Today, we are releasing a new feature in the labs area of the collection online that reports on our recent project to cross-post no known copyright images to Wikimedia Commons. When we started the project to cross-post all those images, we had no idea what would happen. We figured a good analysis would be a perfect addition to the Brooklyn Museum collection labs.
This labs project highlights our progress by detailing how many images we’ve cross-posted to date and uses the MediaWiki API to show what the wiki community has been doing with the images once they landed there. If you are curious, like we were, to find out how the wiki community has been interacting with our images, this is the project for you! Check out… Where in the Wikiverse is the Brooklyn Museum?
Shelley is the Vice Director for Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through projects including free public wireless access, web-enabled comment books, projects for mobile devices and putting the Brooklyn Museum collection online. She is the initiator and community manager of the Museum's initiatives on the social web. She organized Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, and GO: a community-curated open studio project. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and she's been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::