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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