Wikimedia New York City/History

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This page tracks the history of the activities of Wikimedia New York City.

Annual calendar[edit]

Monthly meetings
Wikipedia Meetup NYC Salon
regular discussion group
Occasional series
Wiki Workshops
public outreach classes
Summer
Wiki-Conference New York
free conference for everyone
Fall
Wikipedia Takes Manhattan
urban photo scavenger hunt
Winter
Wikipedia Day NYC
Wikipedia's birthday bash
Spring
??

Projects[edit]

Meetings[edit]

Wikipedia Meetup NYC Salon[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Intended Audience Wikimedian community, Free Culture community
Partners Columbia University Department of Astronomy
Topic or theme Presentations—Roundtable discussions.
Purpose Promote sharing of ideas.
In Practice
Next step Increased online distribution in broader Wikimedia community
Last update February 2011
So far
Chapter business meetings
Upcoming
Further information
Information online

Video and audio:

Coordination Pharos, ScienceApologist, Nightscream, Daniel Case

Wiki-Conference NYC / WikNYC Picnic[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Intended Audience Wikimedian community, Free Culture community
Partners Free Culture NYU, Information Law Institute at NYU School of Law
Topic or theme Presentations—Roundtable discussions—Celebration of Wikimedia projects.
Purpose Promote sharing of ideas—Community-building.
In Practice
Next step Documentation and recordings online, preliminary ideas for 2010
Last update April 2011
So far
Upcoming
  • Summer 2011
Further information
Information online
Coordination Pharos, ParkerHiggins, Reagle, Johndbritton, Mitchazenia

Wikipedia Day NYC[edit]

General project dimensions
Description Wikipedia DayNew York City MeetupSalonParty.
Intended Audience Wikimedian community, Free Culture community
Partners Free Culture NYU
Topic or theme Presentations—Roundtable discussions—Celebration of Wikimedia projects.
Purpose Promote sharing of ideas—Community-building.
In Practice
Next step Documentation and recordings online, preliminary ideas for 2011
Last update May 2010
So far
Upcoming
  • January 2011
Further information
Information online
Coordination Pharos, ParkerHiggins, DGG, Mozucat, Mitchazenia, Sidepocket

Learning[edit]

Wiki Workshops / Wikipedia at the Library[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Classes—Wikipedia article writing—Library.
Intended Audience General public, University community, Library community
Partners New York Public Library, City University of New York, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Work City, Red Hat
Topic or theme Media literacy—Wiki contributions.
Purpose Education—Outreach—Free content creation.
In Practice
Next step Working with NYPL, BPL, CUNY, Columbia, and other libraries and educational organizations; Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative at regional universities; Wiki Workshops at Red Hat
Last update May 2011
So far
Upcoming
Further information
Information online
Coordination DGG, Pharos, Ssilvers, Mozucat, Mblumber

NYCwiki Neighborhoods Project[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Neighborhoods—Wikipedia article writing.
Intended Audience General public, Neighborhood community groups
Partners Connecting NYC, Internet Society-NY, Wireless Harlem, CUNY LaGuardia Wiki Center
Topic or theme Wiki contributions—City life.
Purpose Education—Outreach—Free content creation.
In Practice
Next step Finding home for a neighborhoods wiki, content workshops with the public and neighborhood community groups
Last update January 2011
So far
Upcoming
Further information
Information online
Coordination Interns Archana and Andrea and Blurpeace, Pharos, Tomlzz1, Wwwhatsup

Yiddish Encyclopedia Project[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Intended Audience Yiddish community
Partners Congress for Jewish Culture (CYCO), Yugntruf
Topic or theme Wikipedia—Wikisource.
Purpose Free content creation—Minority language outreach.
In Practice
Next step Digitization of Algmeine Encyclopedie with Congress for Jewish Culture and Google Books
Last update July 2010
So far Discussions with Congress for Jewish Culture, consideration of Enciclopedia Chilena model
Upcoming
  • No date set
Further information
Information online
Coordination Pharos, DGG, Chaim Shel, Ikhveysnit

Wikipedia Cultural Embassy[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Cultural institution—Wikipedia article writing.
Intended Audience General public
Partners Local cultural institutions (New York Public Library, Jewish Museum, Girl Scouts National Historic Preservation Center, etc), regional help with Smithsonian Institution collaboration
Topic or theme Wikipedia.
Purpose Free content creation—cultural outreach.
In Practice
Next step United Nations Photo Library image donation, further development of embassy pages, Wikipedian in Residence program
Last update April 2011
So far
Upcoming
Further information
Information online
Coordination Pharos, Ssilvers, Star Mississippi, Chaoticfluffy

Photography[edit]

Wikipedia Takes Manhattan[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Intended Audience General public
Partners Free Culture Columbia, Free Culture NYU, The Open Planning Project
Topic or theme Photography—Architecture—City life.
Purpose Free content creation—Outreach.
In Practice
Next step Review of WTM 3
Last update October 2010
So far
Other regional photo events
Upcoming
  • Planning for Spring 2011
Further information
Information online
Coordination Pharos, Mitchazenia, Jeremyb, Becksguy, Jim.henderson

Wikipedia Loves Art[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Intended Audience General public
Partners Locally: Brooklyn Museum, Jewish Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New-York Historical Society, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Free Culture Columbia, Free Culture NYU

Globally: 16 cultural institutions total, cooperation with Wikimedia UK, and other regional Wikimedians

Topic or theme Photography—Art.
Purpose Free content creation—Outreach.
In Practice
Next step Post-event processing
Last update May 2010
So far
  • 02/2009 Brooklyn Museum, Jewish Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New-York Historical Society events
Upcoming
Further information
Information online
Coordination Pharos, Becksguy, Jeremyb Star Mississippi

Lights Camera Wiki[edit]

General project dimensions
Description
Video—Historic places—Walkthrough.
Intended Audience General public, (architectural community)
Partners Open Video Alliance, subject area project content partners, (proprietors of historic places, architectural organizations)
Topic or theme Video—Architecture.
Purpose Free content creation—Outreach.
In Practice
Next step Public launch and developing more subprojects, Wikimob student workshops
Last update May 2011
So far
Jefferson Market Library prototype video, Grand Central Terminal prototype video
Upcoming
Further information
Information online
Coordination Gabrielm199, Pharos, Totallynuts, Daniel Case, Star Mississippi

Chapter infrastructure[edit]

General project dimensions
Description New York City MeetupWikimedia chapter.
Intended Audience Wikimedian community
Partners Wikimedia Foundation, Free Culture Alliance NYC
Topic or theme Development of non-profit.
Purpose Furthering capacity for future projects.
In Practice
Next step IRS documents submission
Last update January 2011
So far
Upcoming
  • Wiki Center @ LaGuardia Community College / CUNY, and next phase of Internship program
Further information
Information online
Historical documents
Coordination Pharos, Daniel Case, Becksguy, MBisanz, DGG, Newyorkbrad