Wiki GLAM 2015 Conference – report by Michael Muti Phoya

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May 27, 2015
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From Friday 10th May to Sunday 12 April 2015 I had the pleasure of attending GLAM-WIKI 2015, a conference about projects by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) in collaboration with Wikimedia and other organisations that have an open knowledge component. The goals of the conference were to share lessons learned and best practices on […]

Research paper: Establishing the need, demand, use and ability to access Wikipedia using mobile phones in South Africa

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Apr 2, 2014
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This  page links to a pre-print paper, researched and written in 2013 for a Masters assignment at the University of Cape Town. It explores the information and knowledge-seeking habits of the mobile internet-using public in Cape Town, South Africa. It analyses two surveys carried out in face-to-face interviews and a usability study with random members of […]

What is the Open Movement?

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Jan 29, 2014
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New media technology, the increasing prevalence of linked cellular phones, and increased access to global information sources, along with social networking and media-sharing websites, has altered the way that individuals learn, interpret, create and ‘publish’ work. The Open Movement has evolved as individuals and institutions around the world have embraced the benefits of releasing digitised […]