Well… what can I say? I’ve done so much and met so many people it’s hard to remember everything.
The day began with a public workshop, which had around 60 attendees, from various GLAMs, the government and a representative from Yale, who have recently released the contents of their digital archive into the public domain.
We all split up into several groups where questions were asked by the attendees and the Wikimedians helped them out.
From then until lunch, the group discussed what we wanted to achieve that day. The main areas of interest were GLAM ambassadors, tools and documentation.
Richard Knipel (Pharos) suggested that the Wikipedia Ambassador program and GLAM Ambassador program be completely merged. This was met with mixed opinions from the groupwith discussions straying into whether the term “GLAM Ambassaor” was an appropriate title. “E-volunteer” and “Local contact” were both suggested as alternatives.
For the final session, people concentrated on one thing: Documentation. However, as it spans such a broad spectrum, groups were formed which concentrated on several things including guides, FAQs and updating the glamwiki.org front page. I have to say, it looks pretty cool, now.
The evening was spent on a tour of the Met, looking at the photography department before geting insiders’ tours from two experts.
Bring on Saturday.