GLAM Wiki 2014 Mexico City/en

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GLAM Wiki 2014 is scheduled to take place at the Tec de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México (Monterrey Tec, Mexico City Campus) from April 24th to April 26th.

Theme/Purpose[edit]

Mexico has some of the finest and most diverse public and private cultural heritage organizations and institutions in the world, with Mexico City, one of the cities with the highest number of museums. The digital age offers new and exciting ways to diffuse this knowledge globally. While Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) can offer access to relatively few people in a face-to-face environment, on-line they can reach many more. With Wikipedia/Wikimedia, that global audience is over half a billion people worldwide.

This conference is open to both cultural heritage professionals and those already involved with Wikipedia/Wikimedia (Wikimedians). The purpose is to share ideas of what is being done, new possibilities for the future and to tackles issues related to technology and cultural heritage. This conference is being hosted by the Tec of Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México, which is at the forefront not only in research related to issues of digital and open culture, but also has been collaborating actively with Wikipedia since 2010, sharing images from its archives and developing projects through its campus library.

The first two days are dedicated to presentations and discussions related to the use of digital resources, technical, legal and cultural issues, from both Mexican and global perspectives. These days will feature speakers and workshop leaders from academia, GLAM's already sharing content online and experts from Wikipedia. Saturday is dedicated to the more practical issues of working with Wikimedia, with workshops to develop ideas and get started.

This event is sponsored by the Wiki Borregos group of the university. For more information contact Thelmadatter at leigh at itesm dot mx

Schedule[edit]

Hour Activity
Thursday 24 April 2014
9:30 - 10:30 Registration and coffee
10:30 - 11:00 Welcome
11:00 - 12:00 Plenary
12:00 - 13:00 Workshops
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary
15:00 - 16:00 Workshops
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap Up
Friday 25 April 2014
9:30 - 10:30 Registration and coffee
10:30 - 11:00 Welcome
11:00 - 12:00 Plenary
12:00 - 13:00 Workshops/presentations
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary
15:00 - 16:00 Workshops/presentations
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap Up
Saturday 26 April 2014
10:00 - 11:00 GLAM Roundtable discussion
11:00 - 12:00 Workshops/presenations
12:00 - 13:00 Edit-a-thon/*Hack-a-thon?

Presentation proposals[edit]

Those interested in presenting at this event should send a proposal of no more than 250 words in English or Spanish to leigh at itesm dot mx by February 15

Registration[edit]

Prior registration is necessary to attend. Deadline for this is April 11.

Remote participation[edit]

Twitter #GLAMWIKI

Other information[edit]

Site location

Tec de Monterrey- Campus Ciudad de México Calle del Puente 222 Col. Ejidos de Huipulco Tlalpan, México, D.F. (Mexico City) view map


There will be limited parking for attendees on the campus proper. The campus is two blocks from the Periférico light rail station.

The campus is closed and with security. For this reason, prior registration is essential in order to generate lists of attendees for the entrances. Mexican attendees will need their IFE card in order to enter. Foreign attendees will only need to be on the official lists.