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From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
GLAM Wikipedians in Residence: views from both sides of the fence
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Merrilee Proffitt
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Over the last several years, a wide range of GLAM institutions have instituted Wikipedian in Residence programs in order to help the host institution better understand the Wikipedia community and to lay the foundation for a more lasting partnership between the Wikipedia community and a cultural institution. Although the Wikipedian community and host institutions may share much in terms of wanting broadly disseminate knowledge and information, differing cultural and domain perspectives may introduce tension, which can be resolved through mutual understanding. This session will focus on lessons learned from both sides of a Wikipedian in Residence partnership. Presenters from host institutions will talk about lessons learned and surprises and insight gained, as well as challenges faced while working with Wikipedians; current and former Wikipedians in Residence will discuss problems and successes in their positions.

If there is interest in this panel, we believe we can attract both current and former WIRs as well as those who have worked with the WIRs at the host institutions. We would encourage speakers to be frank and honest in sharing their perspectives, in order to facilitate a productive and informative discussion.

  • GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums)
Length of presentation/talk
panel length (70 minutes?)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
strongly considering it!
Slides or further information (optional)
Special request as to time of presentations

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