Category Archives: museums

e-volunteer program

One of the things I often ask of GLAMs is “do you have a volunteer program?” (and everyone generally puts their hand up) and then “do you have an e-volunteer program” (at which point everyone puts their hand back down). … Continue reading

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Keep Austin Weird

I’m in Austin, Texas this week for the Museum Computer Network conference to talk about the British Museum project and generally fly the flag for free-culture. I’ve never been to this part of the world and I’ve discovered that the … Continue reading

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Open Culture 2010

“Open Culture 2010” conference has finished, long live the Open Culture conference. Last week at the Westergasfabriek park in Amsterdam – a brilliantly converted industrial estate-come-cultural precinct – Europeana hosted their annual event to show what they are planning to … Continue reading

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Europeana: the Meta-GLAM

For the next two weeks I’m here at Europeana in Den Haag/The Hague working out of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) – the National Library of the Netherlands – and I need your advice. I want to know any ideas you … Continue reading

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Apologies to those subscribed to the wikimedia blog planet and have seen this announcement before on the Wikimedia UK blog. Building on the good relationship with the British Museum from my residency there, Wikimedia UK have asked me to convene … Continue reading

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In the next couple of months I’m on a bit of a conference-a-thon, presenting the idea of the cultural sector having a proactive relationship with Wikipedia and more generally learning things about the intersection between culture and technology. 1) Right … Continue reading

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End of my residency

[This is part of a series of posts from my time as “Wikipedian in Residence” at the British Museum.] Today is my last day at the British Museum as the “Wikipedian in Residence” project draws to the end of its … Continue reading

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