Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) professionals, Wikipedians, and community members are invited to a one-day summit focused on the ways Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, and the Wikimedia Commons can increase the impact of collections and provide opportunities for community engagement.
Participants will hear examples and find inspiration of the ways the Wikimedia projects are actively being used and the different pathways this participation can take. A keynote talk will be delivered by Effie Kapsalis, Smithsonian Institute. Other speakers will include Benoit Rochon, Wikimedia Canada; Dawn Bazely, York University, Amy Furness, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and John Dupuis, York University.
There will also be opportunities for discussion and workshopping on Wikimedia project strategies for GLAM institutions.
This meeting is an extension of the Music in Canada @ 150 Wikipedia project.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/426784844752026/
Friendly Space Policy
This event is following the Wikimedia friendly space policy and attendees are expected to follow this policy. Please read it here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Friendly_space_policies
The Summit will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.
- The Summit will be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
- LIB405 (4th floor), Ryerson University Library & Archives, 350 Victoria Street.
- See on a map
Due to construction on Gould, we suggest you enter the Library via the Student Learning Centre (SLC) at 341 Yonge street which is one block north of Yonge and Dundas, at the corner of Gould and Yonge Streets. http://slc.blog.ryerson.ca/home/hours-of-operation/
The closest TTC station is Dundas. https://goo.gl/maps/66svdxDdvyo
The SLC opens at 8:30 am. There is an elevator on the right side of the stairs & ramp, which takes you to the front doors of the SLC. Once inside the SLC atrium, take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor, walk through the doors to the Library. Once in the Library, take the stairs or elevator to the 4th floor. There will be student assistants on hand to help with wayfinding.
If you get lost or are having difficulties finding the location call Trina’s cell number - which you will have received by email if you're registered.
To find a spot to park your bike, visit the Ryerson campus map and select “Bicycle Parking” in the legend. https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/
4 accessible parking options are here: https://www.ryerson.ca/accessibility/access-ryerson/campus/
- We have an Etherpad collaborative note-taking space for the day-long event here: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/GLAMwikiToronto2019
|9 am - 9:15 am||Welcome & Introduction||Carol Shepstone, University Library, Ryerson; Stacy Allison-Cassin, York University|
|9:15 am - 10:00 am||Keynote||Effie Kapsalis, Senior Digital Program Officer, Smithsonian Institute|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Break||Everyone|
|10:20 am - 12:00 pm||Wikimedia Canada & GLAM initiatives||Benoit Rochon, Wikimedia Canada|
|12:00 pm - 12:45 pm||Lunch||Everyone|
|12:45 pm - 2:00 pm||Panel: GLAM models for participation: Campaigns, and Wikimedian-in-Residence||Amy Furness, Art Gallery of Ontario; Dawn Bazely, York University; John Dupuis, York University, Alex Jung, University of Toronto|
|2:00 pm - 2:15 pm||Break||Everyone|
|2:15 pm - 3:45 pm||"Birds of a Feather" break-out group discussions||Everyone|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Closing||Organizing Team|
If you would like to continue discussion after the event we will having an informal gathering at Duke’s Refresher, down the street at Yonge and Gerrard. https://dukesrefresher.ca/
Birds of a Feather discussion session
We are planning to conduct multiple small-group discussions in the afternoon, each of which will be moderated by a speaker or administrator with relevant experience.
Public note-taking will be done using the Wikimedia Foundation's Etherpad installation. Etherpad is a collaborative and open text-document creation platform. Everything written in the discussion notes will be saved elsewhere after the event is done:
- Session 1: Wikidata - main room https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/KnLi2M2ElCFj4l0uHZ8m
- Session 2: Campaigns - L389 (down one floor) https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/sYKho0_-JSy8f95cXoCO
- Session 3: Wikimedia Commons & digital images - main room (study tables on the side) https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/NQBDvfhuiKJauUrUksGg
- Session 4: Supporting work with Indigenous communities - L408 (office beside main room) https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/J619gXt3RSAq5G0yWofG
- Session 5: Promoting/supporting collections - L386c (down one floor) https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/bvS9P4OFfpY_dHyPSAzQ
- Session 6: Issues around licenses/copyright - main space combined with Commons
- Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/glam-wiki-summit-toronto-tickets-59786331527#tickets
- Registration fee is $25 and covers coffee breaks and lunch.
Wifi will be available. Those coming from other universities should be able to use eduroam.
Coffee and snacks will be served at 10am and 2pm. Lunch is at noon.
If you cannot wait until our first coffee break and are in need of caffeine here are nearby options for coffee and breakfast items:
- Panera at 322 Yonge St. opens at 6:30am https://locations.panerabread.com/on/toronto/322-yonge-street.html?utm_medium=display-ad&utm_source=paid-digital&utm_campaign=yext&utm_content=local-search
- Balzac’s at Ryerson at 122 Bond St. opens at 7:00 am (slightly longer walk due to construction on Gould) https://www.balzacs.com/locations/ryerson-image-arts/
- Zavida Coffee Roasters at 382 Yonge St., just south of College Park shopping mall (at College subway TTC station)
Water refill stations are available throughout the building so feel free to bring a reusable water bottle.
- Ryerson Summer Accommodations https://www.ryerson.ca/summer-stay/
- Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West http://www.chelseatoronto.com/en/ tel.416-595-1975
- Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown, 475 Yonge Street http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown/ tel.416-924-0611, 1-800-847-5075
- BlogTO has a decent guide to neighbourhoods https://www.blogto.com/neighbourhoods/
- Effie Kapsalis. "Increasing the representation of women online with Wikipedia." Slides.
- Dawn Bazley slides
- Smallison (talk) 02:49, 2 April 2019 (UTC) Stacy Allison-Cassin, York University
- Trina Grover, Ryerson University
- Loren Fantin, Our Digital World
- Monfaz Monica Fazekas, Western University
- Allanaaaaaaa - Allana Mayer, OurDigitalWorld