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GLAM-Wiki use case for cultural heritage institutions

In 2013, I started up the GLAM-Wiki initiative at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide greater access to the organization’s rich store of historical art, books, instruments and oral histories related to the history of chemistry. The program initiative began with the hiring of Mary Ockerbloom as Wikipedian in Residence and continued with trainings and edit-a-thons that have gained participation throughout the Northeast U.S.

Accomplishments as of Spring 2014:

  • 329 Images contributed to Wikimedia Commons.
  • One million views for pages with CHF images in January 2014
  • 14 new articles on Wikipedia
  • 725 Wikipedia articles edited by Wikipedian in Residence
  • 4,000 edits on Wikipedia by Wikipedian in Residence
  • Nine “Did You Know” featured articles by Wikipedian in Residence
  • 145 Attendees at eight workshops and talks
  • 140 Attendees at GLAM Cafe Digital Humanities Events

“What is Wikipedia?” featuring Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence through the GLAM-Wiki Initiative. Read more about her work here.

The full report on the program, with tactical advice for other cultural institutions, can be viewed and downloaded below.

Program Report: GLAM-Wiki @ChemHeritage by jkguin

Case Study: Livestreamed Interactive Webcasts for Cultural Institutions

Drawing History: Telling the Stories of Science through Comics and Graphic Novels from ChemHeritage on Vimeo.

In 2013, as part of my work managing digital initiatives at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, I created a livestreamed program titled #HistChem to establish a deeper dialog with CHF’s audiences around topics of history, science and culture.

Among the program’s objectives:

  • Make the institution accessible by featuring its people, collections and research initiatives
  • Unify traditional & social media platforms
  • Spark compelling conversations about History & SciTech
  • Track effectiveness through metrics & social curation tools

A channel of the program’s episodes can be accessed here: https://vimeo.com/channels/789012

You can access the interim evaluation report with tips for other cultural institutions wishing to adopt livestreaming as well. View it below or by accessing this link: scribd.com/doc/232511146/Program-Report-Livestreaming-Engagement-Model-for-Cultural-Heritage

Program Report: Livestreaming Engagement Model for Cultural Heritage by jkguin