Submissions:2023/One Year In: Growing Capacity to Support GLAM Wiki in Indiana

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2023.


One Year In: Growing Capacity to Support GLAM Wiki in Indiana


Community Initiatives, GLAM / Heritage / Culture

Type of session:



In 2022, in an effort funded by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, IUPUI University Library began focusing on efforts to leverage the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to contribute cultural heritage images from Indiana Memory to Wikipedia and to increase community capacity for Wikipedia editing by providing a campaign of public programs, training, and outreach to selected cultural heritage organizations. Now that it has been a year, our project team is excited to share what worked, what didn’t work, and our plans to continue these efforts as we extend this project.

In this session, our team will share:

  • Benefits and barriers of the programming as expressed by participating GLAM organizations,
  • Successful and less-successful outreach strategies,
  • Improvements in Wikimedia content related to local efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion,
  • New directions in our programming that respond to the challenges of supporting community-based initiatives during difficult times


Author name:

Olivia MacIsaac, Jamie Flood, Dominic Byrd-McDevitt, Jere Odell

E-mail address: ; ; ;

Wikimedia username:

User:Olgrmac ; User:JamieF ; User:Dominic ; User:Jaireeodell

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedians of Indiana, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Estimated time:

30 minutes

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

lightning talk