Best Practices: Europeana Fashion Publishes an Edit-A-Thon Handbook For GLAMs
From Wikimedia Blog:
In an effort to improve fashion knowledge on the web, Europeana Fashion has organized a series of edit-a-thons with Wikimedia volunteers and fashion institutions around Europe. The experience and knowledge gained from these events are now compiled in one handbook, The Europeana Fashion Edit-a-thon Handbook for GLAMs.
After setting up seven edit-a-thons in five countries in one year’s time, the project bundled its experiences in a handbook for organizing fashion edit-a-thons. It is directed towards galleries, libraries, archives and museums, or in short: GLAMs. The handbook is available online and open to improvement from the community.
The Fashion Edit-a-thon Handbook for GLAMs is a best-practice work, written by members of the Europeana Fashion team and composed of knowledge gained after organizing seven fashion edit-a-thons in Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Israel.
The handbook primarily compiles what we have learned from running these events. It has been reviewed and amended by the Europeana network and Wikimedia community. It provides an overview of Wikimedia, Wikipedia, Wikimedians, the basics of hosting an edit-a-thon, ways to ensure a successful edit-a-thon, how to measure success, tips for getting content on Wikimedia, event promotion, as well as a suggested day programme, a 3 month preparation agenda and an abundance of relevant links.
[Our emphasis] The final result is a reference guide that any GLAM institution hoping to hold an edit-a-thon can utilize.
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