The Internet Archive had a booth at Wikimania in London. The booth was in the Community Village section of the conference. We hope you stopped by and said hello, grabbed a sticker or a handout, and learned a bit more about our book scanning projects and told us what you were up to. If you’d like to pick up digital copies of our handouts, PDFs are here.
We also went to a lot of programs that were really worthwhile, the free/open culture vibe was palpable and exciting with 2500+ people all getting together to find ways to share more content in more ways. A few other documents we picked up that might be interesting to other folks.
- Teaching students how to edit: Wikipedia Assignments (pdf) – for educators who are Wikimedia curious but don’t know how to get started
- Wikimedian in Residence 2014 review – talks about outcomes and other words that make programs like this appealing to organizations with bottom lines and boards of directors
- How to work successfully with Wikipedia: A guide for galleries, libraries, archives & museums – helping forge partnerships across cultural heritage organizations
For people who like working on Wikipedia but are often flustered by paywalls, you should know about the Wikipedia Library which has a project to help editors access reliable sources. The Wikipedia Loves Libraries project is gearing up for a month of wiki-workshops and edit-a-thons at libraries around Open Access Week in October/November.
So nice to see these posts, informative and really brings it all together. Thank you so much for a fine group of nice folks! Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME