Wiki Center

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"Ribbon cutting" at Wiki Center LaGuardia Community College Library/ CUNY
A local chapter like Wikimedia NYC can serve as a bridge between the Wikipedia/Wikimedia community and Academic & Cultural institutions, through the Wiki Center and a variety of different programs.

The Wiki Center is a grassroots institution supporting Wikimedia projects and Open Education in the New York City area.

It is a collaboration between Wikimedia New York City (and the Wikimedia NYC Internship Program) and participating partners, notably LaGuardia Community College Library/ CUNY.

This occurs in the context of broader Free Culture Alliance NYC relationships.

Format[edit]

The Wiki Center was hosted at the LaGuardia Library during Summer 2010.

There will be regular meetings there between the Wikimedia NYC board/volunteers, the Wikimedia NYC interns, and interested LaGuardia librarians, to help jumpstart and cross-fertilize Wikipedia and Wikimedia-based projects and joint efforts.

The Wikimedia NYC interns are paid a small stipend for each semester that they participate in the internship program.

In addition to Wikimedia project activities, the Wiki Center will also be a resource to the LaGuardia community during this time of residence, holding workshops for interested faculty and students and also providing any general assistance we can in wiki or freeculture-related areas.

In addition, Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors training sessions were also held at the LaGuardia Library.

Since January 2011, Wiki Center activities and office functions have been held through a Wikimedia NYC group membership in New Work City, and also the staging of Wiki Workshops for Newbies NYC in that venue.

Coordination and Interns[edit]

Wiki Center coordinators:

Interns for 2009-2010 Academic Year[edit]

Interns for 2010-2011 Academic Year[edit]