GLAM/Discussion/2015

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Promote GLAM WIKI 2015 conference?[edit]

Would it be possible to promote the GLAM-WIKI 2015 conference on this page? That would allow us to use www.glamwiki.org in our communication in de following months. Ter-burg (talk) 13:48, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Cultural partnerships program[edit]

Hello,

Wikimedia DC has prepared a draft grant proposal for its Cultural Partnerships Program, a one-year pilot program to scale up Wikimedia volunteers’ work with cultural institutions by improving on the organizing capacity of our volunteers. To this end, we are partnering with the GLAM-Wiki US Consortium to organize our national network of volunteers and to train new ones through the second GLAM Boot Camp. Our goal is to make it possible for people to participate in the GLAM-Wiki movement and to keep better track of the work we are doing throughout the country.

The proposal is located here – comments and on-wiki endorsements are welcome.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the proposal.

Thanks, Harej (talk) 04:21, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Not getting any help for MoU's with GLAM institutes.[edit]

I have been an active contributor to Wikipedia since 3years but a newbie to GLAM and Outreach Wikipedia programs. I have gained the idea of GLAM and Outreach programs by attending 2 national level Wikipedia conferences in this year. Now I have three long term, major projects in my hand. Now I have three collaboration project to be finalysed

1).Archaeological Survey of India. Archaeological Survey of India

2).Dharitri : Odia daily Newspaper which will help us for Odia Wikipedias Nabakalebara Editathon. Am making a draft for this in google doc : [1]

3).QRpedia and Odisha tourism : I have not drafted this but when i posted a tweet today. Here is a twitter response how Odia people from twitter are excited about it : [2].

If this project will be approved by the state government of Odisha then the QRpedia project will be a long term project and will be the first in the world where entire tourism of a state/province will be under QRpedia. But am not getting any kind of local support as our community is small and scattered and there is no follow off work to my projects from any officials as these are government institutes and a minimum MoU is required to take forward these work. I personally wants to coordinate this project but For this I have to organise more Workshops to bring contributors to Wikipedia.

But am not getting any kind of local support as our community is small and scattered and there is no follow off work to my projects from any officials as these are government institutes and a minimum MoU is required to take forward these work.

Can someone please help me in how i can take a lead and complete this work. I need some

  1. Financial help
  2. Official position/something similar to this for signing the MoU's.

As of the lack of knowledge about outreach programs am unable to complete or speedup these programs. If any scope can be provided to me regarding helping me in these activities.

Regards --Sailesh Patnaik  ଶୈଳେଶ (talk) 07:48, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Need recommendation for scanners to digitize old and brittle books[edit]

Hi, Need recommendation for scanners to digitize old and brittle books. Retaining as much color and quality for OCR needs is also essential. Some suggest using a smart phone or regular pocket camera for scanning documents. But, I am looking at large scale GLAM projects where a community owned scanning machine would be appropriate. Please suggest models across all budget ranges. Thanks.--Ravidreams (talk) 16:12, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Help plan a new software feature for easy subscription to newsletters[edit]

We are developing a MediaWiki extension that will enable users to subscribe to community newsletters much more easily. We are very excited to hear your feedback on the features we have planned. Feel free to share your thoughts here. - Tinaj1234 (talk) 12:38, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for this post, Tinaj1234. The Wikipedia Education Program also publishes a monthly newsletter. Our community might also be interested in this extension. I'm pinging some friends to see if they can look into it and share feedback here on Phabricator. All the best, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 02:01, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
@Selsharbaty (WMF): @Thelmadatter: Think you'd have time to investigate this? Thanks in advance, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 02:01, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Sure, we need all the suggestions and feedbacks we can get. Looking forward to hearing from all of you:) Thanks! - Tinaj1234 (talk) 12:38, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Open Arts Journal[edit]

I emailed the individual GLAM email over a few weeks ago and haven't heard back. Looking for some advice on this:

I'm in talks with the Open Arts Journal to move from cc-by-sa-nc to cc-by-sa, partially so that we can use their work. They appear interested but don't know how they would apply the license retroactively and how to protect individual work. (My understanding is that they can't retroactively apply the license unless they contact the authors individually, but that they can change the license from this point forward.) I think it would help to pass along examples of other journals who have done the same, so I turn to you. ... Any advice on how to proceed?

(By the way, it's very confusing to find the right contacts/centralized place of discussion—might be worth setting up a few cross-wiki redirects.) – czar 23:16, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

GLAM Ghana[edit]

Hello everyone Wikimedia User Group Ghana wants to embark on an all inclusive Nationwide GLAM.Please find the link below and do well to add your comments and contributions and endorse if you can GLAM_GHANA Thanks--Rberchie (talk) 19:06, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Contents gaps[edit]

Please we are looking forward to receiving suggestions with respect to content gaps we can use this GLAM to solve.All comments and suggestions duly welcome

US lurker until now[edit]

Hello all. I'm in Utah, USA, and would love to become more actively involved. So glad to see GLAM Wiki thrive! Todrobbins (talk) 22:35, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Spell it out, people[edit]

Above, an editor noted:

In the GLAM newsletter, a prominent link at the top should probably go to the main GLAM page, and even in the text it might make sense to spell out what GLAM means somewhere near the top. It took me over five minutes to figure out it didn't mean "Gay, Lesbian, something, and something".

Lemme second the notion more strongly. This needs to happen. There's no explanation or notes and I've always assumed Wikipedians with this newsletter in their talk pages are simply expressing their gay pride/advocacy/awareness. NTTAWWT & you don't need to change your acronym, since you apparently enjoy it, but you need to make it clearer what you're actually doing if you want this to be successful outreach instead of a cute inside joke. LlywelynII (talk) 07:07, 12 October 2015 (UTC)