“What is this GLAM?” I hear you ask. Why, it refers to Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. What are sometimes called “memory institutions” or more plainly “cultural institutions”. “And what is this GLAM-WIKI?" I hear you further inquire. Why, it is a conference that Wikimedia Australia is organising! On August 6-7 this year. Currently about two months away. In Canberra.
The conference’s title is Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums & Wikimedia: Finding the common ground. It’s very much Liam Wyatt’s (WMAU’s VP) brainchild, borne out of his experiences talking to GLAM organisations and finding out how much they do or don’t know about Wikimedia, and thinking about how we (Wikimedia) can better work together with them for our mutual benefit. Check out the Why should you attend? list.
The conference has four themes —
- Education – Enhancing outreach activities of both communities.
- Technology – Managing collaborations in practice – looking at the ICT specifics.
- Business – Exploring different business models for productive collaboration.
- Law – Focusing on copyright including Creative Commons and public domain, access conditions and non-commercial usage.
Attendance is free but you do need to register. It will be held at the Australian War Memorial, one of our kind partners in this event.
It’s a couple of months away now, so please pass the word on about this event to any GLAM folk you know in the Australasian region. Expect to see further discussion about it at the Museums & Wikimedia group in the Museums 3.0 Ning site.
P.S. Register! Did I mention it was free?
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