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Wikimania 2018 for WLUG recommended eventsEdit

The main gathering, where everyone will attend, is:

Birds of a Feather Lunch: GLAM and Heritage Birds of a Feather Lunch on July 21st, 13:00 to 14:00 in the London room. Get your lunch and then gather in the London room.

If you're in town early, there is a Wikipedia 101 for Librarians (in the Wale room, City Bowl hotel at 9:00 am), and various other training and editing activities on Wednesday.

Name of the Event Time Venue
Friday, July 10th
Wikimedia Commons and GLAM needs around the world 10:30 - 11:00 London
Gaps in Global GLAM capacity: A Discussion 11:00 - 12:00 London
#1lib1ref: Reaching 5 million librarians around the world 12:00 - 12:30 London
Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons and knowledge equity 14:00 - 15:00 Esino Lario
Centering Knowledge from the Margins: A Whose Knowledge? discussion with communities from around the world 16:00 - 17:00 Montreal + Mexico City
Saturday, July 21st
Building an International Knowledge Base for the Performing Arts: Thoughts on Providing Knowledge as a Service and Enhancing Knowledge Equity 10:30 - 11:00 Hong Kong
The State of Research in Knowledge Gaps 10:30 - 11:30 Montreal
Wikicite: Lifting a veil on the sources of free knowledge 11:30 - 12:30 Montreal
The Wikipedia Library Card Platform: How you have access to 100,000 journals 12:00-12:30 Hong Kong
Wikimedia vs. Disinformation 14:00 - 14:30 Esino Lario
Intellectual property barriers to GLAM projects in the global south 14:30 - 15:00 Esino Lario
Ubuntu for who? Equity by Free Knowledge? 14:30 - 15:30 Montreal
Sunday, July 22nd
Which parts of an article are actually being read? 10:30 - 11:00 Montreal
Every Language in the World: Introducing Wikitongues 11:30 - 12:00 London
Wikipedia and digital equity in Education: digital skills for life and free knowledge for the world 14:00 - 15:30 London

You can find the list of all programmes on the Wikimania programmes page. Hope to see many of you there!

2018 plan for user group activitiesEdit

  • 57 - Engage with libraries in communities with historically low participation in Wikimedia projects
  • 53 - Serve as ambassadors for the idea that Wikimedia work is business as usual in libraries by sharing case studies and communicating the benefits of engaging with Wikimedia
  • 50 - Proactively coordinate outreach to library professionals; arrange for attendance at library conferences and events
  • 41 - Expand campaigns like #1lib1ref, and get librarians more involved in other campaigns such as Wiki Loves Monuments, The 100,000 Challenge, Women in Red, etc.
  • 32 - Explore how to roll out a Wikipedia + Libraries OCLC-style course on a global scale
  • 31 - Help explain and promote The Wikipedia Library
  • 28 - Use social media and email channels to exchange expertise, share resources, and support each other during events (such as edit-a-thons)
  • 24 - Revive Wikipedia Loves Libraries
  • 22 - Relieve anxiety about 'doing Wikipedia wrong' and get people excited to join
  • 15 - Turn 1lib1ref from a campaign into a year-long, 24/7 branch

Training resourcesEdit

  • Wikiedu is a website for university instructors to organize Wikipedia assignments. The webpage and their supporting documents have good design, and make a good "face" of Wikipedia to educators. Their training modules are excellent.
  • Category:Wikipedia Training is a list of pages that have the "Wikipedia training" category. Most of them are good. Librarians in particular might like Wikipedia:Research help, which has links for resources on teaching media literacy through Wikipedia.
  • The Georgia Library Association held a webinar on how to hold an edit-a-thon.

Related organizations on English WikipediaEdit

  • The Wikipedia Library is a programme that helps Wikipedia editors access paywalled sources and promotes open access. They have a page that helps explain why collaboration with Wikipedia should be important to research libraries, called Research libraries.
  • Wikipedia:GLAM is a group for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM). They have a Bookshelf that contains many presentations about why GLAMs should be involved in editing Wikipedia and ideas for events and outreach.