Editing an online encyclopedia may not sounds glamorous, but for Liam Wyatt, Wikimedia’s GLAM fellow (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum), it certainly is, and it’s about far more than glamour. The world’s online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is about making human knowledge freely available to everyone in their own language, and Liam believes cultural institutions should play an active role in sharing their vast knowledge through Wikipedia. CC Qatar and ictQATAR brought Liam to Doha this week to meet with numerous institutions in Qatar to explore how they could work to help grow a vibrant Wikipedia community in Qatar and the Arab world, openly share content and contribute to knowledge available in the public domain.
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Connections. As with any conference or summit, connections are the key to a successful event, and without question the 2011 Creative Commons Global Summit held in Warsaw, Poland helped the CC global community make many connections that will go a long way to powering an open future. The CC Global Summit, which took place September 16,-18, 2011, brought together volunteers, activists, practitioners and industry leaders from nearly 70 countries to discuss ways to advance Creative Commons’ mission, build a vibrant global CC community and share best practices across sectors.