My WiR residency at the Metropolitan New York Library Council is almost
over,  so I think it's a good time to report back on my projects with the
local GLAM community.

Find below short summaries of my recent, upcoming, and future Wikipedia
projects and engagements with institutions. If you have any questions about
these projects or would like to get more involved in any one in particular
please let me know.

All the best.


Dorothy Howard

*Dec GLAM Project Report for my Work as WiR for METRO*

*Recent: *

Met with Met Digital Media Dept. They will be having a meeting with Sree
Sreenivasan, about the museum-wide approach to Wikipedia this week. Hoping
to get a Wikipedian-in-Residence there and find/organize staff excited to

Writing articles for the Frick Art Reference Library as part of my
EX: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Art_Association


Edit-a-Thon this Friday, 12/6, at Queens Library Central branch 10am-7pm.

2 staff-only trainings next week at NYPL, Mid-Manhattan and SIBL branches.


The Frick Art Reference Library started editing Wikipedia, and created a
Wikipedia 'task force' group of staff. Their editing activities will be
posted on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Frick


The Center for Jewish History now has an institution-wide Wikipedia
committee, headed by Kevin and Leanora, who we’ve been working with. Kevin
just got a GLAM <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/CJH> page set
up. See Lea's work on this interview.

Working with Brooklyn Public Library, specifically the Brooklyn Collection,
to create a Wikipedia volunteer program there were a Wikipedian would
volunteer to help them put some of the Brooklyn collection. Might draw from
MLIS students, college students.

 *Future: *

Communication with Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia
U about a Linked Jazz Edit-a-Thon at Studio@Butler in the spring

Have been communicating with Sian Evans (ARTstor) and Michael Mandiberg
(CUNY Design) planning an Edit-a-Thon at Eyebeam in Chelsea on February 1,

As you probably know, Wikimedia NYC is organizing “Wikiconference USA”
which is set for May 30 - June 1st. (Open to the public) Our grant was
submitted to the Wikimedia Foundation and we are waiting for approval but
it is almost guaranteed that we will get it bc of community consensus.


Frank Collerius at NYPL Jefferson Market Library is interested in hosting
more Edit-a-Thons after the success of our November event.


Helping organize a 7-sisters Edit-a-Thon among Mount Holyoke, Vassar, etc.
I have been corresponding with a few librarians at Mount Holyoke and
Barnard about this. GLAM

We will be putting out more “interviews with GLAM Wikipedians” blog posts
like this one.

I’m hoping to have a few days in January where I set up a public
information booth for Wikipedia at NYPL. Beginning stages of

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi local wiki folks and future editors,
> Join our "Queens Open History" Wikipedia Editathon at Queens Central
> Library on Friday, aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia
> articles covering the history and the communities of the Borough of
> Dreams!
> Location: 1st Floor Cyber Center Training Room, Queens Central
> Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd
> Time: Friday December 6, 10am - 7pm (Drop-ins welcome at any time!)
> Sign up:
> http://wikiqueens.eventbrite.com
> http://www.meetup.com/WikimediaNYC/
> Wikipedia and Queen Library event pages:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC
> http://www.queenslibrary.org/event/open-history-queens-and-wikipedia-edit-a-thon
> ==Details==
> Join the Queens Library, Wikimedia NYC, and the Metropolitan New York
> Library Council for an all-day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon and public
> training event on Friday, December 6th at the Queens Library Central
> Branch. The event will be focused on Queens History, Queens historical
> figures, the Queens Library System, and the special topics covered in
> the Queens Archives.
> Folders full of research and information about special topics in the
> Queens Library Archives will be available to make it easy to get
> started writing and editing Wikipedia articles about Queens and
> Wikipedians will be on site to provide basic and advanced training on
> editing articles and working with images.
> Formal Training Presentations: 10:30-11:30am, 2:00-3:00pm (but
> informal hands-on help will be available all day!)
> Thanks,
> Richard (User:Pharos)
> Wikimedia NYC Chapter
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Dorothy Howard, Open Data Fellow
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