Poster design is a page meant to set the format for posters related to Wikimedia.
The poster aims at provide a general overview of projects, initiatives, tools and organizations related to Wikimedia.
Structure of the poster
- Abstract: short description of the content
- Credits: who promoted it, partners, sponsors
- Time: When the project was implemented
- Contacts and link to further documentation; this session can also include a QRcode (also to a video)
- Optional (according to the typology of poster). Results and metrics (quantitative results in numbers, qualitative results reported using citations, infographic, metrics reported using comparative systems i.e. percentages, growth, initiation situation and current situation, an answer to the question "what have changed?")
- Optional (according to the typology of poster - relevant for case studies). Strengths and critical issues to answer the question "What this experience allowed us to discover? or what have we learned?" (relevant for case studies). The objective is to frame the relevance of a topic in a broader frame: basically you explain why you selected that case study and what that specific case study can teach us for the future.
Please consider that the metadata and the abstract will be used to create a booklet, so the abstract has to be simple but sufficient to give an overview.
Typology of posters
- GLAM partnerships (British Museum, French National Library, German Federal Archives...)
- Tools (i.e. QRpedia, creative commons)
- Educational projects (i.e. experiences, case studies, what you can do)
- Events, contests (i.e. Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Public Art, Wiki Loves Earth, Wikimania...)
- Wikimedia projects (i.e. Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons...)
- Software related with Wikimedia projects
- Future projects of improvement
- Wikimedia chapters and affiliates (it can be a yearly report)
- DIY. Short guidelines on how to do things (i.e. how to use QRpedia in a museum exhibition, how to start a GLAM partnership, how to use Wikipedia in classrooms, make you "...pedia" - like )
|Target||Interests and expectations||Response|
|People who are organizing an exhibition||
|People involved in WikiGLAM projects||
||GLAM case studies|
|People involved in educational projects||
|Chapters, affiliates, groups||
Possible case studies
A list of posters we are interested in preparing:
- GLAM on tour in Deutschland: pictures and success-stories.
- QR-Codes: The Hamburg museum provides a large amount of QRpedia-linked objects thanks to a GLAM-activist. http://www.hamburgmuseum.de/de/wikipedia-im-museum/#.Uv4IFspAdlE
- "Creating access": annual conference about cultural political dimension of creating access to cultural heritage supported by WMDE
- Cooperation with the German federal archive - relevant landmark, suitable for illustrating ambivalent process of cooperations
How the can be used
- They need to be possible to printed as an A3 or larger.
- Digital version available for download online (for printing and other reuse).
- Large digital editable version available online (for editing and translations).
- If made horizontal they can be used as slides for projections
- It would be cool to geolocate them if they are related to specific places.
- Potential use
- Exhibitions (also at Wikimania, see Wikimania/Sessions#Posters) and poster session (usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments). For a poster session at Wikimania is important to have a coordinator (proactive, responsive early on, part of the program committee and with enough lead-time and time to prepare posters)
- As a slide in presentations
- Done Discussing the topic on Wikimania mailing list (thread)
- Done Discussing the topic on the GLAM mailing list (thread)
- Discussing the topic on the education mailing list
- Checking existing posters and communication tools: (tips and resources for educational projects, GLAM resources, GLAM case studies. Also annual plans and annual reports of chapters, affiliates and groups can provide relevant content.
- Graphic designer - graphic design/template
- Number of characters/words for each session (template)
- Production of 10 posters by March 2014
- Editing of texts
- Translation of texts
- Pilot presentation of the topic/workshop at the GLAM-meeting in Bremen, end of march 2014.
- Pilot presentation at GLAM exhibition and event in Lugano 2014.
- Presentation of the results to the mailing list (with possible decision of the Wikimania team to use them in an exhibition space in London).
- Posters among the presentations at Wikimania
- Organizing a poster session in a conference or event
- Wikimania London will produce booklets (content from the booklets could be used for posters and viceversa)
- Poster design group
- A list of links on research posters http://gradschool.unc.edu/academics/resources/postertips.html