Submissions/Let's Get Video on Wikipedia

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission

Let's Get Video on Wikipedia (merged into Joint Video Workshop)

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Richard Knipel and Ben Moskowitz

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Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia NYC, Open Video Alliance

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Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

Open video on Wikipedia is great for Wikipedia and great for the web. In this presentation, we will introduce and the Lights Camera Wiki subject area projects as a means of encouraging broader public creation of video content for Wikipedia.  These projects seek to enrich the Wikimedia Commons by working with institutional archives to free existing material, by energizing the open video and Wikimedia communities, and by structured engagement with students through the "wikimob" instructional model. We will present these approaches and the challenges they present, along with our vision for the video-rich free encyclopedia of the future.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)

People and Community

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