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v a n i a , i n i t i a t e d a G L A M- Wi k i p r o g r a m t o p r o v i d e g r e a t e r a c c e s s t o
i t s r i c h s t o r e o f h i s t o r i c a l a r t , b o o k s , i n s t r u me n t s a n d o r a l h i s t o r i e s
r e l a t e d t o t h e h i s t o r y o f c h e mi s t r y.
PROGRAM
REPORT
GLAM-WI KI
@Chemheri tage
INSIDE
1. Background
2. Obj ecti ves
3. I mpl ementati on
• Medi a Contri buti on
• Metadata
• I mprovi ng Pages
• Creati ng Pages
• Outreach
• Events
• Ski l l Devel opment
4. Mi l estones and I mpact
A c c o mp l i s h me n t s a s o f S p r i n g 2 0 1 4 :
• 3 2 9 I ma g e s c o n t r i b u t e d t o Wi k i me d i a C o mmo n s
• O n e mi l l i o n v i e ws f o r p a g e s wi t h C H F i ma g e s i n J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4
• 1 4 n e w a r t i c l e s o n Wi k i p e d i a
• 7 2 5 Wi k i p e d i a a r t i c l e s e d i t e d b y Wi k i p e d i a n i n R e s i d e n c e
• 4 , 0 0 0 e d i t s o n Wi k i p e d i a b y Wi k i p e d i a n i n R e s i d e n c e
• Ni n e “ D i d Yo u K n o w” f e a t u r e d a r t i c l e s b y Wi k i p e d i a n i n R e s i d e n c e
• 1 4 5 A t t e n d e e s a t e i g h t wo r k s h o p s a n d t a l k s
• 1 4 0 A t t e n d e e s a t G L A M C a f e D i g i t a l H u ma n i t i e s E v e n t s
http: //en. wi ki pedi a. org/wi ki /Wi ki pedi a: GLAM/Chemi cal _Heri tage_Foundati on
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GLAM-Wiki
Program Report
(with Tactical
Helps for Cultural
Institutions)
Spring 2014
1. BACKGROUND
I n spri ng 2013, the Chemi cal Heri tage Foundati on, l ocated i n Phi l adel phi a,
Pennsyl vani a, began i ts i nvol vement i n Wi ki pedi a and Wi ki medi a Commons by
hi ri ng i ts fi rst Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence. The purpose of thi s i ni ti ati ve was to make
accessi bl e i ts col l ecti ons and subj ect matter exper ti se rel ated to chemi str y’s rol e
i n hi stor y. CHF’s col l ecti ons i ncl ude the fol l owi ng:
Books and ar t rel ated to al chemy • l ab i nstrumentati on • oral hi stori es
• document and photograph archi ves • event photos • audi o/vi sual medi a
• Chemi cal Heri tage Magazi ne
Thi s case study exami nes the tacti cal approach CHF took i n contri buti ng i mages
to Wi ki medi a Commons, edi ti ng and cl ari fyi ng rel ated subj ect matter pages, and
extendi ng the edi t-a-thon concept i nto a broader outreach mechani sm that has
i nspi red si mi l ar programs by a number of other cul tural i nsti tuti ons.
The program i s ongoi ng and thi s repor t captures i ts outputs and outcomes as of the
program’s fi rst year.
2. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
2. 1 Medi a Contri buti ons to Wi ki Medi a Commons
A maj or obj ecti ve of thi s proj ect i s to donate content to Wi ki medi a Commons,
par ti cul arl y i mages from the CHF l i brar y, archi ves, and col l ecti ons on topi cs such
as al chemy, the hi stor y of chemi str y, and women i n sci ence. I mages from events at
CHF are al so useful resources, par ti cul arl y those featuri ng current thought l eaders
i n sci ence. Once on Wi ki medi a Commons, these i mages may be uti l i zed by educators
and researchers worl dwi de wi thout restri cti ons.
Tasks i ncl ude consul ti ng wi th staff from al l depar tments, i denti fyi ng possi bl e
i mages for contri buti on, revi ewi ng copyri ght status for al l i mages, and rel easi ng
i mages on Commons wi th appropri ate metadata and i nsti tuti onal and l i censi ng
templ ates so that they can be used on Wi ki pedi a pages.
I deal l y i mages shoul d be of good qual i ty: vi sual l y effecti ve, representati ve of
thei r subj ects, and whenever possi bl e of hi gh resol uti on. They shoul d be pl aced on
rel evant pages where they wi l l enhance understandi ng of and i nterest i n the text.
I mages rel eased shoul d be i l l ustrati ve of a range of CHF resources.
2. 2 Expansi on of Content and Authori tati ve Sources
The program’s second obj ecti ve i s to i mprove Wi ki pedi a’s coverage of peopl e and
topi cs rel ati ng to the hi stor y of sci ence, par ti cul arl y chemi str y. CHF provi des a
wi de range of val uabl e i nformati on sources, i ncl udi ng oral hi stori es, magazi ne
ar ti cl es, books, vi deos, and other resources from the CHF websi te.
Tasks i ncl ude wri ti ng text on exi sti ng pages, provi di ng source ci tati ons for exi sti ng
pages, and creati ng new pages about notabl e peopl e and topi cs. Ar ti cl es that are
created or si gni fi cantl y expanded can be nomi nated to appear on Wi ki pedi a’s mai n
page for a day as par t of thei r “Di d You Know?” feature.
Expansi on of content shoul d be done wi th i ntegri ty, fol l owi ng Wi ki pedi a best
practi ces such as accuracy, veri fi abi l i ty, neutral i ty, no confl i ct of i nterest, and
no pl agi ari sm. Expansi on of content has al so been performed wi th the i ntent to
enhance accessi bi l i ty to resources at CHF.
FOR MORE I NFORMATI ON
Jeffer y K. Gui n
Manager of Emergi ng Medi a
JGui n@chemheri tage. org
Twi tter: @heri tagevoi ces
Mar y Mark Ockerbl oom
Wi ki pedi an I n Resi dence
MOckerbl oom@chemheri tage. org
Twi tter: @mmockerbl oom
VI SI T OUR GLAM-WI KI PROJECT PAGE
FOR MORE TOOLS, RESOURCES AND
OPPORTUNI TI ES TO PARTI CI PATE
http: //chemheri tage. org/wi ki pedi a
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CHEMI CAL HERI TAGE FOUNDATI ON
CHF’s mi ssi on i s to foster di al ogue on
sci ence and technol ogy i n soci ety. Our
staff and fel l ows study the past i n or-
der to understand the present and i n-
form the future. We focus on the sci -
ences and technol ogi es of matter and
materi al s and thei r effect on our mod-
ern worl d, i n terri tor y rangi ng from
the physi cal sci ences and i ndustri es,
through the chemi cal sci ences and en-
gi neeri ng, to the l i fe sci ences and
technol ogi es. We col l ect, preser ve, and
exhi bi t hi stori cal ar ti facts. We engage
communi ti es of sci enti sts and engi -
neers. We tel l the stori es of the peopl e
behi nd breakthroughs and i nnovati ons.
ON THE WEB:
http: //chemheri tage. org
twi tter. com/chemheri tage
facebook. com/chemheri tage
2. 3 Ski l l Devel opment
CHF’s thi rd obj ecti ve has been to i nvol ve staff i n the GLAM-Wi ki I ni ti ati ve. The
Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence has worked wi th personnel to i nform them about the use
and useful ness of Wi ki pedi a; to engage them i n professi onal l y-rel evant acti vi ti es
when worki ng wi th Wi ki pedi a; and to encourage them to devel op thei r own ski l l s
and confi dence i n contri buti ng to Wi ki pedi a.
2. 4 Outreach
The program has been extraordi nari l y successful i n i ts obj ecti ve to promote
oppor tuni ti es for new rel ati onshi ps and connecti ons wi th others i n the gal l eri es,
l i brari es, archi ves and museums communi ti es. Thi s i ncl udes engagi ng wi th others
i n the GLAM Wi ki communi ty by l eadi ng and par ti ci pati ng i n events hel d at the
Chemi cal Heri tage Foundati on, at other si tes i n the Phi l adel phi a area, and remotel y
through onl i ne acti vi ti es and events. CHF i s ser vi ng as a thought l eader, and
promoti ng the devel opment of a strong communi ty.
GLAM-WI KI I NI TI ATI VE
GLAM-Wi ki (Gal l eri es, Li brari es,
Archi ves and Museums wi th Wi ki pe-
di a) hel ps cul tural i nsti tuti ons share
thei r resources wi th the worl d through
hi gh-i mpact col l aborati on al ongsi de
experi enced Wi ki pedi a edi tors. I t i s an
unparal l el ed oppor tuni ty for the custo-
di ans of our cul tural heri tage to pres-
ent thei r col l ecti ons to new audi ences.
I n 2010-2011, par ti ci pants upl oaded
over 194, 000 i mages, hel d 76 worl d-
wi de events and i mproved over 2, 000
ar ti cl es i n 50 l anguages.
WEBSI TE:
us. gl amwi ki . org
Below: Mary Ockerbloom, CHF Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence, provi ded trai ni ngs
for CHF staff on Wi ki pedi a basi cs and edi ti ng. Her “Wi ki pedi a 101” talk was
recorded and shared on Vi meo as well.
Watch at: http://vi meo.com/68054732
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CONTRIBUTION OF MEDIA
Over the past year, 329 i mages from CHF have been rel eased on Wi ki medi a
Commons. Areas of focus i ncl uded rare al chemi cal books (55), al chemi cal pai nti ngs
from the fi ne ar t col l ecti on (12), ar ti sts from the Sensi ng Change and El emental
Matters exhi bi ts (24), and sci enti sts (130). I mages of sel ected sci enti fi c ar ti facts
and i nstruments were al so rel eased. Por trai ts of peopl e are hi ghl y val ued for thei r
use on bi ographi cal ar ti cl es. Most fi ne ar t and Al chemi cal Quest i mages were hi gh
resol uti on, whi ch i s al so val ued.
Women sci enti sts were strongl y represented usi ng resources from events, oral
hi stori es, rare books, photographs and documents from hi stori cal archi ves (70).
CHF has now contri buted 1/3 of the i mages i n the categor y “Femal e sci enti sts”,
whi ch has grown duri ng the past year from 40 i mages to over 200.
CHF i mages are i ncreasi ngl y appeari ng on ar ti cl es i n forei gn-l anguage Wi ki pedi as.
I mages from CHF currentl y appear on 35 di fferent Wi ki pedi as.
Due to a recent i ni ti ati ve at Wi ki pedi a for l i nki ng to external vi deo, there was
strong i nterest i n CHF vi deos from the Catal yst “Women i n Chemi str y” seri es.
These are not rel eased on Wi ki medi a Commons, but al l of them have been l i nked to
from Wi ki pedi a pages.
.
Images
Shared to
WikiMedia
Commons
Above: A Wi ki pedi a user left thi s “Barnstar ” badge of recogni ti on
for CHF’ s i mage contri buti ons. Ri ght: Chart showi ng where
CHF i mages are used on i nternati onal versi ons of Wi ki pedi a.
Below: Fi ve most re-used CHF i mages throughout Wi ki pedi a.
Each i mage comes from a di fferent CHF department. These
i mages i nclude the followi ng:
1. Rober t Curl - events (8x)
2. Shannon por trai t of Rober t Boyl e - fi ne ar t (8x)
3. Stephani e Kwol ek - photograph and document archi ves (5x)
4. Scepti cal chymi st ti tl e page - rare books (5x)
5. Bakel i te buttons - ar ti facts and i nstruments (4x)
33%
Percentage of total
images in the Category
“Female Scientists”
contributed through
CHF’s GLAM-Wiki
Initiative.
329
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Ri ght: The Alchemi st i n hi s
laboratory i s one CHF’ s hi stori c art
masterpi eces. Below are the metadata
and template boxes the GLAM-Wi ki
program i s usi ng to i denti fy such
contri buti ons to Wi ki Medi a Commons.
Questions for
Content
Focus
Thi s l i st of questi ons was offered to
CHF staff before the fi rst Wi ki pedi a
Brown Bag Lecture. I nstructi ons were
to wri te down the fi rst speci fi c i deas
that occurred to them from thei r
experi ence wi th CHF’s col l ecti ons.
1. I f you coul d show someone one
thi ng at CHF, what woul d i t be?
2. What obj ect/i mage woul d you
consi der an i coni c i mage?
3. Li st an obj ect/i mage that i s
vi sual l y appeal i ng.
4. Li st an obj ect/i mage/person that
i s hi stori cal l y si gni fi cant.
5. What obj ect/i mage woul d you put
on a bi r thday card?
6. Li st an obj ect/i mage/person that
pl ayed a pi votal rol e.
7. What i s the si l l i est obj ect/i mage?
8. Li st an obj ect/i mage/person that
changed the worl d.
9. What obj ect/i mage woul d appeal
to ki ds?
10. What obj ect/i mage/person i s the
most confusi ng? Mysteri ous?
11. Li st a si gni fi cant femal e sci enti st/
chemi st.
12. What obj ect/i mage coul d appear
on tel evi si on or i n a movi e?
13. Li st a si gni fi cant mal e sci enti st/
chemi st.
14. What obj ect/i mage i s most
col orful ?
15. What i s the most amazi ng obj ect/
i mage/person?
16. About what person/obj ect/i mage
coul d you tel l the most compel l i ng
stor y?
Metadata
and Project
Templates
Descri pti ve
Metadata for
Ar twork
Cooperati on
& Copyri ght
Templ ates
https: //commons. wi ki medi a. org/wi ki /Fi l e: Thomas_Wi j ck_Al chemi st_i n_hi s_
Study_FA_2000. 001. 280. j pg
Page 6 • GLAM-Wi ki Program Repor t
Editing
Existing
Pages
Edi ti ng on Wi ki pedi a i s a col l aborati ve
acti vi ty, i n whi ch many peopl e work
to i mprove ar ti cl es by addi ng i mages,
i nformati on, and ci tati ons, and by
correcti ng both grammati cal and factual
errors. I mprovements to a page may
range from mi nor correcti ons of spel l i ng
or punctuati on, to maj or revi si on or
rewri ti ng of an enti re ar ti cl e. Ar ti cl es
recei vi ng maj or revi si ons i ncl uded Arnol d
O. Beckman and Basi l Val enti ne, whi ch are
featured on the next two pages.
Exampl es of other pages bei ng edi ted by
the Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence i ncl ude the
fol l owi ng:
• Jul i e Makani
• Fl orence Margaret Durham
• Rober t W. Gore
• George Rosenkranz
• Margaret E. M. Tol ber t
• Reatha Ki ng
• El eanor Anne Ormerod
• Jane Marcet
• Vera Bogdanovskai a
• Rober t Langer
• Paul a Hammond
• Jon Huntsman
• Al an MacDi armi d

Sources now ci ted i ncl ude on the Arnol d Or vi l l e
Beckman page i ncl ude:
• “Arnol d O. Beckman, ” a book publ i shed by CHF
• “Sci enti sts You Must Know, ” a vi deo about
Beckman, created by CHF
• Arnol d Beckman’s oral hi stor y at CHF
• “Beckman I nfrared Spectrophotometer, ” an
ar ti cl e on CHF’s websi te
• “Past Wi nners of the Othmer Gol d Medal ” on
CHF’s websi te
Above: Original Wikipedia entry on Arnold O. Beckman.
Below: Expanded entry featuring an image of Beckman from CHF Collections.
ARNOLD O. BECKMAN BIO
http: //en. wi ki pedi a. org/wi ki /Arnol d_Or vi l l e_Beckman
REFINING THE MOST VISITED WEB PRESENCE OF A CHEMISTRY LEGEND
Page 7 • GLAM-Wi ki Program Repor t
BASIL VALENTINE ENTRY
Basi l Val enti ne Ar ti cl e
Date Before After
Si ze
(bytes)
3, 657 25, 806
I mages 1 14
(13 from
CHF)
Sources 4 13 (5 from
CHF)
Above: Original Wikipedia entry on Basil Valentine before edits. Below: Wikipedia entry on
Basil Valentine after edits by Wikipedian in Residence. The “12 Keys” images from CHF’s
rare books collection are prominently visible within the page.
IMPROVED ARTICLE AND VISIBILITY FOR CHF’ S IMAGE COLLECTIONS
http: //en. wi ki pedi a. org/wi ki /Basi l _Val enti ne
STATISTICS FOR
BECKMAN AND
VALENTINE PAGES
“The arti cle looks sti ll
better every ti me I see
i t. You’ ve been fi ndi ng
some great i mages that
really show beauti fully
the abstract-soundi ng
techni cal arti facts
under di scussi on.”
Message left on Wi ki pedi a
regardi ng CHF GLAM-Wi ki
content
Arnol d Beckman Ar ti cl e
Date Before After
Si ze
(bytes)
10, 893 55, 034
I mages 1 16
(9 from
CHF)
Sources 9 49 (5 from
CHF)
12 Keys
Graphi c i nl i ne
wi th ar ti cl e
text
Expanded
Content
Page 8 • GLAM-Wi ki Program Repor t
NEW ARTI CLES
I n addi ti on to edi ti ng exi sti ng ar ti cl es,
the Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence has
wri tten new ar ti cl es focusi ng on women
i n sci ence, an area of Wi ki pedi a where
content refl ects a si gni fi cant gender
gap. Onl y 10% of Wi ki pedi a edi tors are
women, and ar ti cl es about both women
and sci ence are under-represented.
New ar ti cl es are often wri tten for a
par ti cul ar event or to cel ebrate an
anni versar y, such as Ada Lovel ace
Day, Women’s Hi stor y Month and Bl ack
Hi stor y Month.
New ar ti cl es have al so been created
about awards i n chemi str y. Li sts of
awardees are useful i n i denti fyi ng gaps
i n Wi ki pedi a’s coverage of sci enti sts.
• Ada Hi tchi ns
• Enri co Fermi Pri ze
• Bettye Washi ngton Greene
• Masao Hori ba
• Catheri ne Cl arke Fensel au
• Mar y Lura Sherri l l
• Kathr yn Hach-Darrow
• Josephi ne Si l one Yates
• Jenni e Patri ck
• Eve Mosher
• Andrea Pol l i
• Bi otechnol ogy Heri tage Award
• Si byl M. Rock
• Nancy T. Chang
PROJECT TRACKI NG TOOL: BASECAMP
CHF uses a web-based Basecamp proj ect
for managi ng i ts GLAM-Wi ki acti vi ti es.
Thi s i ncl udes the fol l owi ng:
• Concept devel opment: Col l aborati ve
“Text” documents and di scussi on
forums for ar ti cl es and presentati ons
• Resource shari ng: “To-do” l i sts for
shari ng l i nks on best practi ces.
• Anal yti cs tracki ng: “Fi l es” secti on
hol ds Googl e Anal yti cs documents and
screenshots of Wi ki pedi a stats.
New Article: Sibyl M. Rock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibyl_M._Rock
5,511
Above: New article on Sibyl M. Rock as it appears on Wikipedia. Below:
The new page was featured on the Wikipedia home page “Did You
Know” section, resulting in signifcant trafc.
Resulting
Views
Page 9 • GLAM-Wi ki Program Repor t
“DI D YOU KNOW . . . ?”
Creati ng new ar ti cl es or substanti al l y
expandi ng exi sti ng ones enabl es us
to take advantage of a feature on
Wi ki pedi a known as a “Di d You Know. ”
After passi ng a revi ew process, DYK
facts from new ar ti cl es are gi ven
promi nent status, for one day, on
the mai n Wi ki pedi a page, causi ng
si gni fi cant i ncreases i n traffi c to the
topi cs i nvol ved. DYKs are a useful way
to i ncrease vi si bi l i ty of mi ssi on-rel ated
content. They’ re al so a measure of the
audi ence that can be reached through
Wi ki pedi a.
CHF has created a number of DYKs,
often i n connecti on wi th speci fi c
events. These i ncl ude the fol l owi ng [by
date of DYK, ar ti cl e, event and DYK
page vi ews]:
Jul y 7, 2013
Nancy T. Chang – CHF edi t-a-thon;
2, 560
October 23 2013
Si byl M. Rock – Ada Lovel ace Day; 4682
December 26, 2013
Basi l Val enti ne – expansi on; 2757
Februar y 8, 2014
Andrea Pol l i – Ar tAndFemi ni sm; 1174
Februar y 27 2014
Josephi ne Si l one Yates – Bl ack Hi stor y;
6321
March 18, 2014
Mar y Lura Sherri l l – Smi thsoni an
Women i n Sci ence Edi t-a-thon; 500
March 5, 2014
Jenni e Patri ck – Bl ack Hi stor y; 2136
March 25, 2014
Catheri ne Cl arke Fensel au – Br yn Mawr
Seven Si sters Edi t-a-thon; 1203
March 21, 2014
Kathr yn Hach-Darrow – Women’s
Hi stor y Month; 7, 510
7,784
Resulting
Views
Above: New article created on Kathryn (Kitty) Hach-Darrow. Below: The
new article as it was featured in the Did You Know section of Wikipedia’s
home page.
DYK Impact: Kathryn Hach-Darrow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Hach-Darrow
Page 10 • GLAM-Wi ki Program Repor t
SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Earl y staff devel opment work focused on provi di ng basi c i nformati on about
Wi ki pedi a and Wi ki medi a Commons through tal ks and workshops. Events
speci fi cal l y for CHF staff i ncl uded a “What i s Wi ki pedi a?” brown bag l unch
l ecture (17 par ti ci pants), a “Wi ki pedi a 101” workshop on basi c edi ti ng
(12 par ti ci pants), and a Wi ki pedi a edi t-a-thon where peopl e coul d tr y out
new ski l l s wi th coachi ng from Wi ki pedi ans (17 par ti ci pants). Most of the
attendees created accounts and many tri ed edi ti ng. The edi t-a-thon was ver y
producti ve: 5 new ar ti cl es were created, at l east 17 were edi ted, and two new
ar ti cl es were nomi nated for “Di d You Know” entri es (DYKs).
The basi c trai ni ng events contri buted to a posi ti ve reacti on from CHF staff
members for the GLAM-Wi ki I ni ti ati ve and the Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence. On
an ongoi ng basi s, the Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence has worked wi th staff i n al l
depar tments to i denti fy resources that can be used to enhance mi ssi on-rel ated
content on Wi ki pedi a. Through ongoi ng di scussi ons, staff have i denti fi ed
possi bl e i mages for Wi ki pedi a and di scussed i ssues of copyri ght and l i censi ng
rel ated to thei r use. As staff become more fami l i ar wi th Wi ki pedi a, they have
suggested a wi de range of mi ssi on-rel evant topi cs and resources for edi ti ng of
Wi ki pedi a pages, maki ng CHF’s content and resources i ncreasi ngl y accessi bl e.
As staff devel op a sense of fami l i ari ty and competence i n deal i ng wi th
Wi ki pedi a, they begi n to see themsel ves as capabl e of havi ng an i mpact onl i ne.
Another ski l l devel opment strategy i s an hour-l ong di gi tal trai ni ng/coachi ng
sessi on hel d at 4 p. m. the second Tuesday of each month i n the CHF conference
center. The event then transi ti ons i nto a 3-hour cybercafe overl ooki ng CHF’s
museum duri ng whi ch par ti ci pants share thei r experi ences, research, and
col l aborate on di gi tal proj ects. Wi ki pedi ans and di gi tal humani ti es enthusi asts
i n the Phi l adel phi a area are al so i nvi ted to these meeti ngs.
EVENT PARTICIPATION
• Phi l l y Di gi tal Heri tage Un-
Conference Edi t-a-thon at
Uni versi ty of Pennsyl vani a, June 4,
2013
• Li ghtni ng Tal k on bei ng a
Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence &
i nvi tati on to CHF Edi t-a-Thon,
June 20, 2013
• THATCamp Phi l l y Edi t-a-thon and
other acti vi ti es, September 27-28,
2013
• Wi ki pedi a 101 Workshop at CHF
-17 attendees; at l east 9 new
accounts were created
• Wi ki pedi a Edi t-a-thon at CHF - 8
attendees l ocal l y, one of whom was
from New York; at l east 3 remotel y
• Ada Lovel ace Day, October 15,
2013: I mage rel ease i nvol vi ng al l
CHF depar tments
• Par ti ci pated (remotel y) i n Brown
Women i n Sci ence Edi t-a-thon.
• Organi zed GLAM Cafe, second
Tuesday of each Month, 5-8 pm,
star ti ng November 12, 2013
• Co-presented wi th Tracy Jentzsch
at the Smal l Museums Associ ati on
Conference i n Ocean Ci ty, Mar yl and,
Februar y 17, 2014
• Ar t and Femi ni sm event at
Uni versi ty of the Ar ts i n
Phi l adel phi a, Februar y 1, 2014
• Consul tati on at Drexel Uni versi ty
(women physi ci ans col l ecti on)
• Seven Si sters edi t-a-thon at Br yn
Mawr Col l ege, March 25, 2014
• Col ored Conventi ons Edi t-a-thon,
Uni versi ty of Del aware, Apri l 26,
2014
• “A Year i n Resi dence at the
Chemi cal Heri tage Foundati on”,
Presentati on at New York Wi ki
conference USA i n May, 2014
In addition to its staf members, CHF’s frst Wikipedia Edit-a-thon included participants
from Wikipedia and from the local GLAM community. One attendee drove in from Wash-
ington, D.C. At least fve more people were involved remotely, editing online. All of the
Catalyst Series Women in Chemistry videos were linked to Wikipedia pages
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OUTREACH
Wi th the GLAM-Wi ki i ni ti ati ve, the Chemi cal Heri tage Foundati on i s ser vi ng as a
thought l eader, and promoti ng the devel opment of a strong GLAM Wi ki communi ty.
CHF i s al so provi di ng access to i ts resources i n a new way, and i ncreasi ng i ts
accessi bi l i ty worl d-wi de.
There has been substanti al i nterest from the l ocal GLAM Wi ki communi ty due to
outreach through CHF’s Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence. Begi nni ng i n November 2013,
CHF has hosted an open meeti ng at the Chemi cal Heri tage Foundati on on the
second Tuesday of each month. The GLAM Café i s open to al l those i n the GLAM and
Wi ki pedi a communi ti es. There have been approxi matel y 150 GLAM Café attendees
from l ocal uni versi ti es, l i brari es, museums, and Wi ki pedi a. Organi zati ons
represented i ncl ude Phi l l y DH (di gi tal humani ti es), the Uni versi ty of Pennsyl vani a,
the Uni versi ty of Del aware, Drexel Uni versi ty, and Br yn Mawr Col l ege, among
others.

PRI MARY ACTI VI TI ES
Presenti ng and l eadi ng workshops and edi t-a-thons i n the Phi l adel phi a area:

The Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence has reached 145 attendees through ten events,
i ncl udi ng the Phi l l y DH Unconference, ThatCamp Phi l l y, the Smal l Museums
Associ ati on conference, an Ar t and Femi ni sm edi t-a-thon at the Uni versi ty of the
Ar ts, and a Seven Si sters edi t-a-thon at Br yn Mawr Col l ege.
Outreach to groups at other i nsti tuti ons to devel op ski l l s for contri buti ng to
Wi ki pedi a.
As a resul t of CHF’s GLAM-Wi ki outreach, the Uni versi ty of the Ar ts, Br yn Mawr
Col l ege and the Uni versi ty of Del aware have organi zed edi t-a-thons, and Br yn
Mawr has begun to contri bute i mage resources to Wi ki pedi a Commons. The
Wi ki pedi an i n Resi dence al so contri buted remotel y to edi t-a-thons for Ada
Lovel ace Day and for Women i n Sci ence at the Smi thsoni an and the Uni versi ty of
Okl ahoma.
With the GLAM-Wiki
initiative, the Chemical
Heritage Foundation
is serving as a thought
leader, and promoting the
development of a strong
GLAM Wiki community.
CHF is also providing
access to its resources in a
new way, and increasing its
accessibility world-wide.
Above: The GLAM Cafe is a cyber cofee house held monthly at CHF’s Overlook lounge. The
event draws together digital humanities enthusiasts throughout the greater Philadelphia
area. Participants hold monthly Wikipedia edit-a-thons, share presentations on projects, and
collaborate on building interactive experiences.
The June 26, 2014 “A GLAM Day Out” i s
one of CHF’s GLAM-Wi ki outreach events,
whi ch bri ng together Wi ki pedi ans
representi ng di verse i nsti tuti ons. Thi s
event features presenters from the
Nati onal Archi ves, the Metropol i tan New
York Li brar y and the John J. Wi l cox, Jr. ,
LGBT archi ves. These gatheri ngs advance
thought l eadershi p and col l aborati on
among cul tural i nsti tuti ons.
Event url : http: //en. wi ki pedi a. org/
wi ki /Wi ki pedi a: Meetup/Phi l adel phi a/A_
GLAM_Day_Out
SMALL CHANGES; BI G I MPACT
Even a si ngl e edi t can have an i mpact, by maki ng
readers aware of a resource that they mi ght
otherwi se mi ss. Over the l ast year, two l i nks
to CHF were pl aced on the Percy Lavon Jul i an
Wi ki pedi a page. One was a ci tati on referenci ng
an ar ti cl e: “Restori ng And Regul ati ng The Body’s
Bi ochemi str y: Percy Lavon Jul i an, Russel l Earl
Marker, Carl Dj erassi ”. The other was a l i nk to a teacher’s gui de
on “The Li fe and Sci ence of Percy Jul i an”. Compari ng traffi c from
2013 and 2014 on Apri l 11, 2014, Percy Jul i an’s bi r thday, we see a
substanti al i mpact i n traffi c to CHF’s websi te:
CHF GLAM-Wiki Initiative
Milestones & Infuence
5/13
Wi ki pedi an
i n Resi dence
Hi red
Wikipedia Referral Trafc to ChemHeritage.org Year-Over-Year
6/13
Fi rst CHF
Edi t-a-thon
10/13
Si byl Rock
DYK on
Wi ki pedi a
Home Page
3/14
Kathr yn
Hach-Darrow
DYK
7/13
Fi rst Publ i c
Edi t-a-thon
12/13
“12 Keys”
Rare Books
I mage
Upl oad
7/13
Nancy T. Chang
“Did You Know”
Feature on
Wikipedia Home
Page
2/14
Andrea Pol l i
DYK
10/13
Ada Lovel ace
Day
2/14
Eve Mosher
Ar tNews
Feature
Fi rst
GLAMCafe
hel d
9/13
Phi l l y
THATCamp
Edi t-a-thon
& Workshop