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Preliminary proposal of a metric for assessing and improving the impact of open-access heritage collections on Wikipedia

Iriarte Carretero, I; Evans, J; Orr, S; (2021) Preliminary proposal of a metric for assessing and improving the impact of open-access heritage collections on Wikipedia. In: Archiving 2021: Expanding Connections Across Digital Cultural Heritage. Green open access

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Abstract

Institutions are increasingly moving toward providing access to collections digitally through open-access initiatives. Measuring this impact and providing metrics to benchmark progress remains an open challenge. This project aims to tackle part of this challenge, focusing on digitized image collections made available via Wikimedia. This work in progress is attempting to create a generalizable and consistent metric which can be used to maximize the potential impact of featuring an image from a collection within a certain Wikipedia entry. The metric considers several quantitative elements that represent specific aspects of impact and is demonstrated for a collection of landscape painting. We focus on impact through a public engagement lens, optimizing our metric to drive an increase in the number of people interacting with items in a collection. Future work will explore more advanced NLP methods and different collection types.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Preliminary proposal of a metric for assessing and improving the impact of open-access heritage collections on Wikipedia
Event: Archiving 2021
Location: Virtual
Dates: 21st-24th June 2021
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://engage.imaging.org/arch2021/home
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10130074
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