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The 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC18) will be held on November 8-9th at St. Catherine University campus, St. Paul, Minnesota. The UMDCC provides opportunities for digital collections creators and curators in the region and beyond to network, share best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn from leaders in digital cultural heritage.  
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Friday, November 9 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Using Wikimedia Commons to Promote and Enhance Digital Collections - Part 2

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Wikimedia Commons provides public domain and Creative Commons licensed images and photos to use for Wikipedia articles, presentations, and other projects. More libraries, archives, and museums are making use of Wikimedia Commons to bring traffic to their digital collections, and content creators are using Wikimedia Commons to archive photos of landmarks, people, and art, as well as to record historical events.

In this 2-part session, Wikipedian Librarian Rachel Wexelbaum and Charles Walbridge, Lead Collections Photographer at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will introduce Wikimedia Commons, explain how they use it for their work and incorporate it into workflows, will demonstrate how to upload images to Commons and license them properly, then will be on hand to help you upload an image or two.  

By the end of this two-part presentation, the audience will be able to
  • Define Wikimedia Commons and describe its contents;
  • Explain the multiple purposes of Wikimedia Commons for students, researchers, content creators, and cultural heritage institutions;
  • Upload their own images and/or photos to Wikimedia Commons;
  • Apply Creative Commons or public domain licensing to any work uploaded to Wikimedia Commons;
  • Determine how to include Wikimedia Commons work in their workflow.

Friday November 9, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
110 (Library Instruction lab) Coeur de Catherine