Recent posts by Alex Stinson

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We applaud the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new open-access policy—and here’s what remains to be done.

This week, the Cleveland Museum of Art implemented a clear and permissive open access policy, removing all copyright restrictions on photographs of 30,000 items and releasing all metadata related to the 61,000 works in their collection. In short, this means that anyone, in any context, can access, reuse, and remix the collections. With this decision,….

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WikibaseNYC conference explores the frontier of linked open data infrastructure

When you think about the work of art historians or genetics researchers, installing database software is not the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, from 19 to 21 September, Wikimedians, art curators, and scientists gathered at the New Museum in New York City’s Lower East Side for a three-day workshop to talk about an….

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Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian

An interview with wiki-librarian and Wikimedia LGBTQ+ organizer Rachel Wexelbaum, discussing the role of librarians for bringing greater diversity to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

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Myleen Hollero/Wikimedia Foundation

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William Merritt Chase - Portrait of Dora Wheeler - 1921.1239 - Cleveland Museum of Art

William Merritt Chase via the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Wikibase Summit New York September 2018 - UX workshop

Sandra Fauconnier/Wikimedia Foundation

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