In this DPLA Network Coffee Chat, representatives from the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), Ohio Digital Network, and DPLA will discuss their recent collaboration to share over 350,000 images from CML’s digital collections to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia in July. In the first two months, these images received over 3 million page views in Wikimedia’s sites. The project relied upon Ohio Digital Network aggregation and Digital Public Library of America’s pipeline to Wikimedia Commons and was initiated after an inquiry from an interested member of the library’s community. This is a new, developing project, and we’ll discuss how it has unfolded from inception to final execution, to give others a sense of what participation in DPLA’s Wikimedia project is like.
In the second hour, attendees are invited to stay for an optional guided group editing session with Dominic Byrd-McDevitt, DPLA’s Data & Partnerships Strategist, to add images, captions, and depicts statements to Wikipedia. In this interactive workshop, you’ll be exposed to Wikipedia editing skills in a relaxed setting (no experience necessary!) while contributing to the impact of CML’s project!
Please register here.