We’re doing the same thing, for the same reason, for the same people, in the same medium. Let’s do it together.
– Liam Wyatt, Wikipedian-in-Residence, British Museum
GLAMs + Wikipedia: Why we should be involved

This presentation includes information about Wikipedia, GLAMs, and how to get involved. I use these slides as part of a presentation I give to GLAM professionals.

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*The PowerPoint displays a little weird in Google Drive, but I promise it looks nice once downloaded! See what it will look like by clicking on the PDF.

A Beginner’s Guide to Wikipedia

This guide is an introduction to the basics of Wikipedia, and includes links and tips for finding further information on each topic covered. The guide is built so you can jump around to the sections you’re most interested in, or read it from beginning to end. The purpose of this guide is twofold: (1) to distill the vast amount of on-wiki information into short sections, and (2) to make the process of finding on-wiki resources a little less overwhelming to editors who aren’t yet familiar with the structure of Wikipedia.

I created this guide with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. With these guidelines in mind, feel free to print, share, and repost. If you use this resource, please link back to rebeccahopman.com/wikipedia.

A Quick Guide to COI on Wikipedia

This guide is a brief overview of conflict of interest on Wikipedia, especially as it relates to library, archives, and museum professionals. It includes links to additional COI information on Wikipedia and examples of COI statements for edits with a potential conflict of interest.

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More resources

I use these handouts when training other cultural professionals about the GLAM-Wiki Initiative and editing Wikipedia. Find more on the GLAM Bookshelf.

  • GLAM one-pager – “A two-sided handout directed at GLAM professionals that provides an overview of GLAM-Wiki, case stories on current partnerships, pull quotes from GLAM professionals, and contact information. This version is directed specifically at museum professionals.” (but is useful for library and archives professionals as well!)
  • Ten ideas for editing Wikipedia – “handout for library edit-a-thons”
  • Wiki markup cheatsheet – “This one-page quick reference helps you to remember the most frequently used wiki markup commands.”

Listen to Wikipedia – this soothing set of sounds based on recent changes to the site is the perfect background music to listen to!

Wiki thoughts

Sometimes I write about Wikipedia.