GLAM-WIKI 2015/Proposals/Wikipedia in the Museum - an app to enhance museum visits by using Wikimedia content

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This is an accepted submission for GLAM-WIKI 2015.

Submission no. GW15.1034
Title of the submission

Wikipedia in the Museum - an app to enhance museum visits by using Wikimedia content

Type of submission

lecture / presentation

Author of the submission

Hay Kranen (User:Husky)

Country of origin

The Netherlands

Affiliation

Wikimedia Nederland

E-mail address

hayAt sign.svgwikimedia.nl

Username

Husky

Personal homepage or blog

http://www.haykranen.nl

Twitter username
@hayify
Facebook url
Abstract

Most GLAMWIKI-related activities have been focused on getting content on Wikimedia projects: wouldn’t it be nice to give something back?

Museums struggle with adding rich, multilingual context about their works using new media. Most background information is still provided by text signs. Why can’t we use Wikimedia content to enrich and inform the visitor?

In this session Hay Kranen will demonstrate a new mobile-friendly, open source web application, commissioned by Wikimedia Nederland, that offers a curated selection of Wikimedia for museum visitors. Dutch museums have been using this app ‘on the floor’, and their viewpoint will be presented as well.

Detailed proposal

Most GLAMWIKI-related activities have been focused on getting content on Wikimedia projects: wouldn’t it be nice to give something back?

Museums struggle with adding rich, multilingual context about their works using new media. Most background information is still provided by text signs. Why can’t we use Wikimedia content to enrich and inform the visitor?

In this session Hay Kranen will demonstrate a new mobile-friendly, open source web application, commissioned by Wikimedia Nederland, that offers a curated selection of Wikimedia for museum visitors. Dutch museums have been using this app ‘on the floor’, and their viewpoint will be presented as well.

Talking points of this session:

  • The process of selecting the right museums to participate in this project.
  • Why we don’t use augmented reality or location tracking.
  • Why we choose a webapp over a native application.
  • How we choose and curated the content for the application.
  • How we cooperated with museums.
  • How we approached the development process.
  • Why some museums participated and some didn’t.
  • Conclusions of user trails.
Track

Discovery or Collaboration

Length of presentation/talk

25 Minutes

Target audience

Beginner to intermediate

Expected outcomes

For museums: how to enrich the experience for your visitors by using Wikimedia content. For Wikimedia chapters / volunteers: how to take this application to your local GLAM.

Will you attend GLAM-WIKI 2015 if your submission is not accepted?

Yes

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