Submissions/Wikipedia + Libraries Meetup

From Wikimania

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2017.

Time: Friday August 11, 13:00 - 13:30 Venue: Joyce/Jarry (level A)

We'll be taking questions from Etherpad and from the Wikipedia + Libraries Facebook group
Submission no. 5007 Subject - G2
Title of the submission
Wikipedia + Libraries Meetup
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Birds of a feather discussion
Author of the submission
Jake Orlowitz, User:Ocaasi (WMF)
Language of presentation
E-mail address
User:Ocaasi (WMF)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikipedia Library (Wikimedia Foundation)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use Wikipedia and have patrons who rely on it as a starting point for information. For the last decade Wikipedians have worked to reach out to librarians as well as serve our community of editors with reference and research support. The fusion of Wikipedia and Libraries has gathered momentum in the movement with great initiatives like The Wikipedia Library, the Catalan Public Library Network, and the IFLA white papers on Wikipedia and Library collaboration. While there is a libraries mailing list, and now a Wikipedia + Libraries Facebook group, the next step will be to form a usergroup centered around collaboration and guidance between Wikipedia and Libraries, Wikipedians and Librarians.

What will attendees take away from this session?

This session is a chance to meet other community leaders who work with libraries, form partnerships with publishers, host events at institutions, conduct outreach to national organizations or regional and international groups and consortia. It is open to all levels of interest. A special focus will be finding ways to direct the momentum in the library world as it increasingly opens its doors (and resources) to Wikipedia into a concrete and active usergroup. Participants will learn how to get involved in their community, how to join the international efforts, and how to take their projects from brainstorming to impact.

Theme of presentation
  • GLAM


For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience? Intermediate
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
50 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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  1. Ocaasi (WMF) (talk) 19:51, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mardetanha (talk) 20:10, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Kosboot (talk) 20:16, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Miacara76 (talk) 20:45, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Jessamyn (talk) 20:56, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  6. --Librarygurl (talk) 21:53, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Pigsonthewing (talk) 23:11, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Saebou (talk) 01:57, 16 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Smallison (talk) 12:48, 16 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  10. AVasanth (WMF) (talk) 12:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Viola-Ness (talk) 13:00, 16 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Helixitta (talk) 19:07, 16 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Gamaliel (talk) 14:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  14. AmandaRR123 (talk) 13:49, 24 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Violetova (talk) 12:55, 26 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Beat Estermann (talk) 10:58, 28 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Rhododendrites (talk) 13:55, 30 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Saguaromelee (talk) 19:28, 30 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Attended a similar meetup at WMCon and think it was useful, but we should be making more use of existing channels (e.g. the mailing list) between in-face meetings. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:05, 10 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  20. ~ Moheen (keep talking) 20:30, 14 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Ouvrard (talk) 24 May 2017
  22. Kosboot (talk) 14:18, 31 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Voltaireloving (talk) 13:05, 1 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Will attend most of it, if not all of the session. אומנות (talk) 13:55, 1 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  25. JGDove99 (talk) 15:52, 7 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  26. Vizzylane (talk) 21:08, 9 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  27. Olimar (talk) 13:16, 11 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  28. Megs (talk) 14:38, 11 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  29. Dan scott (talk) 17:08, 11 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Clifford Anderson (talk) 17:30, 11 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]