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GLAM Wiki Summit Toronto 2019

GLAM Wiki Summit Toronto 2019
May 23rd, 2019 at Ryerson University Library & Archives


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.

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The Summit will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.


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The Summit will be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
LIB405 (4th floor), Ryerson University Library & Archives, 350 Victoria Street.
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Caption: GLAM Wiki Toronto Schedule
Time Title Participants
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




  • 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

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