GLAM-WIKI 2013/Jan 13 announcements

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Old Call for papers is at GLAM-WIKI 2013/Call for papers

Call for papers

GLAM-WIKI 2013 is a global conference for the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, achives and museums) intended for sector professionals, volunteers in Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement, and anyone interested in open content in the cultural sector. It is organised by Wikimedia UK, the UK charity that supports the Wikimedia movement in the UK, in association with Europeana and generously hosted by the British Library.

The conference will be held at the British Library, London, on 12-14 April 2013. The whole programme is three days, with Sunday being an unconference with a parallel hackathon. For an updated programme please check the event page. Confirmed speakers include Michael Edson, the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution, and Lizzy Jongma, Data Manager at the Rijksmuseum. We will also have speakers from Europeana, the British Library and the Open Knowledge Foundation, among others.

We are now seeking proposals for presentations, workshop proposals, or panel discussions, lasting up to an hour (which would include questions). Proposals should be no more than 400 words long, giving the following information:

  • Title
  • Name or names of those presenting
  • Organisation, if any
  • Brief summary or description, with key themes covered
  • Time needed, please give range of minimum to maximum, and preferred
  • Style of presentation (eg talk, workshop, demo)
  • Has it been given before? If so, where & when?
  • Any very relevant links
  • Any special requirements, beyond usual screen etc
  • What you expect delegates to learn from your session.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 15th 2013 and the selection panel will notify all applicants either way by March 1st. All presentations should be in English.

Themes

We have two broad themes for papers, within the broader area of open content in the cultural sector; sustainability and future models, in particular with reference to engagement with the Wikimedia movement.

We welcome submissions both from within the Wikimedia community and from cultural institutions of all kinds, whether or not they have worked with us before.

Outline schedule

On the Friday, we are hoping to look at the work Wikimedia and other organisations have done in partnership with cultural institutions, presenting case studies and discussing the benefits to both parties. The day will include two keynote speeches and a series of shorter talks, of up to an hour each, with 1 to 3 tracks running at different points.

On the Saturday, we will be focusing on the more practical and technical side, looking at ways to work together and running workshops to share best practice. We welcome suggestions for practical workshops and hands-on demonstrations of new tools or methods, but are likely also to have some standard presentations also.

The Sunday will be organised as an unconference and hackathon, where the agenda and session topics are being determined by attendees on the day. If you need help with travel and accommodation, please specify on your application.

Registration

The deadline for submissions is February 15th 2013. Please send submissions to Daria Cybulska - daria.cybulskaatwikimedia.org.uk - or draft them on-wiki. You can also contact the Wikimedia UK office on +44 (0) 20 7065 0990.

If you are interested in joining the event as an attendee, you can register here.

General announcement

GLAM-WIKI 2013 is a global conference for the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) offering an exciting programme for sector professionals, volunteers in Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement, and anyone interested in open content in the cultural sector. It builds on the success of our conference at the British Museum in November 2010.

GLAM-WIKI 2013 is organised by Wikimedia UK, the charity that supports the Wikimedia movement in the UK, in association with Europeana and generously hosted by the British Library. Because of this we have been able to keep ticket prices very low, at £15-40, including lunch and refreshments.

The conference will take place at the British Library, London, on Friday to Sunday 12-14 April 2013. The whole programme is three days, with Sunday being an unconference day with a parallel hackathon. For an updated programme please check the event page. Confirmed speakers include Michael Edson, the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution, and Lizzy Jongma, Data Manager at the Rijksmuseum. We will also have speakers from Europeana, the British Library, and the Open Knowledge Foundation, among others.

The Friday will have 1 to 3 tracks of talks, presentations and panel discussions and Saturday will focus on workshops and demonstrations. Sunday will have an unconference for a flexible programme of further discussions on topics decided by the participants, together with a hackathon track. There will be a programme of events outside the conference for attendees.

To attend, please register here. If you are interested in presenting, please see the Call for papers.