Wikimedia and Libraries User Group/Meeting minutes/2018/May/14
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May 14-15, 2018
- Group contacts for the user group will be User:Sodapopinski7 and User:Merrilee. User group name change has been finalised pending official announcement from AffCom.
- Good to put out a reworked poll of priorities to the wider membership. The user group has more than 100 members so we may need to simplify the questions or redesign for that audience.
- Scraped “ends” for the new poll for user group (feel free to rework)
- Get global access to Wikipedia Library resources with a single, unique account for all Wikimedians
- Become a centre of professional engagement between Wikimedia and libraries, proactively coordinating outreach to library professionals and attendance at events
- Changing perception of Wikipedia as an enemy or a competitor, but rather as a collaborator
- Highlight local, regional benefits from participating in Wikimedia
- Build the international community of Wikipedian librarians as a social professional and activist network, not just a reference resource
- Deepen understanding of how to engage with libraries and librarians from under-represented regions
- Relieve anxiety about 'doing Wikipedia wrong' and get people excited to join
- Educate librarians that Wikipedia is a community first, a research resource second
- Educate librarians about how Wikipedia fits in with their profession, tenure and promotion requirements, open access movement, codes of ethics, etc
- Improve Wikipedia outreach and remote participation to rural libraries
- Scraped Means (might be seen as more “actionable):
- Present at library conferences and events
- Revive Wikipedia Loves Libraries
- Expand campaigns like 1lib1ref, and get librarians more involved in other campaigns
- Turn 1lib1ref from a campaign into a year-long, 24/7 branch (Or at least shift it so it isn’t in the middle of the southern hemisphere summer school holidays)
- Roll out the Wikipedia + Libraries OCLC-style course on a global scale, not necessarily as one big event, but as multiple events in different regions/timezones (in 3 modules: reading and usage, editing, programming)
- Showing library institutions how to build Wikipedia into their workflows and even their marketing (reference desk, skills & promotions, programming)
- Disseminate information about library news and trends happening on an international level
- Explain "The Wikipedia Library" and how can it help those who already have resource access
- Make use of social media channels to help each other out during edit-a-thons, to exchange expertise and resources
- Promote what Wikipedia Library actually provides to researchers and libraries--a lot of librarians don’t know that this exists.
- GLAM Wiki in Tel Aviv
- GLAM Wiki Conference 3-5 November 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel m:GLAMTLV2018/Welcome today is the last day for scholarship applications.
- Would be useful to look at the library related submissions to find out about current projects and partnerships