Community: All U.S. Wikimedians will have an awareness of, and access to, adequate tools to participate in GLAM-Wiki projects and access to necessary cultural institution resources. [Dominic & James]
Dominic M
  1. Training is readily available for Wikimedians, and promotes an understanding of the cultural professions.
James H
  1. Improve the orientation of Wikimedians to the GLAM-Wiki community through documentation of common practices and past experiences
Dominic M
  1. Consortium promotes openness within the field
Jake O
  1. Increase the number and diversity of contributors doing GLAM work
Lori P
  1. Have a robust system for measuring and assessing the impact of GLAM-Wiki partnerships.
Dylan K
  1. Organization: The consortium is an organization that effectively collaborates within itself in order to complete its stated goals. [Dylan & Lori]
  1. Ratify foundational documents and establish a brand/outreach strategy.  (Iterative.) 
Lori P
  1. Establish an organizational structure, addressing the needs for a board, fundraising, membership, and scope of work. 
  1. Establish internal communication tools and a structure for meetings/frequency 
  1. Maintain a strong relationship with the larger network of GLAM-Wiki participants around the world, including GLAM Coordinators in other countries and relationships with like-minded institutions.
  1. Representation at global Wikimedia events and GLAM conferences. 
Dylan K
  1. Roles within the organization are defined and assigned, with systems in place for knowledge transfer over the life of the consortium.
Lori P
  1. Systems for setting goals, measuring goals, and allocating resources for them. 
Dylan K (see also: one method of describing/measuring goals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria )
Lori P
  • To empower US cultural organizations to share their knowledge through Wikimedia projects and cultivate an ethic of sharing and best practices for open collaboration.
  • To educate institutions about how they can collaborate with Wikipedia to help fulfill their organizational missions and reach new audiences.
  • "and supporting other like-minded open (knowledge, data, culture, source, transparency..) projects" , cultivating expertise in collaborative and open initiatives
Lori P
  • To unlock the knowledge of GLAMs
  • Short-term goal: To maintain the momentum around a GLAM-Wiki US Consortium that facilitates the sharing of resources between cultural institutions, cultural professionals, Wikipedians, and chapters.
  • Long-term goal: To create a formal professional network and/or a non-profit organization that can support the growth of GLAM-Wikimedia partnerships in the US.
Current Portal: glamwiki.org (aka [[outreach:GLAM]]) and ([[wp:glam]])
  • Wow, my design skills were lousy in 2013. Time for an upgrade!
Phoebe A Names for organizations: 
  • knowledge organizations 
  • intellectual organizations 
  • cultural heritage organizations 
  • research organizations 
  • GLAMs 
  • community service orgs (public libraries!) 
  • orgs aligned with Wikimedia goals 
  • cultural professionals! 
Phoebe A
  • etc. 
James' Presentation 
Phoebe A Wikimedia DC's cultural partnerships program 
This could be a multiyear program; but this is their first commitment. 
Abundant interest for partnerships in the DC area; partnered with 13 institutions last year 
Interest in glam infrastructure
Summer of monuments: was WMDC's first multi-state GLAM program / contacts with 23 cultural insittutions; supported volunteer trips to North Carolina to support outreach. This was a start (there was nothing before, now there is something). 
WMDC learned a lot from their experiences: 
Had one person working full time for 5 months on both institutional contacts and the online contest, that was too much. Work was not connnected to the consortium. Didn't use volunteers enough; not enough time. 
Proposing next steps: 
  • a new cultural partnerships program 
  • developing a network of cultural professionals and volunteers 
  • supported by a new, paid cultural partnerships coordinator (part time, one year) 
James H
  • WMDC will manage this, but Consortium will primarily benefit
Phoebe A WMDC wants to work with the GLAM-wiki coordinator. Resources from WMDC available to the consortium: 
  • GLAM boot camp for recruiting volunteers [planning to host in DC again]
  • WMDC small grants program 
  • experienced, tax-exempt organization 
  • contact/program management infrastructure (incld integrated CRM/contact management - Apollo) 
  • specifications for the position / need to spec out the position
  • looking for ideas 
  • job of the coordinator will be to keep all the records up to date, etc.
  • plan to put in a grant soon (April) for hiring 

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