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How should I connect with the GLAM-Wiki community?
If you are a cultural professional or a Wikimedian interested in discussing cultural partnerships, please join the open GLAM@ mailing list
If you are interested in North American cultural partnerships, please consider also joining the open GLAM-US@ mailing list
There is also a (rarely used c.2020) restricted-access mailing-list for discussing cultural partnerships. You can request access to the cultural-partnerships-l@ mailing list (and archives) by following the instructions below.
If you are on Facebook, the following groups are high signal to noise, and have become more important channels for communication:
- GLAM-Wiki Global: a group focused on Global GLAM collaboration and questions
- Wikipedia + Libraries: a group focused on the particular examples and applications of Wikimedia projects in libraries
- Wikidata + GLAM: a group focused on Wikidata applications in GLAM-Wiki
You may also join our IRC channel at #wikimedia-glam connect on freenode, where there are often interested users willing to talk about GLAM projects. For more information see the IRC guide.
Other mailing lists
The canonical list is at m:Mailing lists/Overview containing a full listing of Wikimedia movement mailing-lists with descriptions and notes.
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If you are a Wikimedian interested in discussing cultural partnerships, please join the cultural-partnerships-l mailing list by following the instructions below. Wikimedians are encouraged to join the active conversations there. It is a closed (restricted-access) list only so that we may discuss not-yet-public, forthcoming projects and honestly analyse past projects. Please note that this list is for Wikipedians, not for GLAM staff members. Exceptions can be made in the following cases -
- you are an active Wikipedian who also happen to work at a GLAM
- you are a staff member of a free cultural non-profit organization (but not directly on staff at a GLAM institution).
How to request access to the closed list
- Note: You do not need to request access here if you just want to join the open lists!
The closed list is meant for discussions that may refer to future objectives or some other subject that one does not want to appear (yet) in public archives. If what you want to say in an email is not sensitive in this way, please post it in the appropriate public list (which also has a much broader reach). The closed list is meant for Wikimedians only. Representatives of GLAM organisations may also request subscription, but only if they are also Wikimedians in their own right.
New subscription requests to this list should be proposed here listing: Name, username, home wiki and/or Chapter and a brief description of your Wikimedia work that relates to GLAM outreach.
Please be sure to add the email-address if you would like to be subscribed. If you are not interested in your e-address appearing on this page, please send it to osamadrehotmail.com.
Subscription requests will be notified to the mailing list and give a few days for comment. No support/oppose voting is required and unless comments or questions are raised (which can be answered by the requester here) then a request will be approved. Archived requests can be found at GLAM/Connect/Archive <
French Wikipedia, user:Boney, Napoleon.Bwikimedia.org.fr. I have been working on 'liberating' Europe's museums for several years now.
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@Jane023: User:Jamie Tubers Founder-member and Outreach coordinator for Wikimedia UG Nigeria; interested in sharing my experience and in learning from the global community, other effective methods being used to setup GLAM programs and partnerships: samoye_hotmail.com --Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:53, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
Kelly, User:MassiveEartha, UK organiser for AfroCROWD, IRL I work with community and local archives mostly in London. MassiveEartha (talk) 23:28, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Wikilover90], I am working as WiR at Municipal Library, Patiala and am currently working with the staff for digitization of old literature. I would love to share and learn more from the global GLAM community.ons3112gmail.com Wikilover90 (talk) 14:25, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
Past requests for the closed list
GLAM/Connect/Archive of more.
@Jane023: User:Marta Arosio (WMIT) GLAM coordinator for Wikimedia Italia: marta.arosiowikimedia.it --Marta Arosio (WMIT) (talk) 15:15, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
French Wikipedia, user:Ouvrard, jessica.ouvrardcanada.ca. Canadian Wikipedian, librarian, project manager and Wikimedian in residence at Library and Archives Canada.
Sandra Fauconnier (2nd subscription for WMF account)
Sandra Fauconnier - SandraF (WMF) - Wikimedia Foundation - firstname.lastname@example.org
@Jane023: I'm also known as Spinster. As a volunteer I've worked on GLAM-wiki projects for quite some time. I now also work for the Wikimedia Fouail addrndation as Community Liaison for Structured Data on Commons and would like to be subscribed to the list under my professional email address too.
Michelle van Lanschot
A Dutch Wikipedian since 2014, user:Mtmlan84, I am appointed as Wikipedian in Residence for Erfgoed Gelderland, a Dutch provincial heritage organisation that supports its members in sharing their collections as open data. My assignment is to help seven small heritage institutions to share their collections on the Wiki-projects and find a way in which this can be done structurally. My e-mail is m.vanlanschoterfgoedgelderland.nl.
Member of the WMCH chapter, long time open source contributor (mainly open hardware projects) and since 2010 active in the volunteer based Public Domain Project which collects, digitizes and make available music records in high quality which are in the public domain. Our project is similarly organized as Wikipedia and shares the same vision. All our digitized music files are available on commons. We are working on colaborations with GLAMs and are also sharing our knowledge with other efforts. Our project is also a funding member of the Wikimedia Digitization User Group. My address: nuess0rpdproject.org --ChristophZ (talk) 14:45, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
Member of WCUG-CI, Since 2008 I have been investing myself in Wikipedia in particular and in various Open source projects in general, with an emphasis on initiatives having high social impact in Africa. In Côte d'Ivoire, I am in charge of GLAM partnerships. Email: samuelguebo[at]gmail.com / Twitter: @samuelguebo African Hope (talk) 01:37, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Indonesian Wikipedia, Wikidata, user:Beeyan, biyanto.rebinwikimedia.or.id. Hello, our organisation has been initiated some related-GLAM activities. Please include me in closed list. Thanks --Beeyan (talk) 06:47, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton
Brazilian Wikimedia volunteer (My User at Commons is different, User:Rodrigo.Argenton, old accounts, not global at the time)...
Hey guy, Brazilians are starting some GLAM activities (sample 1 2, yeap, two different WUG...), I'm in a conversation to another museum. And I'm old at Commons so I interacted with GLAM projects there, and when I was at Wikimedia Brazil (2008-2013†), I read a lot about GLAM, so I'm helping in the best I can, however some infos are not that clear, and would be good to have more knowledge in Brazilian community. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 21:58, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
I am from Estonia and I have been working in several Estonian museums on jobs related to exhibitions and photographic collections. For recent years I've dedicated myself to building a crowdsourcing geotagging platfrom Ajapaik.ee (it is run by the Estonian Photographic Heritage Society of which I am one of the founding members). I haven't been an active contributor to Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons yet but we are looking into connecting Ajapaik to Wiki ecosystem (first steps were made at Hack4.fi, see on Github). I am member of thw WMEE and I intend to start contributing to the GLAMwiki initiatives in Estonia. I also took part in Wikimania 2016. Puik (talk) 12:55, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Ukrainian Wikipedia, user:Ата, vira.motorkogmail.com. I am not working with GLAM partners directly yet but as a project manager I observe others working on GLAM in Wikimedia Ukraine. I would be glad to read the list and maybe hear some tricks of having conversations with GLAMs, thanks --Ата (talk) 15:13, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi. I am a researcher in Wikimedia Foundation and I'm interested in learning how my research can contribute to GLAM. For this, I would like to learn about the challenges and opportunities of the project first hand, by having access to the conversations on this mailing list. user:LZia_(WMF), leilawikimedia.org. LZia (WMF) (talk) 01:18, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
I am Venus from Wikimedia Hong Kong. Currently I am working on the Wikipedia Education Program and also the GLAM Project in Hong Kong. I am trying to build up a database about Asian arts on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons/Wikidata.
Venuslui 15:40, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Approved --Jane023 (talk) 16:01, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
Hello! I'm Alice White (user:Zeromonk). I'm just starting as the Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library. I'm trying to engage people who work there, or are funded by Wellcome or studying materials there, to actively engage with Wikimedia and open knowledge. I'm also trying to make more of the thousands of [images] already batch-uploaded. I'd like to be added to the mailing list (email= a dot white at wellcome dot ac dot uk). Thanks! --Alice 07:46, 12 May 2016 (UTC) Approved --Jane023 (talk) 16:01, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
email@example.com Mardetanha (talk) 08:24, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
ApprovedThelmadatter (talk) 18:38, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi, my name is Mario Šarevski, User:Македонец from Macedonia, user and editor on the Macedonian Wikipedia since 2006 and since October I am Wikimedian-in-Residence at the Library of MANU where I am also working as a research analyst in the Center for strategic Research. We have an onoging considerable and fruitful cooperation with the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts as a GLAM institution on many grounds and activities. According to the decision of the executive board of Shared Knowledge I am elected as a responsible coordinator of the GLAM activities of Shared Knowledge. My e-mail adress is firstname.lastname@example.org - Македонец (talk) 12:38, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Approved 188.8.131.52 14:31, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi, I am Elisabeth Wiessner. I started working at Wikimedia Nederland this past week. I will work as a project lead for cultural partnerships. My email address is email@example.com Elisabethwiessner (talk) 10:50, 11 January 2016 (UTC) Thelmadatter (talk) 17:28, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Alex Stinson (WMF)
Hi, I am User:Sadads in my volunteer role, and am working for the Wikipedia Library in my day job. I am already on the list with my personal email, but would like my work email on the list, so I can distinguish between my two roles astinsonawikimedia.org. Thanks much, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 22:23, 29 January 2016 (UTC) Thelmadatter (talk) 17:28, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi, I am Mohsen (Mardetanha), active wikipedian and wikimedian since 2005, active on farsi projects. please add me to the mailing list, and my email adress is mardetanh Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 17:35, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi, I am Davide Denti (Dans), wikipedian active on it:wiki and en:wiki since 2007. I have started as a Wikipedian in Residence at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (European Centre for Press and Media Freedom project) with the account Davide Denti (OBC) and would like to be added to the mailing list (denti at balcanicaucaso dot org)--Davide Denti (OBC) (talk) 07:51, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 17:26, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi!, I´m Rubén Ojeda (Rodelar), firstname.lastname@example.org, from Spain. Member of Wikimedia Spain. Active at Spanish Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons since 2008. I´m involved -among other things- in working with GLAMs. --Rodelar (talk) 22:29, 6 September 2015 (UTC) Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 17:26, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi! I'm User:Vladimir Alexiev from Bulgaria, from the semantic technology company Ontotext Corp. I'm active on Wikidata, DBpedia and Mix-n-Match since 2014. I'm working actively with GLAMs, eg Europeana, Getty, British Museum... --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 15:20, 18 November 2015 (UTC) Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 17:26, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Hello. I am Bojan Jankuloski, user:Bjankuloski06, bjankuloskigmail.com. I have been an active editor and admin at mk.wikipedia since 2006 and I am working as Chief Programme Manager of Shared Knowledge/Wikimedia Macedonia. As head of projects, I cover and/or supervise various outreach projects in GLAM and Edication. Kind regards. --B. Jankuloski (talk) 00:39, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
approved Jane023 (talk) 06:20, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I'm an intern at Wikimédia France, and I'm really interested in cultural parterships ! My e-mail is email@example.com and my user name is user:CélineWMfr. Thank you!
approved Thelmadatter (talk) 13:43, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 17:47, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Mylee Joseph (mylee.josephgmail.com), a library industry specialist with a diverse background working in research and public libraries in New South Wales, was in the programme committee and presented at wmnl:GLAM-WIKI 2015/Programme/Presentations/Partnerships. Approved Jane023 (talk) 09:35, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm en:User:MartinPoulter mainly active on English Wikipedia and Wikibooks. I've been involved in Wikimedia UK for a few years now, doing outreach to educators and researchers. I'm currently employed as the Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford. My email is martin.poulter bodlean.ox.ac.uk . Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 07:31, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Liang-chih Shang Kuan
Hi, I am a Wikipedian in Taiwan. Mainly work on Chinese Wikipedia, zh:User:Shangkuanlc. I am a board member of meta:Wikimedia Taiwan. I just went to GLAM-wiki 2015 in Hague and become fascinated in GLAM related topics. My email address is shangkuanlcgmail.com, Thank you. --Liang_(WMTW) (talk) 06:38, 17 April 2015 (UTC) Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 07:31, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Nasir Khan Saikat
Hi, I am Nasir Khan Saikat from Bangladesh. Actively contributing to the Bengali Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, i am an administrator of Bengali Wikipedia. I am one of the founding members of meta:Wikimedia Bangladesh. I am the public lead of Creative Commons Bangladesh. When i attended to the GLAM Wiki Conference 2015 i found this list and i think it would be great to join the discussions here. My email address: nasir8891gmail.com. --Nasirkhan (talk) 17:36, 17 April 2015 (UTC) Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 07:31, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm Rebecca en:User:Smirkybec from the Wikimedia Community Ireland, and along with other members of our group, have been working towards partnerships with GLAMs as well as other cultural institutions and universities. I previously worked within the GLAM sector in Dublin, and I am now a PhD researcher in that area. So far I have organised a number of editathons in the National Museum of Ireland and the Science Gallery, and we hope to build on these relationships in the near future. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Smirkybec (talk) 09:29, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Zana (Snezhana Shtrkovska)
My name is Zana (Snezhana Shtrkovska) from Macedonia. User name: Violetova active on Macedonian Wikipedia from 2008, also admin on MK WK. I am Chief of the Board of Shared Knowledge (user group), coordinator of GLAM in my country. We start working with GLAM institutions as a group, and have successful project and collaboration with Museum of Holocaust, which is still ongoing. - Violetova (talk) 07:13, 15 April 2015 (UTC) Approved Jane023 (talk) 07:24, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi. My name is Arne Wossink on the Dutch WP. I recently started as a project lead at Wikimedia Nederland. I will be involved with WMNL's project to improve content related to WW II. My email is wossinkwikimedia.nl --AWossink (talk) 13:21, 14 April 2015 (UTC) ApprovedThelmadatter (talk) 22:41, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I'm Olaf Janssen, a Dutch Wikimedian. I'm the GLAMwiki-coordinator of the national library of the Netherlands (KB). In 2015 the KB is running a number of GLAMwiki-projects, mainly for/with the Dutch comunity. My email is olaf.janssen kb.nl, Twitter is https://twitter.com/ookgezellig --OlafJanssen (talk) 07:42, 13 April 2015 (UTC) ApprovedThelmadatter (talk) 22:41, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi. I'm User:Royalmate1, or Scott Cox. My username on my home wiki is en:User:Royalmate1 and I am quite interested in the topic. I hope I'll start some relevant work after some time. My email is email@example.com; my twitter is https://twitter.com/ProfessrCox, where I support Wikipedia through social media outlets. Royalmate1 (talk) 09:32, 21 December 2014 (UTC) ApprovedThelmadatter (talk) 22:41, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Rhododendrites is my primary/volunteer account, but I also use User:Ryan McGrady when I teach with Wikipedia (currently inactive) and User:Ryan (Wiki Ed) in my capacity as an employee of the Wiki Education Foundation. I'm most active on the English Wikipedia, with a little bit of activity on Commons and less so elsewhere. I'm adding myself here primarily to learn about and explore outreach possibilities and to hear people's ideas for partnerships/collaborations, events, initiatives, etc. I've been getting involved in some Wikimedia NYC activities over the past several months and find myself very interested in a lot of the GLAM-related projects people are talking about -- I don't know how active I'll be on this list, but would be happy to help plan/organize/assist if I can. Email is rhododendrites [at] gmail [dot] com. --— Rhododendrites talk \\ 16:19, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 13:10, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Estonian Wikipedia, Wikimedia Eesti, executive director (including GLAM coordination at the moment and as part of it attended GLAM coordinators meeting in Paris - subscribing to this list was recommended there). Mail address: kaarelwikimedia.ee --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 23:38, 20 March 2015 (UTC) Approved Thelmadatter (talk) 17:42, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Serbian Wikipedia User:IvanaMadzarevic, ivana.madzarevicvikimedija.org, Program and Community Manager of Wikimedia Serbia. User:IvanaMadzarevic Ivana has been coordinating GLAM activities in Serbia and has also attended the GLAM Wiki Coordinator meeting in Paris. --IvanaMadzarevic (talk) 08:59, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Micha L. Rieser
German Wikipedia de:User:Micha, micharieser.ch, Wikipedian in Residence, Swiss Federal Archives (July - November 2013), Swiss National Library (January - June 2014), Basel University Library (March - August 2015). Project Manager of the Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2015. Several other projects in GLAM of Switzerland. See more details about my wiki-cv on my english user page en:User:Micha. --Micha L. Rieser (talk) 07:57, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Austrian Wikipedia Regiomontanus. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , admin of the German speaking Wikipedia and member of the board of WM-AT. Coordinator of GLAM-cooperations for more than 5 years, including WLM and the partnership with the federal office of the protection of monuments in Austria. Regiomontanus (talk) 14:27, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
English Wikipedian Jason Evans. Newly appointed Wikipedian in residence at the National Library of Wales. I would like to create a project page for my residency. Email: email@example.com Evanscartref (talk) 16:25, 21 January 2015 (UTC)