Wikipedia and Indiana’s Cultural Heritage

Wikipedia and its sister projects (Wikidata, Commons, etc.) have become key tools for people that want to learn more about a place, its communities, and its history. At the same time, galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) and other cultural heritage organizations have been exploring Wikimedia as an addition to their outreach and public engagement strategies.

In 2022 the library received a grant from the Central Indiana Community Foundation to contribute content from Indiana Memory to Wikimedia Commons and to enhance related Wikipedia entries. In doing this work, the library hopes to foster a community of practice to support central Indiana GLAM professionals with an interest in Wikimedia.

Want to learn more or to get your organization involved in the Wikimedia movement? Contact: indywiki@iupui.edu