Digital Library Seminar Series: 2014-03-28

 

This event is sponsored by the Libraries Digital Program Division and the Digital Humanities Center.

It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Topic

Wikipedia in New York Libraries and Archives: Adding Collections Information, Images, and Authoritative Research to the World´s Largest Encyclopedia

Speaker

Dorothy Howard

Affiliation

Current Wikipedian-in-Residence and Open Data Fellow at the Metropolitan New York Library Council and a programs officer at Wikimedia Foundation NYC Chapter

Description

GLAM-Wikipedia initiatives (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) have been growing in New York, with participants at the Frick Art Reference Library, NYPL, Queens Library, the Brooklyn Library, the Guggenheim, and the Center for Jewish History, and growth in the Wikipedia Education Program at CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY College of Staten Island, and Queens College.

In this talk, Dorothy Howard discusses her work to engage METRO member libraries and archives in Wikipedia editing projects and open image and data donations. Various strategies and aspects of institutional Wikipedia editing, Wikimedia Commons, WikiSource and other platforms will be discussed, as will Dorothy´s thoughts on the future of Wikipedia within New York institutions.

Date

March 28, 2014

Day

Friday

Time

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location

203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University

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