GLAMcamp DC

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National Archives and Records Administration in downtown Washington, D.C., the home to the Declaration of Independence and GLAMcamp DC 2012.

GLAMcamp DC was a meeting/workshop for Wikimedians active in outreach to cultural institutions in the United States. (More background here; this event was modeled on the 2011 GLAMcamp NYC and GLAMcamp Amsterdam.) In contrast to an open community conference like Wikimania, this was a workshop for a small group (about 25 people) of community-focused and technology-focused Wikimedians to continue and solidify the key elements of the glamwiki.org project, with special focus on the United States. A few representatives from cultural institutions who have worked with Wikimedia joined us during the event.

GLAMcamp DC was held in February 2012 at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Basic information[edit]

Attending
Organizers GLAM visitors Workshop participants

Schedule[edit]

Friday @ NARA[edit]

Day 1 Etherpad

9:30am
Meet at NARA
Jefferson Conference Room
  • Disperse per diem and finalize registration.
10:00am
Introductions & "The State of GLAM"
Jefferson Conference Room
  • Greetings & workshop expectations.
  • Discuss current state of GLAM in the US.
  • Participant introductions & clarifying goals.
12:00pm
Lunch on your own.
(nearby options)
1:30pm
Breakout 2
Jefferson Conference Room
  • GLAM Outreach basics (Alex & Sarah)
Madison Conference Room
  • GLAM Tools: Prioritize goals
  • GLAM Documentation: Review current state
    of documentation
3:30pm
Reconvene

Jefferson Conference Room

Afternoon break (catered snacks)
  • GLAM:US Portal Launch/Discussion
  • Local GLAMs suggested drop-in time
4:30pm
Wrap Up
Prepare to leave for evening event.
5:15pm
Evening event
Tour at the Smithsonian (see below).

Saturday @ NARA[edit]

Day 2 Etherpad

9:30am
Meet at NARA
Jefferson Conference Room
  • Confirm goals for the day
10:00am
Breakout 1
Jefferson Conference Room
  • GLAM Documentation: GLAM:US Portal
Madison Conference Room
  • GLAM Tools: Priorities goals & continue work
12:00pm
Lunch on your own.
(nearby options)
1:00pm
NARA Behinds the Scenes Tour
Please return early from lunch if
you'd like to tour NARA. Meet: (TBD)
2:30pm
Breakout 2
Jefferson Conference Room
  • GLAM Connect/Bookshelf Brainstorm:
    Sharing Outreach & Networking Resources
  • WLM / NRHP / Public Art planning
Madison Conference Room
  • GLAM Tools: Continue Work
3:30pm
Reconvene

Jefferson Conference Room

Afternoon break (catered snacks)
  • Briefly share progress with group
4:30pm
Wrap Up
Prepare to leave for evening event.
6:00pm
Evening event
GLAM-Wiki Meetup (see below)


Sunday @ NARA[edit]

Day 3 Etherpad

9:30am
Meet at NARA
Jefferson Conference Room
  • Confirm plans for the day
10:00am
Breakout 1
Jefferson Conference Room
  • Future GLAM: Wikimania, the coming year,

what did we forget?

Madison Conference Room
  • GLAM Tools: Continue Work
12:00pm
Lunch on your own.
(nearby options)
1:30pm
Breakout 2
Jefferson Conference Room
  • Flex-Time depending on needs
Madison Conference Room
  • GLAM Tools: Continue Work
  • GLAM Documentation: Continue Work
3:30pm
Reconvene
Jefferson Conference Room
  • Afternoon break (catered snacks)
  • Informal lightning talks:
    Share completed/in progress work
  • Next steps and closing
5:00pm
Wrap Up
Prepare to leave for evening event.
6:00pm
Evening event
Farewell dinner (see below)

Tasks[edit]

The following tasks have been adapted from previous GLAMcamps and have been updated to reflect the current needs of the US GLAM-Wiki community. This list also incorporates the goals established for the position of US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator. You can see a listing of these goals and measures of success at Wikipedia:GLAM/US.

Key deliverables[edit]

  • Agreed upon GLAM:US Portal format & subpages
  • List of Wikimedia volunteers on GLAM:US/Connect
  • Additional materials added to GLAM:US/Bookshelf
  • Easy bulk upload tool for GLAMs
  • Translations page for coordination among GLAM projects
  • Master list of future to-do's, with deadlines
  • Reporting outcomes to the community.
USA check.png GLAM/US portal
  • Establish layout & contents for a GLAM/US portal on wp:en and Outreach
  • Format that makes sense for non-Wikimedians but similar to Wikipedia models
Kpdf bookish.svg GLAM-Wiki Bookshelf
  • Establish a GLAM-focused Bookshelf of resources for outreach & project documentation.
  • Develop Wikipedia notability guidelines for art and objects
System-users.svg GLAM-Wiki Connect
  • Establish an infrastructure for connecting US GLAMs with Wikipedians
  • Begin lists of Wikipedians willing to assist online and on-site.
  • Consider how this relates to established Global contact list, Online Volunteer list
  • Incorporate or update the Volunteer Coordination page
  • Compile list of potential GLAM-Wiki partnerships/connections (Google Doc)
  • Consider need for US GLAM-Wiki social media channels (Twitter, Facebook).
Crystal Clear action configure.png GLAM-Wiki Tools (GLAMcamp DC/Tech)
  • Improving mass-upload tools for commons partnerships.
    • Completion of mass uploader that is easy to use and explain.
  • Translation requests tool / coordination
  • Consider tools specific to libraries/archives. Incorporate NARA processes?
  • Update Tool Requests page & address needs.
Crystal Clear kdm user male.svg Wikipedians in Residence
  • Establish a short list of US-based Wikipedians interested in residencies.
  • Develop additional case studies, compile existing resources, and update Model project page.
  • Create a basic Wikipedian-in-Residence job description for GLAMs to adapt & use.
Uncle Sam (pointing finger).jpg Outreach
  • How to bring experienced Wikimedia editors to outreach work.
  • How to use GLAM as a bridge to attracting new editors (students, experts).
  • Basics for GLAM-facing outreach (how to do events, basics of residencies, etc.)
LUSITANA WLM 2011 d.svg Wiki Loves Monuments, NRHP, Public art
  • Collaboration & planning of US component of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012
  • Further developing NRHP tools, processes.
  • Updating current status of WikiProject Public art
  • How these three interrelate, or don't? Shared resources.
GLAMstar.svg Future GLAM
  • How will Wikimedia NYC, Wikimedia DC, & US GLAM go on to support GLAM-WIKI in 2012 and beyond?
  • How to better connect with the "L" in GLAMs, reaching out to libraries and universities & building off of Wiki Loves Libraries and Campus Ambassadors.

Other things? Please add them!

See also:

GLAMcampers relaxing after a long day of wikiwork.

How do I get to the hostel and venue?

Map including hostel (upper left) and National Archives (lower right). Distance between the two is 0.8 miles.
  • To HI (Hostelling International) Washington DC
Learn more about getting to the hostel here.
  • To the National Archives and Records Administration from the Hostel

By Metro:

  1. Walk 1 block north from the HI Washington.
  2. Turn right on L St. NW
  3. Walk about 1 block on L St.
  4. Turn left on 10th St. NW
  5. Turn right on M St. NW
  6. Continue about 2 blocks on M St. NW to the Mt. Vernon Sq-UDC Metro Station.
  7. Take the Metro, Green or Yellow line, to the Archives Metro Station
  8. Upon exiting the train, exit to 7th St., the Archives will be across the street.
  9. You must enter on the Constitution Ave NW entrance facing the National Mall (this is the public exhibits entrance, not the researcher entrance on the side of the building facing the Metro station). Be prepared to have your bags potentially searched.

Walking: (distance is 0.8 miles, or about a 15 minute walk)

  1. Walk south on 11th St to the end (0.7 miles)
  2. Turn left on Pennsylvania Avenue
  3. Turn right on 9th St.
  4. Turn left on Constitution Avenue
  5. Enter the National Archives (on your left).
Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001
For more information about getting to NARA, go here

Social events

Thursday[edit]

Friday[edit]

The Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery.

Saturday[edit]

Sunday[edit]

Visiting Washington, DC

The Washington Monument and surrounding downtown Washington.

Washington, DC is the center of the United States; politically and culturally. Its landscape is rather concrete, but full of historical and cultural significance - you'll be in the heart of where it all happens in the US. The National Archives and Records Administration serves as our business home for the weekend, and our housing location at the HI Washington DC is in the heart of Chinatown. Both serve as central location to the cultural landscape of DC. We welcome you to Washington, and look forward to serving you with your first small taste of what Wikimania 2012 will serve!

The weather in February
February in DC is not as cold as some parts of the country, but requires a warm jacket, a scarf and gloves at the least. It could snow, you never know! ;)

  • Average high: 47°F (7°C)
  • Average low: 31°F (-0.5°C)

Other tips for visiting DC

  • DC is like any other major city in regards to staying safe - keep your eyes peeled and stay aware of your surroundings - regardless, DC is fairly safe, especially the areas where the hostel and Archives are in.
  • Bring your walking shoes! Check the weather before visiting, you might want to bring boots for snow.
  • The hostel is located in a really central location; we're one Metro stop from the National Archives and you'll be surrounded by tons of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and cultural places to see and visit.

Resources for your visit

See also[edit]