Learning patterns/Making a centralized resource space specific to your GLAM

A learning pattern forGLAM
Making a centralized resource space specific to your GLAM
problemProviding the best resources for your institution to learn about Wikipedia
solutionMake a centralized resources and learning space specific to your project.
creatorOR drohowa
created on2 May, 2015

What problem does this solve?Edit

Each institution is different and needs different resources. Initiatives on Wikipedia- GLAMs, WiRs, and other projects should make a point of finding and aggregating resources that already exist for Wikipedia editors in that field of interest as more and more learning resources for subject-specialists are being developed.

What is the solution?Edit

Making a centralized resources and learning space specific to your project.

How To:Edit

  • Aggregate resources that already exist relevant to questions

What to includeEdit

Here are some resources that would be useful on any page:
GLAM-Wiki and Wikipedia and Libraries Resources

Beginning Resources

Tutorials and Lesson Plans

Conflict of Interest Editing

Journal Access

  • You can use Worldcat free to get citations in MLA, Chicago, and other bibliographic formats.
  • The Wikipedia Library Journals Project works to grant Wikipedians access to databases to help with their Wikipedia work, and reference work, and for general knowledge. You can request an account on the project pages but must do so in advance. Some journals, such as JSTOR, require editors to have at least 1 year and 1000 edits worth of experience.

How to Host an Edit-a-thon

When to useEdit

Make a resource guide for your page and specific audience / community before you begin engaging with partners so that you will have prepared this resource to link them to after your first meeting.

See alsoEdit

Some examples:

Related patternsEdit

External linksEdit



  • Very useful for any GLAM starting a wiki project! Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 23:58, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • This is really great stuff! --EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 13:02, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Good idea to create a page like this one. Thanks. iopensa (talk) 06:28, 26 July 2016 (UTC)