Wiki Culture Crawl
The Wiki Culture Crawl is a pre-conference event dedicated to GLAM-Wikipedia activities at Balboa Park, an historic San Diego hub that is home to more than 15 museums and cultural institutions. It is designed to be the largest one-day collaboration ever between Wikipedia contributors and the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) community.
- The event will be held at Hattox Hall at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park.
- See the page Wiki Culture Crawl on English Wikipedia for edit-a-thon coordination.
The day-long event will challenge Wikipedia editors to improve articles identified by the organizations while also educating and training staff about the Wikimedia movement. Registered participants will be provided free admission to Balboa Park museums (while supplies last!) to assist in improving content, as well as special "Backstage Passes" – special tours and talks with experts at Balboa Park institutions and their unique collections.
Free to the public and professionals, but registration is required to participate.
- When: Friday, October 7, 2016, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
- Who: Members of the public, novices, experienced Wikipedia editors, and cultural/museum professionals are all welcome.
- Where: Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
- What to bring: A laptop, a tablet, an advanced cell phone with a web browser. The entire park has free high speed Wi-Fi Internet.
Tentative schedule (subject to change)
|Culture Crawl Edit-a-thon||Wiki Training Clinics||Backstage Pass|
|Improving pre-selected articles from cultural institutions. Three determined by each organization and worked on by Wikipedia editors and Balboa Park staff.||Drop-in clinics for staff, docents and cultural professionals throughout the day.||Pre-arranged tours of special collections in Balboa Park institutions for Wikipedia editors.|
|9:00 am Registration opens, continues throughout the day
9:30 am Introduction to Wikipedia edit-a-thons for participants and BP staff
10:00 am Assessment and research of articles. Individuals visit museums and institutions throughout the day and continuously improve articles
1:00 pm Check-in on progress
4:00 pm Evaluation of results
4:30 pm Awards and accolades
|10:00 am Introduction to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement
12:00 noon Experiences from Wikipedians in Residence at heritage institutions; Brown bag lunch
2:00 pm Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata - Alex Stinson, others
4:00 pm New developments and the future of Wikipedia; how to keep working with the Wikipedia/Wikimedia community
|11:00 am Citizen Scientists and Rare Book Library, Margaret Dykens, Registrar and Director of the Research Library, San Diego Natural History Museum
1:00 pm The Edmund L. and Nancy K. Dubois Library at the Museum of Photographic Arts and "3D", an exhibition in MOPA's Dammeyer Gallery, funded in part by an NSF grant awarded to SDSU, tour led by Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation
3:00 pm The Dead Are Not Quiet: an Exhibition of Macabre Art, San Diego Art Institute
Taxis and ridesharing services can drop attendees off near Old Globe Plaza.
Attendees driving themselves can park in the Organ Pavilion Parking Lot behind the Spreckles Organ Pavilion or the Federal Parking Lot next to the Hall of Champions. From the parking lots walk north to the Plaza de Panama and then west to Old Globe Plaza.
Parking is also available near the Natural History Museum and the Fleet Science Center. Walk west down El Prado towards the Plaza de Panama.
- Andrew Lih, GLAM Wiki coordinator; Wikipedia administrator; associate professor, American University
- In collaboration with Balboa Park Online Collaborative and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership