Grants:PEG/Metro/Institutional Growth and Community Fellow/Report/Interim
Mid-Grant Report for Grants:PEG/Metro/Institutional Growth and Community Fellow
3-month Period I report for: Grants:PEG/Metro/Institutional Growth and Community Fellow, completed by Dorothy Howard and the Metropolitan New York Library Council.
Grant dates: July 14, 2014 – January 12, 2015
- Period I: July 14 2014 – October 14, 2014
- Period II: October 14, 2014 – January 12, 2015
Ongoing NYC GLAM-Wiki Institutional Communication
- Barnard College
- Center for Jewish History
- Columbia University Libraries
- Frick Collection
- Józef Piłsudski Institute of America
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
- New York Public Library
- Queens Library
New Institutional Activity
- Broad Channel Historical Society
- Guggenheim Museum
- Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science
- Westchester County Library System, Briar Cliff Manor Public Library
- Jozef Pilsudski Institute of America – Training with institutional volunteers (7/17/14)
- Westchester County Edit-a-thon at BriarCliff Manor Public Library (8/24/14)
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Edit-a-thon on Museum Architecture. (10/7/14)
- "One Year of Wikipedia at METRO" – Wikipedia reception and networking event + 'State of the Wiki' address at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (10/16/14)
- 3 Part METRO Wikipedia Webinar Series:
- Youtube Webcast: Reference and Citation on Wikipedia and the Library (10/27)
- Youtube Webcast: Wikipedia and Education (11/24)
- Youtube Webcast: Wikipedia and Medicine (12/8)
- Train-the-Trainer Edit-a-thon at CUNY Graduate Center co-run with Wikipedia ArtandFeminism group. (10/27).
- Development of day-of lesson plan curricula.
- Pratt Institute Manhattan, Edit-a-thon on Pratt History and Libraries (11/1)
- Training in coordination with the main branch of the Westchester Library System (early, 2015)
NYC GLAM-Wiki Project Developments
- Email blasts to METRO members and targeted event invitations
- Event announcements, event recaps, blogging, announcement of WMF Grant and continuing partnership
- Use of Wikipedia mailing lists on and off Wiki, to inform and include local Wikipedians.
- Continued interaction and event coordination with Wikimedia NYC, and membership, attendance at Wikimedia NYC meetings and meetups.
- Professional Development for METRO members: Several Institutional Partners who have been working with us since fall, winter, and spring, 2013, who have now begun to present on Wikipedia to their own communities.
- Increasing Awareness of Wikimedia Projects and the Open Knowledge / Free Content Movement
- Increasing Participation of Content Experts in Open Knowledge Projects
- Increasing Skills for editing/contributing
- Increasing Volunteer motivation and commitment
- Increasing perceptions of credibility and/or quality about Wikipedia
- Effort to improve categorization of institutional images related to or containing images from METRO members and local GLAMs.
- Wikipedia Signpost interview: “Improving the visibility of digital archival assets using Wikipedia.” (08/20/14)
- OpenGLAM Blog post: “New York Cultural Heritage and Open Access Update.” (09/12/14)
- Regular updates on “This Month in GLAM” Newsletter:
- Hosted September U.S. GLAM-Out (09/04/14)
- Tweeting about grant activities at: @DorothyR_Howard
- Commons institutional pages created for METRO members, and categorizes created for METRO members with GLAM-Wiki initiatives, to help trace collections and institutional contributions on Wikimedia Commons.
- Affiliate William Blueher blogs about Wikipedia. “Watson Library Collaborates with Wikipedia.” (07/30/14)
- New York Archives Week 2014 Events Calendar: "Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Museum Architecture at the Guggenheim." (10/14)
- Guggenheim Edit-a-thon featured in: “This Week in New York.” Art in America Magazine. (10/07/14)
- “Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with the Guggenheim Museum Library and Archives.” By Sarah Haug. (10/02/14)
- “Go Gugg-a-thon: How we Collaboratively Edited Architecture Pages on Wikipedia.” Rebecca Mir. (10/17/14)
- 5 new meetings with potential institutional partners
- 3 new training/edit-a-thon events
- 3 upcoming public Wikipedia events
- 3 upcoming fall/winter Wikipedia webinars
- 2 blog articles written
- 2 new GLAM Project pages
- 8 on-going, supervised GLAM institutional partners in the New York City area.
Wikimedia Commons Institutional Images Uploaded
- 1445 images contributed by Jozef Pilsudski Institute
- 73 images contributed by the Frick Collection
- Creation or regional library branch categories RE: Commons:Category:Queens Borough Public Library branches.
Gathered for the Westerschester County Edit-a-thon, Mount Sinai Edit-a-thon and Guggenheim Edit-a-thon, using Wikimetrics.
- Circa 63 in attendance at Edit-a-thons thus far.
- 27 pages created by event attendees.
Westchester County Edit-a-thon at BriarCliff Manor Public Library (8/24)
- Circa 13 attendees.
1 Day after event
- Bytes Added by attendees: 98,097 bytes added
- Number of Edits: 275 edits made
- Pages Created: 15 pages
30 days after event
- Bytes Added by attendees: 1,816,277
- Number of Edits: 3380
- Pages Created: 248
Guggenheim Museum Edit-a-thon on Museum Architecture (10/7)
- 24 in attendence
1 Day after event
- Bytes added: 50,679
- Number of edits: 211
- Pages created: 5
1 Week after event
- Bytes added: 444,136
- Number of edits: 602
- Pages created: 16