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Cultural Collaboration through Wikipedia and The Commons << Case Study

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 a 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

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

Laura Bang on classroom digital humanities projects at Villanova University

This podcast features a conversation with Laura Bang. Laura works with Special and Digital Collections at Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library. She’s also active in the Philadelphia Digital Humanities community, which is where we often collaborate.

She’ll tell us about two digital humanities projects built by students at Villanova. One takes a look at the heritage of the small town of Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The other examines a historic manuscript from Peru. These projects are good examples of how simple ideas can preserve cultural identity … and help students learn those values while growing their digital skills.

Other links mentioned:

Voices of the Past on Twitter twitter.com/heritagevoices.

“Paging the Past” book reviews: http://voicesofthepast.org/tag/book-review/

Teaser photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122638947@N08/13889171653