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What are the movement-wide opportunities for supporting GLAM-Wiki?

Title
What are the movement-wide opportunities for supporting and growing GLAM-Wiki?
Proposed by
User:Astinson (WMF)
Description
Since 2010, GLAM-Wiki has grown beyond Commons donations and events focused on editing: data, mapping, mixed media, and more complex Open GLAM outreach projects abound. Global growth and more partnerships diversify what it means to do “GLAM-Wiki”, but documentation and technology lag behind this diversification.
This discussion will ask big questions about strategically supporting GLAM-Wiki across the movement:
  • How do we help new GLAM-Wiki volunteers grow partnerships?
  • What is the technical deficit for GLAM-Wiki?
  • What capacity building opportunities are there for Wikimedia affiliates, employed GLAM-Wiki participants, and the WMF?
Purpose
  • Identify opportunities for WMF and affiliates to support greater movement wide support of GLAM-Wiki
  • Help new and experience GLAM-Wiki contributors identify growing trends and opportunities in GLAM-Wiki
Targeted Participants
  • Active GLAM-Wiki volunteers, affiliate GLAM-Wiki coordinators and other programatic organizers
  • Wikimedia volunteers interested in developing GLAM-Wiki efforts in their own context
Preparatory materials

Questions and Comments 3

  • Hi User:Astinson (WMF), thank you for your proposal! Which other GLAM-related presentations and events will be happening during this Wikimania and how does your proposal relate to them? Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 13:34, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
    Hi @Gnom: All of the other presentations are specific skills, or cases studies, or more general overviews of GLAM-Wiki. My goal with this conversation is to collect what opportunities for supporting movement-wide impact with GLAM-Wiki, and trying to engage a number of practitioners in evaluating that opportunity. Astinson (WMF) (talk) 14:13, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
    Hi Astinson (WMF), if you have the time, could you provide a list? Thank you very much, --Gnom (talk) 14:23, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Looking forward in the GLAM-wiki field may be useful indeed. I would suggest to clarify the topic a bit. It seems the focus is really on partnerships with the GLAM sector (i.e. not activities that are fully Wikimedians-driven). Also, we will have to cut down a bit on the topic to make it clearer. I guess a brainstorm on what else is possible, which fields are unexplored might be promising. But that is a very different discussions on what is needed to better accomplish our current goals. So lets choose between What are the next goals for the GLAM-wiki collaboration and How can we better support the Wikimedia volunteers working on GLAM-wiki collaborations which seem to me the two main directions. Effeietsanders (talk) 16:42, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
    @Effeietsanders: I have clarified this a bit, with a slightly different question "What are the movement-wide opportunities for supporting and growing GLAM-Wiki?" I also removed the trends question, since many of the other discussions talk about this at some level. Astinson (WMF) (talk) 14:13, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
    @Astinson (WMF): OK, thanks. With this rephrased question, also a rephrased targeted participants is needed though :) If the focus is to get a clear image of what can be done to improve support, then the focus would be on people with either experience in running those projects, or people who have experience in supporting them. Effeietsanders (talk) 21:03, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
    I am not sure what you are asking-- the current description does focus on experienced coordinators. Also sorry for the late response -- WMCON and a bit of time off, to recover. Astinson (WMF) (talk) 13:38, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
    @Effeietsanders:13:51, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Hi @Astinson (WMF), Astinson (WMF): congratulations! This proposal, What are the movement-wide opportunities for supporting and growing GLAM-Wiki? has been accepted by the Discussion Room Committee and will be included in the Discussion Room program. It is tentatively scheduled for It is tentatively scheduled for Friday 14.00-14.40, 24 June 2016, but that is subject to change. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there's anything our team can do to assist you with preparations for this discussion. I look forward to meeting you at Wikimania; safe travels! -- Anthere (talk) 20:46, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
@Anthere: Sounds great, looking forward to hosting -- sorry for not responding sooner thought I did.Astinson (WMF) (talk) 15:06, 6 June 2016 (UTC)