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

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no. 240
Title of the submission

Linkypedia: Exploring GLAM Resources on Wikipedia

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Ed Summers

E-mail address




Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Library of Congress

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Since the beginnings of the World Wide Web GLAM institutions have been digitizing their collections and making them available on the Web. These cultural heritage collections are important to Wikipedia in citing resources in support of article content. Linkypedia is an opensource Web application that lets GLAM institutions see what articles are referencing their content. I plan to illustrate what types of content is getting used on sites like the National Archives, the Smithsonian, the British Library and the Library of Congress. I also plan on discussing the resulting referral traffic to Library of Congress properties from Wikipedia for 2011. The aim is to encourage participation in Wikipedia by GLAM organizations, and to help GLAM organizations appreciate how important their content is to the Wikipedia community. A brief discussion of the technology of how Linkypedia works will also be included.


GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums)

Length of presentation/talk

25 Minutes

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