Victoria Stasiuk and Navino Evans co-produce Wiki Wednesdays, an online webinar series to increase digital literacy for GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).

This series, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Wikimedia Foundation, built on our earlier work to continue peer learning, discussions and hands-on interactions with our tools and visualizations.

Topics Explored

SEPTEMBER 6Kickoff Launch Session
OCTOBER 4Wiki-Wednesdays GLAM: SEO & Wikidata with Inga Petri, Strategic Moves
NOVEMBER 1South Asian Artists in Canada: Exploring Cultural Works & Digital Empowerment with Indu Adiyat and Dr. Beenish Tahir
DECEMBER 6Jason Evans – How would a Wikimedian in Residence help your cultural organization?
JANUARY 10Online Collections – Increasing Education & Outreach through Wikidata & the WikiCommons: Partnered Session with BC Museums Association Members
FEBRUARY 7Raising the Profile & Discoverability of Metis artists with
Tracey-Mae Chambers & George Simard
Wiki Wednesday Series 2 – Digital Literacy for GLAM funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Wikimedia Foundation. available on YouTube here.

Project Results & Knowledge Graphs

These webinars were held from September 2023 to February 2024. We held monthly free online webinars on the first Wednesday of each month. We created data visualizations known as knowledge graphs as a way of reaching out to GLAM to explain how wikidata editing is done and how these concepts can be used as a tool to increase online discoverability:

  • Uninvited, Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment
  • Sobey Art Award winners
  • Embracing Wikidata for SEO Discoverability Tool Kit for Visual Artists and Art Galleries
  • Emily Carr, examples of online collections and Wiki Commons uploads
  • Métis artists who were born in Canada.

Next Steps

We are reviewing the results and outcome of Series 2 to plan what form our future peer online sessions should take.

To join our mailing list to stay informed about upcoming Peer Learning sessions, please email [email protected].