OpenCulture2013

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Wikimedia UK had a stand at OpenCulture2013, 2–3 July 2013, prominently displayed in the delegates brochure, and online.

Basic information[edit]

  • Date: Tuesday 2nd/Wednesday 3rd July 2013, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Venue: Kia Oval
  • Cost: Free
  • Any questions: Jonathan Cardy on jonathan.cardyatwikimedia.org.uk, 0207 065 0990

Manning the stand[edit]

Volunteers[edit]

  • Johnbod
  • EdwardX
  • Daria Cybulska and Jonathan Cardy also present

Logistics[edit]

  • Refreshments were provided

Results[edit]

The collections trust very kindly gave us a free stand at their exhibition on the 2nd/3rd of July 2013. This was a great opportunity for us to talk to attendees at OpenCulture2013 - people who are committed to the idea of free culture, but they may need someone who can tell them what Wikipedia can do with mass releases of images. Or indeed just show them how to edit an article or add an image to an article.

In actuality it gave us the opportunity to talk to a range of museum professionals, from those who weren't sure if we'd be interested in their little museum, to those who only see us as a threat to their sale of images; and we did get to show one curator how to upload images. There were also opportunities to ask questions during plenary sessions, raising the awareness of Wikimedia UK and how it fits into the agenda of Open Culture.

We spoke to many museums and suppliers to museums, and explained to several IT companies how their museum software could give their clients the option to upload to Commons.

Partage Plus then released over 700 images to Commons as detailed in a subsequent blog