Case Study on GLAM-WIKI


Over the last six months, we have added links to our Digital Collections in hundreds of relevant Wikipedia articles.  This has been carried out in collaboration with a Wikipedia editor, John Byrne, who has provided feedback on how our digital content can most constructively be embedded in Wikipedia.  Recently, John and Watson Library’s William Blueher wrote a case study on this collaboration for GLAM-WIKI (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), an arm of Wikimedia Outreach that aims to support “institutions who want to work with Wikimedia to produce open-access, freely-reusable content for the public.”  This case study details both what is involved in this collaboration, as well as the impact it has had on attracting users to the Digital Collections (there has been an over 500% increase in visitors since this collaboration began, for instance).  For more details about what we are doing with Wikipedia and how it has impacted traffic to the Digital Collections, I encourage you to check out the case study itself.  You can do so here.