Wikimedia@MW2010 is a workshop for exploring and developing policies that will enable museums to better contribute to and use Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, and for the Wikimedia community to benefit from the expertise in museums. It will bring together leaders in both communities to examine the opportunities for greater synergy between the museum sector and the Wikimedia community and the current barriers to collaboration. Specifically it will address rules, guidelines and examples that can be clarified to order to promote active engagement between the two communities.
Attendance at Wikimedia@MW2010 will be by invitation. The Wikimedia Foundation has identified members of its Board, staff, and senior Wikipedia editors who will attend. Members of the museum community are invited to nominate themselves to attend before December 31, 2009 by providing the reasons they feel they will be able to contribute to the workshop, and to nominate up to three other members of the museum community who they think would be valuable to have in attendance (providing reasons for each). The Organizing Committee will review nominations (including self-nominations) and issue invitations in January 2010. Invited attendees will be asked to register for the workshop before the end of February.
The topics to be addressed at the workshop will be determined from an open online discussion at http://conference.archimuse.com/forums/wikimediamw2010
Keywords: workshop, wikimedia, wikipedia, museums, poliicy, collaboration