Learning patterns/Making a centralized resource space specific to your GLAM
What problem does this solve?
Each institution is different and needs different resources. Initiatives on Wikipedia- GLAMs, WiRs, and other projects should make a point of finding and aggregating resources that already exist for Wikipedia editors in that field of interest as more and more learning resources for subject-specialists are being developed.
What is the solution?
Making a centralized resources and learning space specific to your project.
- Aggregate resources that already exist relevant to questions
What to include
Here are some resources that would be useful on any page:
GLAM-Wiki and Wikipedia and Libraries Resources
- GLAM Help Booklet (The best in-print resource you will find).
- GLAM Resources/Tools List
- GLAM-Wiki LibGuide
- Wikipedia for Libraries Archives Museums
- Wikipedia Loves Libraries Editing Ideas
- Wikipedia Editing Ideas for galleries libraries, archives, and museums
- Wikipedia Cheat Sheet (Bookshelf), another markup cheatsheet
- Beginners' Guide to Wikipedia (account creation, article editing)
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia, philosophical guidelines and best practices for editing
- Wiki Markup Quick Reference, PDF version of printed handout
- Article development
- Wikipedia:Your first article Your First Article (using the *Article Wizard, if you wish)
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style Manual of Style
- Citation templates
- Infobox templates
- Bookshelf, additional "getting started" resources
Tutorials and Lesson Plans
- Introduction to Wikipedia Editing. Video.
- Wikipedia editing [[w:Wikipedia:Tutorial|Tutorial]
- How to edit a page
- Training for Students, a tutorial for beginners
- Guide to Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing by Susan H. Rodger (applicable to any biography)
Conflict of Interest Editing
- FAQ on Conflict of Interest Editing
- FAQ on paid contributions without disclosure
- To be added: What can I do to my organization's institutional page on Wikipedia?
- You can use Worldcat free to get citations in MLA, Chicago, and other bibliographic formats.
- The Wikipedia Library Journals Project works to grant Wikipedians access to databases to help with their Wikipedia work, and reference work, and for general knowledge. You can request an account on the project pages but must do so in advance. Some journals, such as JSTOR, require editors to have at least 1 year and 1000 edits worth of experience.
How to Host an Edit-a-thon
- Edit-a-thon How-To.
- How to run an Edit-a-thon
- Wikipedia Event Attendance Sheet (blank)
- w:Wikipedia:GLAM/Howto/Editathon Metrics - How to for gathering metrics and reporting on your event
- Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon checklist
- Wikipedia Training Basic Lesson Plan.
When to use
Make a resource guide for your page and specific audience / community before you begin engaging with partners so that you will have prepared this resource to link them to after your first meeting.
- Wikipedia:GLAM/Metropolitan New York Library Council/Training.