Chris Woodrich, a Wikipedian who does freelance work for Wikimedia Indonesia, visited Canberra to attended RecentChangesCamp with scholarship assistance from Wikimedia Indonesia and Wikimedia Australia. He has been active in Wikimedia Indonesia's GLAM efforts with libraries and education. He talked about the needs of the Indonesian Wikimedia community, issues involving creating Indonesian content on the English and Indonesian Wikipedias, and problems regarding the lack of Indonesia-related pictures on Commons. While attending, he made contact with several Australian and international attendees that will help him with future GLAM efforts in Indonesia, and learned about a conference facilitation that might be useful for him on the ground in Indonesia.
Welcome to our first Asia report. We hope to see more reports from colleagues in Asian countries in future editions - you can help!
Andy Mabbett continued his Wikidata tour, (see last month's GLAM-Wikidata report and last month's Australia and New Zealand report) by visiting Jakarta, hosted by the local chapter, Wikimedia Indonesia (WMID), with travel arrangements kindly facilitated by Wikimedia Australia, for a series of talks and meetings. Speaking alongside WMID's John Vandenberg, who talked about Pywikibot, he gave talks on Wikidata to members of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team, and separately to WMID members. He then joined WMID colleagues at meetings with the Language Research & Development Body, part of Indonesia's Ministry of Education.
It is noted with appreciation that several WMID volunteers have since taken with gusto to adding data to Wikidata, not least many labels in the various Indonesian languages, and further collaboration in future is anticipated.
Digitization letters from the library's collection
Wikimedia Indonesia is in collaboration again with Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum in Yogyakarta to digitize the collection of Ki Hadjar Dewantara's letters from the collection of Dewantara Kirti Griya Library Museum. For nearly five months, these activities have successfully digitized 981 sheets of 365 catalog numbers.
Most of the digitized collection is a correspondence originating from the Dutch Government to Ki Hadjar Dewantara. Some are official documents issued by the Dutch Government in relation to Ki Hadjar Dewantara and Tamansiswa.
The entire collection can be accessed freely on the internet through the Wikimedia Commons. These collections come with a short metadata so the readers know the essence of the text without having to read it in its entirety.
The next step is to translate the results of digitization that are in Dutch and English into the Indonesian language. Thus, the results of this digitization can be used by readers who are not proficient in these languages. In addition, the results of this digitization can be used by the Wikipedia community to enrich Wikipedia articles related to Ki Hadjar Dewantara and efforts during his lifetime.
The Content Digitization program is first initiated by Wikimedia Indonesia to digitize the Indonesian manuscript collection from local institutions. In 2017, Wikimedia Indonesia once again collaborated in digitizing document collections and correspondence from the Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum, which is in 2015 has collaborated to digitize Javanese texts from the collection of Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum.
This program is designed to digitize texts collection from Tamansiswa Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum, Yogyakarta, and then disseminate the results of digitalization through internet media in hopes that the text will be sustainable and the paper is not damaged because it is held by many hands. The results of this project are also expected to help the text be read by the public, as well as researchers and enthusiasts of Java language and literature so that the value of text culture can be preserved and socialized.
Digitizing the letters from Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum Yogyakarta continues
Wikimedia Indonesia via Wikimedia Netherlands asks for help to volunteers to transcribe the letters in Dutch Wikisource as most of the letters are in Dutch languages. The transcribing process is required before translating those documents into Bahasa Indonesia. One of the transcribing volunteers is WeeJeeVee, who is fascinated in doing transcribing text to Dutch Wikisource and has set up a page about this activity in Dutch Wikisource.
Another volunteer involved in this activity is Sersan Mayor Kururu, an Indonesian Wikipedian. She is a university student in Yogyakarta and has knowledge in the Dutch language. Sersan Mayor Kururu has helped Wikimedia Indonesia for the past five months in doing letter conservation and digitization.
Started from January 2018, the letters were translated into Bahasa Indonesia from Dutch, English, and Javanese languages to provide what the letters say to people widely, especially for the people in Indonesia. This effort will continue until the end of February and done by Meursault2004, a senior Wikipedian from Indonesia.
Introducing open license & digitization at Dr. H.C. Oemboe Hina Kapita Museum, local museum in East Sumba
In Indonesia, The Law of Cultural Advancement No.5/2017 serves as a mandate to the government to improve public policy for the cultural sector. The law has become a tool to drive a healthy arts ecosystem, including the management of cultural institution like a museum. Therefore, this is a breakthrough to conduct file-sharing activity in a museum in Indonesia within the framework of GLAM-Wiki.
Wikimedia Indonesia in cooperation with Indonesian Arts Coalition, a cultural policy and arts advocacy organization, organized a digitization activity at Dr. H.C. Oemboe Hina Kapita Museum, Waingapu, East Nusa Tenggara. On this occasion, Wikimedia Indonesia introduced how Wikimedia Commons and Creative Commons license could be used as the medium of knowledge dissemination in their collections.
The two-day event (30–31 May 2018) was divided into presentation and digitization sessions. On the first day, Indonesia Art Coalition shared about the change of the arts ecosystem in the digital era and the importance of cultural data, as stipulated in Law on Cultural Advancement. Further, Wikimedia Indonesia explained how to use Creative Commons and various types of license. Several cultural practitioners alongside with the local government from Office of Culture and Tourism Agency and Public Library and Archive were seen to come. The proposed audience at this event was the museum staffs, therefore they could conduct a better knowledge management through the museum collections, including weft ikat, pieces of jewelry and ritual types of equipment.
Sample collections from Dr. H.C. Oemboe Hina Kapita Museum
Copper bowl (top view)
Copper bowl (side view)
Ceramic bowl (top view)
Ceramic bowl (bottom view)
Ceramic plates, believed to be linked to the Chinese, are the type of collection that had been successfully digitized and stored on Wikimedia Commons on the second day. We had uploaded eight plates, and this amount had increased to 18 objects a week after the event took place.
Meanwhile, Wikimedia Indonesia and Yayasan Sastra Lestari, a local archive institution in Surakarta, Central Java, established a project to digitize Majalah Kajawen, a local magazine published in Indonesia. This collaboration has been started since June 2017 until now. This project aimed to preserve physical printed magazines from the archive to digital formats. The institution has already started their own effort to transliterate the magazines, which was written in Javanese characters, into Latin characters since 1997.
This project, in the first place, was to digitize all editions of Majalah Kajawen from the collection of Yayasan Sastra Lestari. They have been archiving the magazines, published from the year 1927 to 1941. The institution has been transcribing the magazines and published their work on their website, which can be accessed freely. However, according to the Chief of Yayasan, they still lack of infrastructure to digitize the magazines and keep them in the digital format. Wikimedia Indonesia, via Content Digitization project, granted a DIY book scanner to the institution, aiding them to scan and provide TIFF images of the Majalah Kajawen as the result of the scan.
Until the end of June 2018, Wikimedia Indonesia has successfully uploaded 170 numbers of Majalah Kajawen collections to Wikimedia Commons. This result can be by people, who are fond of Javanese cultures, stories, and other information in it. Several editions have been transcribed in Javanese Wikisource; some of the work can be seen here.
Conserving Minangkabau texts in Maninjau and Payakumbuh
Wikimedia Indonesia and a team of Andalas University in Padang City, West Sumatra, collaborating to preserve texts in Kutub Chanah, Maninjau, West Sumatra. This is a private library of Hamka's father, where many books and texts of Minangkabau- and Islam-related are stored. Here, the team digitized more than 1,600 files for four days and later they will sort the scans and decide which of the scans can be publicized to Wikimedia Commons.
Two weeks later, the team moved on to Payakumbuh, where there is a private library of A. Damhoeri is found. A. Damhoeri was a distinguished author at his time and had written many books that were used by education institution to teach young students on the Minangkabau language and its culture. For five days, the team yielded more than 7,000 images from their activities.
Digitization activities in Payakumbuh
Digitizing Kutub Chanah in Maninjau
Announcing Pusat Dokumentasi dan Informasi Kebudayaan Minangkabau's collection
Wikimedia Indonesia and Pusat Dokumentasi dan Informasi Kebudayaan Minangkabau's collection (PDIKM) in Padang Panjang has been colaborating in of digitizing magazines from their collection. For almost three months (August–October 2018), this effort has succeeded in digitizing more than 1,500 pages from 31 catalog numbers.
Most of the digitalized collections were magazines that were published around the 1920s. Some of them are Aboean Goeroe-Goeroe Magazine, An-Noer Magazine, Berita Koerai Magazine, and more. The entire collection can be freely accessed on the internet via the Wikimedia Commons. The uploaded collection has been completed with brief metadata in the form of file descriptions, date of publication, and the name of the institution where the file was digitized.
On Januari 18, 2019, Wikimedia Indonesia organized a meetup for Indonesian Wikisource users in Jakarta. Of 15 participants (outside of Wikimedia Indonesia) registered to the event, only 20% attended. During the event, two users were new to Indonesian Wikisource, so they were introduced to Wikisource and how Wikisource is different from Wikipedia in relation to editing styles and its user interface.
As part of GLAM 2018 Project, Wikimedia Indonesia has digitized and uploaded documents from 98 catalog number which are part of letters from Tamansiswa Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum library to Wikimedia Commons. In this phase, the documents started from prefix TDKGM 01.366 to TDKGM 01.460. The documents written in the Dutch, English, or Javanese language will be translated into Indonesian to engage more people to use them, even they are not speaking in those languages. The translation started this February and will last by April 2019.
Laporan Rapat Sub-Panitya IV ke-5 Panitya Negara Chusus Untuk Menindjau kembali Persetudjuan Indonesia-Nederland
Ontwerp Culturele Overeenkomst tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Republiek der Verenigde Staten van Indonesië
Notulensi berjudul "Soal Bahasa Belanda adalah Soal Perdjoangan Nasional" oleh Ki Hadjar Dewantara
For 3 hours, the contributors successfully proofread more than 20 pages of several editions of the magazine. More than 10 pages had been validated. All contributions were recorded at wscontest/c/13.
This meetup is one of Wikimedia Indonesia's efforts to introduce Wikisource, a Wikipedia sister project, to Indonesian Wikimedian community. All events related to Wikisource, such as Wikisource trainings or meetups, are organized under GLAM 2018 subproject.
Screenshot of Majalah Aboean Goeroe-Goeroe September 1927 edition proofread at Indonesian Wikisource
Translation of Ki Hadjar Dewantara's letters
Thanks to Meursault2004, this year Wikimedia Indonesia can continue the translation of the remaining Ki Hadjar Dewantara's correspondences, which were digitized from Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum Library in Yogyakarta. More than 160 pages have been translated from English, Dutch, Javanese language into Indonesian language, so that the contents of the letters can be read by general Indonesian people, who do not speak English, Dutch, and/or Javanese language.
All translations are available at each talk page of the each document file page on Wikimedia Commons. For instance, the translation of this file can be accessed at its talk page.
Draft of Cultural Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of the United States of Indonesia
Letter from Sastrawinata to the Chairperson of the Controolraad Tamansiswa
Homage to Multatuli's Memory 1820–1920
GLAM presentations at WikiNusantara 2019
Rachmat and Harditaher (Hardiansyah) participated at WikiNusantara 2019 conference held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Rachmat was a speaker in GLAM I session and delivered a presentation on the timeline of GLAM effort done by Wikimedia Indonesia since 2013, while Hardiansyah spoke in GLAM II session and talked about the position of GLAM initiatives in Indonesia, some opportunities, challenges and strategies that can be done together for an open access, and the urgency of content digitization that should be executed by GLAM institutions in Indonesia.
Presentation slides by Rachmat
Presentation slides by Hardiansyah
A. Damhoeri's digital library on Commons
Wikimedia Indonesia, in November 2018, joined forces with local digitization team led by Dr. Pramono in West Sumatra, has successfully digitized private collections of A. Damhoeri, a prominent litterateur of West Sumatra. He wrote many books and collected a huge of books, mainly about religious and Minangkabau culture-related books in his library. Unfortunately, as he passed away, it is not well-maintained, so more than half of the collections are damaged.
However, these collections are now safe as the digitization team helped the family to reorganize the books and digitized most of the collections. Some of them are available on Commons, and will be uploaded by GLAM team of Wikimedia Indonesia gradually.
Last May, Wikimedia Indonesia uploaded more series of Majalah Kajawen, an old Javanese magazine, to Wikimedia Commons. This year, we managed to digitize the magazine from the issue 1932 to 1934, in the total of 110 series. The magazine were from Yayasan Sastra Lestari, an institution in Surakarta, Central Java, which is working in digitizing old manuscripts and transliterating to Latin script.
Introduction to Wikimedia Commons and Structured data
On June 25, 2019, a workshop was held in Jakarta to introduce Wikimedia Commons and how to contribute to Commons in a best way. This was an initiative of GLAM 2018 project by Wikimedia Indonesia together with Creative Commons Indonesia. The workshop was participated by nine participants who are new to this project.
The workshop was divided into 3 parts: (1) introduction to Wikimedia Commons and licenses accepted in Commons, (2) introduction to Structured data on Commons, and (3) getting started to the most useful Commons gadgets to organize files.
Hilman Fathoni (Creative Commons Indonesia) began the session by introducing Wikimedia Commons as one of the free-licensed media repositories on the internet, alongside archive.org, etc. He then introduced Creative Commons ("CC"), OGL, and GNU as licenses that are often used by the licensor to their files and media published to Commons. Some Creative Commons rights are also explained, including CC BY and CC BY-SA which are standard free licenses used in Commons.
Rachmat Wahidi (Wikimedia Indonesia) continued the session with an explanation of Structured data on Commons, by utilizing multilingual caption and depict features. Examples of its use can be seen in File:Tora the Cat, Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, November 2012.jpg which has been equipped with English and Indonesian captions, and depiction of house cat (Q146) and also equipped with "color" and "use" qualifiers.
This image has captions in Indonesian and English language, as well as depicts data
This image's filename has been renamed to accommodate what the image displays …
Wikimedia Taiwan–Wikimedia Indonesia collaboration
In the early 2019, Wikimedia Indonesia was contacted by Shangkuanlc (from Wikimedia Taiwan). He said that there would be a pilot project to documenting objects in the National Museum of Indonesia and enriching the contents in the Wikimedia projects related to the museum. This will be participated by students from National Chengchi University and National Cheng Kong University. The project was intended to be a summer project, when the students are free from their university activities and are able to stay overseas for at least one month. After further discussion, the project would happen in July 2019 and three students would be flying to Indonesia.
The National Museum of Indonesia was chosen because of its uniqueness of placing the objects in the courtyard. The students, guided by their professor in the university, were trying to find out the reason behind the object placement, and create a short documentation video to explain their findings to the public. In addition, the students also took photograph of the statues inside the museum, uploaded the photographs to Wikimedia Commons, and also created Wikidata items for each objects.
After visiting the museum and interviewing several sources, including the museum staff, they were able to produce a video, explaining the background of the museum, how they engage with the visitors, and how GLAM project have impact in the museum and/or other institutions in Indonesia. A 5-minute video can be watched here.
Following memorandum of understanding signing between Wikimedia Indonesia and Museum Uang Sumatera in June 2019, the digitization activities started in August 2019. In five days (from August 5 to 9, 2019), we scanned and photographed various forms of old banknotes, issued during 1910s until 1960s, from the museum's collection. There are tens of banknotes and coins digitized. We expected to upload them to Wikimedia Commons this September.
Digitization is in action…
Coins from Banten Sultanate and Palembang Sultanate
Introduction to structured data on Commons and ISA workshop
On August 30, 2019, Wikimedia Indonesia organized Wikimedia Commons, Structured data on Commons, as well as Information Structured Acceleration (ISA) workshop. This event was intended to introduce how to contribute in Wikimedia Commons and learn the licenses used in Wikimedia Commons. As part of GLAM 2019, we also expanded the event to introduce structured data on Commons, and utilized ISA tool to add depicts and captions to the images under Wiki Cinta Budaya 2018 and Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Indonesia.
More than 400 participants' contributions were recorded on that day. See Wikimedia Indonesia's Facebook post for more details.
Voleunteers in Padang City continued to scan-a-thon more collection of Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center. More than 7,780 images produced during five days of activities. The images then are being processed before they are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons gradually.
Announcing the digitization results at the Sumatran Numismatic Museum
On the last week of October, a socialization event to announcing the digitization results was held at Sumatran Numismatic Museum (Museum Uang Sumatera) in conjunction with National Museum Festival in Medan City, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Members of numismatic association from Malaysia, Persatuan Pertemuan Numismatik Indonesia Malaysia or PPNIM, attended the event and talked about the close relationship between Indonesian and Malaysian numismatic items. In that event, GLAM Indonesia's representative presented a 10-minute slideshow, showing the urgency of museum digitization and the expected outcomes.
A QR code was created to direct users to Sumatran Numismatic Museum on Wikimedia Commons.
QR code for Sumatran Numismatic Museum on Wikimedia Commons
Proposal of Islamic old books digitization
Hardiansyah, a GLAM Indonesia's representative, was invited for a talk at the Sumatran Thawalib Parabek Boarding School in Agam Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The boarding school was interested to digitize some of Sheikh Ibrahim Musa's books, who was teaching in the boarding school. Because of copyright status, the books cannot be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons unless there is a OTRS mail stating that the books is being relicensed in CC license.
Hardiansyah during the talk
More news on GLAM Indonesia activities can be read on @GLAM_Indonesia Twitter account.
1st PD Day in Indonesia; visitation to GLAM institutions
For the first time, GLAM Indonesia, with the help of Wikimedia Indonesia and Creative Commons Indonesia, celebrated Public Domain Day 2020 in Indonesia to bring the public attention to the works that have entered public domain this year. Medan City was selected to held the event considering Chairil Anwar, a prominent Indonesian poet, born here in 1922. This year marked his works to be in public domain and also other works of an Indonesian writer, Tan Malaka.
The event participated by more than 25 people from different expertise, from musician, author, university student, and cultural practitioner. Some performance were done, including reciting poem and adapting several Chairil Anwar's poems.
Along the celebration, there were Wikisource and GLAM+Wikidata workshops held before and after the celebration.
See the pictures below:
Group work to adapting several Chairil Anwar's poems
Awarding prizes for best group performance
Group photo after PD Day 2020 celebration
Event highlight (video)
Group photo of Wikisource workshop
Group photo of GLAM+Wikidata workshop
Museum and library visits
Site visits were done to several GLAM institutions in the beginning of 2020 to talk about the ongoing activities and to follow up proposed collaboration.
Ajip Rosidi Library and Library of Kirtigriya Museum are the institutions Wikimedia Indonesia is currently working with. Meanwhile, Indonesia Museum of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Deli Serdang Museum, and STAIS Al-Ishlahiyah are some institutions we have been proposing the collaboration. We are trying our best to make the cooperation between these institutions happen this year.
Deli Serdang Museum main entrance
Introduction to the museum by their staff
Looking at one of Indonesia Museum of "Beautiful Indonesia" Miniature Park's museum objects
Proposing collaboration with museums in Bali; First Wikisource training in the region
In the first week of February, Wikimedia Indonesia went to Bali to meet GLAM institutions we were going to propose collaboration. They are Museum Blanco, Museum Puri Lukisan, Bali 1928, Museum Seni Neka, and Museum Seni Agung Rai (ARMA). The institutions were open with the proposal, thus Wikimedia Indonesia sent memorandum of understanding and memorandum of action draft for further review by the institutions.
Museum Seni Neka
Museum Puri Lukisan
Wikimedia Indonesia also held a Wikisource training for Balinese Wikipedia community in Denpasar. The aim was to introduce Wikisource project for the community as they would like to propose Balinese Wikisource, so this would help them how to use Wikisource.
For the first time, Wikimedia Indonesia invited all volunteers participating in GLAM activities since 2017 to a formal meet-up in Jakarta, on March 7–8, 2020. The event was held for two days to review the current digitization activities in several places such as Yogyakarta, Bandung, Medan, and Padangpanjang. Our goals were to discuss challenges and opportunities in partnership with several GLAM institutions, and increase the capacity of each participant in the digitization process.
Processing raw scanned document to prepare for Commons upload
“Processing raw scanned document isn't a bad idea...”
Explaining how something should be done in the correct way
Staring the Elephant statue in front of the National Museum of Indonesia and why it is there in the first place
Group photo in National Museum of Indonesia
Small edit-a-thon to add structured data on Commons
For ten days, from March 20–29, 2020, we conducted a small edit-a-thon inviting Wikimedia contributors to add "depicts" data to photographs of Wiki Cinta Budaya 2020, a photography contest run by Wikimedia Indonesia focusing on cultural images of Indonesia. This contest gathered more than 1,000 images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, and this edit-a-thon helped the images being machine-readable and more searchable.
Eleven participants (including the Campaign Manager) engaged in the edit-a-thon and resulted 3,165 contributions. Top three contributors (User:Devi pluto, User:S Kartika, User:Lnahdiya) will receive tokens of appreciation for taking part in the event from Wikimedia Indonesia.
Some feedbacks we gathered from the participants are that they found the edit-a-thon was fun and entertaining. Two-third of total participants have never heard about Structured data on Commons before engaging in the event; however, there was a similar number of participants who gain little understand about the SDC still. They doubted if abstract entity should be added in the SDC or not. In the end, these feedbacks is a good start for Wikimedia Indonesia to grab where we should start to introduce SDC for the community in every workshop we will conduct in the future.
Wikimedia Indonesia announced Wikisource Competition 2020 for any Wikimedia community member in Indonesia. This is the second Wikisource contest held by Wikimedia Indonesia; the first was in 2012, and the winners were invited to watch Truth in Numbers? Everything, according to Wikipedia film in Jakarta. The current contest takes similar context with the previous, in this case, the Top 2 winners will be awarded to go to WikiNusantara 2020 conference in Padang, West Sumatra.
On April 27, 2020, Wikimedia Indonesia held a Wikisource contest to invite Wikimedia users in Indonesia and participate in proofreading some books that have already in public domain. Over 25 people registered to the event, yet only 17 of them were participating. The event lasted on May 15, 2020.
Two top contributors are invited to attend WikiNusantara 2020 in West Sumatra later this year.
The event run in 18 days, resulting estimated 1,880 pages proofread and validated. Five books were in Indonesian language and participants proofread the text in Indonesian Wikisource. Besides, there were three books provided in English, thus they should be proofread in English Wikisource. One of them was transcluded and can be read at Letters of a Javanese princess.
International Museum Day 2020
To commemorate International Museum Day 2020, Wikimedia Indonesia asked people on Twitter to share their stories when visiting museums in Indonesia. They required to choose one of their best memories of museum visits and tell us of why they had a memorable experience in that museum. Four best stories were chosen and awarded.
In August 2020, Wikimedia Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with Lembaga Pendidikan Seni Nusantara dan Yayasan Tikar Media Budaya Nusantara on data donation from the institutions. This collaboration will bring new content on Wikimedia Commons in the form of audios, videos, pictures, and documents which are related to Indonesian arts and cultures. The process of importing the data to Commons will be done in October 2020, ensuring the preparations from their side is completed.
Not only Lembaga Pendidikan Seni Nusantara dan Yayasan Tikar Media Budaya Nusantara, D'Topeng Kingdom Foundation also joined us in the same partnership. D'Topeng Kingdom Foundation is an organization which oversees several local GLAM institutions in several places in Indonesia, such as Indonesian Islamic Art Museum, Indonesian Heritage Museum, and History of Java Museum. These museums are with a good grace donated the photographs of museum objects to Commons to enrich Indonesian heritage in Internet. Besides, the photographs will be included in Retas Budaya Festival this month, an event conducted by Goethe-Institut Indonesian in collaboration with Directorate General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia, Wikimedia Indonesia, Asosiasi Game Indonesia (Indonesian Game Association), Elex Media Komputindo, and Indonesian Institute of Sciences.
Photographs of Indonesian Islamic Art Museum object
Wikimedia Nederland has been helping to put hundreds of photographs and videos related to Indonesia pre- and post-independence into Wikimedia Commons. A set of photographs of Padang and Yogyakarta from the collection of Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies currently kept by Leiden University Library is now available. Also, video materials produced by the propaganda department of the Japanese military administration during the Pacific War, when the former Dutch East Indies were occupied by Japan are now on Commons thanks to Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision). Not only those pictures and videos, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (National Museum of World Cultures) put hundreds of their photograph collections depicting Indonesia pre- and post-independence.
To help the collections more searchable, Wikimedia Indonesia set a campaign inviting Wikimedians in Indonesia to add structured data to each file. This data consist of caption and depicts (P180). If you are interested to contribute, you can start at this ISA campaign.
Photographs from the National Museum of World Cultures
Photograph of Teuku Umar's kopiah
Soekarno, the first Indonesia president, placed a wreath on the monument
Indonesian women taking pictures in front of the Monument of Proclamation.
Bulan Sejarah Indonesia 2.0; Structured data edit-a-thon; Proofreading mini contest
As part of WikiSejarah campaign, Wikimedia Indonesia held a Wikipedia writing challenge at Indonesian Wikipedia under the name of Bulan Sejarah Indonesia 2.0. This challenge invited Wikipedians of Indonesia to write any articles, mainly focuses on the topic of Indonesian history. This challenge started on October 1 and ended on October 31, 2020, resulting 27 new articles were created by six contestants.
For detailed information who participated and what articles were generated, see this tool.
Bulan Sejarah Indonesia 2.0 is the second version of the same theme in 2017, organized by Wikimedia Indonesia, in collaboration with Wikimedia Nederland.
Structured data edit-a-thon
Wikimedia Nederland and National Museum of World Cultures have been generously publicized plenty of images to Wikimedia Commons related to Indonesia pre- and post-independence. The images are uploaded to Category:NMVW files Indonesian Independence 2020-09 on Wikimedia Commons, in the total of 376 images in September 2020.
To make use of the images, Wikimedia Indonesia organized structured data edit-a-thon inviting Wikimedians of Indonesia to add depicts and caption data to the images by using ISA tool. The edit-a-thon started in September and ended on October 30, 2020.
There were 13 contestants participated, 12,244 contribution were made during the event, and 4,083 edits were made to add/modify caption data. For more detailed statistics, view this infographics made by GLAM Indonesia on Twitter.
For 20 days, Wikimedia Indonesia organized #WikiSejarah WPWP Campaign, an online campaign to add pictures to Wikipedia articles. This campaign was part of WikiSejarah, a collaboration project by Wikimedia Indonesia and Wikimedia Nederland to improve local content on Indonesia topic.
Six users were participating in this campaign, and editing more than 190 article pages across 12 Wikimedia projects. The top project is Indonesian Wikipedia with 227 edits in it, followed by English Wikipedia, Javanese Wikipedia, and more. Among the participants, only one user has edited more than 118 times. Meanwhile others, have significantly lower edits. For detailed information, see this statistics.
On December 7, 2020, the winners were announced on the Twitter.
PD Day 2021 in Indonesia, #1lib1ref, Wikisource workshop
As a continuation of the 2020 Public Domain Day in Indonesia in January 2020, GLAM Indonesia held 2021 Public Domain Day in Indonesia in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Indonesien and Creative Commons Indonesia. A number of workshops and seminars were held over four days.
On January 22, we organized a public seminar to introduce the public domain and how to calculate the duration of copyright in Indonesia from a number of types of works. In this seminar, participants were given a quiz which aims to deepen their understanding of copyright and to be able to identify which works in the GLAM institution are already in the public domain. Watch recordings of these online seminars at YouTube.
In addition, we invited Aleksandra from Europeana to show the extent to which public domain works can be used. She gave an example that these works can be made into new works in the form of GIF images, which are quite popular for users of messaging applications today. If you want to watch the presentation, visit this YouTube video.
We also invited Chris, a contributor at Wikimedia Commons, to tell about his efforts in digitizing Indonesian film posters for his research. The posters, which now in the public domain, have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons for use in related articles. In addition, Moki, an artist from Indonesia, got inspiration from old photographs and then reconstructs them into new, interesting works of art.
We started #lib1ref campaign this February and invited librarians in Indonesia to participate in adding references to Indonesian Wikipedia. To give some understanding on this campaign, we created some live videos on YouTube and talked about the campaign, Citation Hunt, tracking participants' contributions, and hearing what they say about this campaign. Find the videos on this Twitter thread.
On February 10, six librarians from Library of Universitas Medan Area joined a workshop.
Monthly Wikisource training session for local community
To raise public awareness on Wikisource, a sister project of Wikipedia, we organized monthly Wikisource workshops to local community in Indonesia, hoping they have a chance to try text proofreading and see if it suits their interest. GLAM Indonesia had done three Wikisource workshops to different local communities in Indonesia: workshop in December 2020 to Balinese community, workshop in January 2021 to Javanese community, and workshop in February to Padang community.
Wikisource Competition 2021; Museum Daerah Deli Serdang is now on Commons
Wikimedia Indonesia organized Wikisource Competition 2021, the third competition involving Wikisource project in Indonesia. The contest started on April 15 to April 30, 2021 and participated by 40 participants. There were at least 17 books provided to be proofread, which all of them are already in public domain.
Two most contributed participants were awarded special prizes, and tokens were given to those who have proofread at least 12 pages during the contest. Unlike the previous Wikisource contest, this year, the winners are all women, beating more than 35 others. We are glad to see more participants who are trying to make a try to edit in Wikisource, which is one of the objectives of this contest.
Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin is one of the books provided to be proofread
Brochure of national anthem of Indonesia Indonesia Raya
Museum Daerah Deli Serdang is now on Commons
Museum Daerah Deli Serdang, a local museum in Deli Serdang, opened their collections to Wikimedia Commons. This effort has been started last year but yet realized due to COVID-19 pandemic wave in Indonesia, forcing them to temporary close the institution. This year, thanks to online training conducted by GLAM Indonesia, they were able to upload their collections to Commons gradually.
Museum Daerah Deli Serdang is the 17th GLAM institution of Indonesia opened their collections to Commons by the help of Wikimedia Indonesia. A complete list of cooperation can be seen at this webpage. We will continue to approach more institutions and ensure the contents of Indonesia are available freely in the Wikimedia projects.
Museum Daerah Deli Serdang, front yard
Exhibition room at the second floor of the museum
Photographs of figures of Deli Serdang in the museum
One of the museum collections, photographed by museum staff
Accordion, a musical instrument used in local dance
#1lib1ref in Indonesia; Online talk show with Wikimedia Nederland
Wikimedia Indonesia organized #1lib1ref online campaign for the first time in 2021. This campaign invited librarians and Wikimedians in Indonesia to participate in adding one reference to Wikipedia articles. Since the campaign started, nine participants have added references to more than 100 pages in Wikimedia projects. Their contributions were tracked by using a special hashtag where the participants should put it in the edit summary: #1lib1refID. This hashtag will differentiate contributions from global participants and Indonesian participants, where participators will place #1lib1ref only in their edit summaries.
For more detailed summary, click this link to view statistics from Indonesian participants.
Online talk show with Wikimedia Nederland
On May 22, 2021, Wikimedia Indonesia cordially invited the Wikimedia Nederland Executive Director Sandra Rientjes and Board Member for Cultural Cooperation Lizzy Jongma to an online talk show. This event talked about how they engaged with GLAMs in the Netherlands and how we can take their examples to approach local GLAMs for a successful collaboration.
Started at 19:00 Indonesia local time (or 14:00 CEST), the event opened by Rachmat and Biyanto as event moderators. Lasted in one hour, there were audiences engaged with the speakers by asking questions, mainly asking how they can contribute or get contents of Indonesia from GLAMs in the Netherlands to assist them in writing Wikipedia articles. The closure of this talk show invited Indonesian and Dutch Wikipedians to an upcoming online meetup that will be held by Wikimedia Indonesia and Wikimedia Nederland.
In the first semester of APG 2021 (July–December 2021), our activities were still affected by Covid-19 pandemic. All activities, including workshops, seminars, and meetups, were to be held online. However, we were able to engage with new kinds of activities. We highlighted four significant moments during the period:
To celebrate Public Domain Day 2022, GLAM Indonesia, together with Goethe-Institut Jakarta and Creative Commons Indonesia, organized a series of online events, including seminars and workshops. In this year, we wanted to bring the awareness to public about copyright and the status of freedom of panorama regulation in Indonesia. The first seminar inviting IP specialist to discuss about retroactive support on copyright law in Indonesia was held on January 9, 2022, on YouTube. Next seminar on the topic of freedom of panorama regulation was held in two sessions: the first session took place on January 22, 2022, on Zoom (not published), and second session happened on February 4, 2022, on YouTube, with Director of Copyright and Industrial Design, Directorate General of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Law & Human Rights, as the presenter.
In addition to the seminars, Goethe-Institut Jakarta invited colleagues from Europeana to give a presentation about why they adopt FAIR principle and how it will put to good use for GLAMs in Indonesia. The seminar was held on January 29, 2022. The recording of this event is available on YouTube.
Also, Creative Commons Indonesia set up an online workshop session dubbed "Kliping Gegap Gempita Edisi Hari Domain Publik 2022" to teach participants on how to extract images from a magazine scan. This meeting lasted for two hours, and participants' works can be seen at this category on Wikimedia Commons.
We also organized #1Lib1Ref, a campaign to invite librarians to put a reference to a Wikipedia article. The campaign started on January 15 to February 4, 2022. There were eleven users who took part in the campaign and edited on two projects: Indonesian and English Wikipedia. Most of their contributions were performed on Indonesian Wikipedia with 298 edits, while only one edit on English Wikipedia.
Wikimedia Indonesia to award certificate to Top 3 #1Lib1Ref participants in this round. More statistics about #1Lib1Ref in Indonesia are available here.
4 Islands Outreach; Digital Clippings; Balinese Wikisource Competition
GLAM outreach to several main islands in Indonesia
After two years of pandemic and stopping all offline activities, GLAM Indonesia kick-off the post-pandemic activities with visitation to four cities: Medan, Yogyakarta, Makassar, and Banjarmasin, in the four main islands of Indonesia: Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan. In addition, the team got to visit old and new partners in around 18 institutions. We plan to invite most of them to the Open GLAM conference in November. We are also planning to socialize the Indonesian GLAM collections to several universities in the months to come.
In those cities, GLAM Indonesia also promoted Wikistories, piloted in the Indonesian Wikipedia, and collaborated with non-Wikimedian communities in those four cities to test and use the new feature and provide feedback to the developer team. As a result, a competition (Wikistories for GLAM) will be held in September-October to produce more GLAM-themed Wikistories in Indonesian Wikipedia (and GLAM-related pictures to Commons).
Digital Clippings for Commons
Following the success of the previous Digital Clipping event held on Public Domain Day 2022 in Indonesia, GLAM Indonesia organized a workshop that was attended by 17 Wikimedians and issued a challenge to make as many clippings from old Indonesian magazines and upload them to Commons (since the magazines themselves are not license-compatible to Commons yet). During the 1-week mini challenge, 13 participants uploaded 775+ photos from 70+ magazine volumes (an average of 60 pictures and five magazine volumes per participant).
The result dramatically enriches the largely unavailable pictures of Indonesian artists from the 60s to 70s. We hope to maintain this type of event again in the future with different sets of magazines.
Proofreading Competition in Balinese Wikisource
The community-organized competition was held for two weeks, and during that time, 14 participants proofread more than 5.000 pages of documents from 24 books, more than 2.000 of which has been validated. The competition is set to take place annually in three different Wikisource communities: Indonesian, Balinese, and Javanese.
GLAM Socialization; Wikistories for GLAM Competition
At September 29, GLAM Indonesian held a socialization event of the GLAM Indonesia collections to the students of the national University of Indonesia in Jakarta. The event was attended by around 40 people, and in this program we presented many collections from various GLAM institutions in Indonesia and other countries. We also encourage them to use these collections freely, and share it with others who haven't been able to participate in the presenation. The students are mainly from the History Department and they were enthusiast during the presentation and the subsequent Q&A session.
GLAM Indonesia working together with the Wikistories team that have the pilot project in Indonesian Wikipedia held a 3-weeks long competition for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums personnel to create as many Wikistories and upload GLAM-related pictures to support their stories. In less than 3 weeks, participants have created more than 187 stories using the new feature. The winner of this competition will be awarded with cool gadgets and invited to attend the Open GLAM Conference in Jakarta next November.
In October, our team was mainly busy with preparation for November's Open GLAM Conference, but there's still some events going on, other than the closing of last month's Wikistories for GLAM Competition that saw participants wrote 385 stories and uploaded 937 new images to Commons.
Bincang GLAM - GLAM Talk
Started during the pandemic, our podcast series, called Bincang GLAM, or GLAM Talk, is rebooted again. Our first edition talked about Wikistories which were trialed in Indonesian Wikipedia. Our first guest was from History of Java Museum. She participated in the Wikistories for GLAM Competition and gave her feedback about using the tool, from a GLAM institution point of view. We also had Bona, who's the community liaison for Wikistories project.
Javanese Wikisource Workshop
Since it's launch last year, Javanese Wikisource has entered a steady period of growth, but we always needed new contributors to proofread the ever growing collection of Javanese books, in Javanese script and Latin. For that purpose, the Javanese community held a Workshop for editing in Javanese Wikisource (dubbed Wikisumber). For those who are interested in watching the recorded workshop, feel free to leave a message to the author of this newsletter.
Open GLAM Conference; Sundanese Wikisource Workshop; Minangkabau books digitization
In November 5th, Wikimedia Indonesia held Open GLAM Conference in Jakarta (news item, archived), a two-day event which attended by around 40 GLAM activists around Indonesia. In this main event of 2022, participants talks and learn in 10 sessions about Wikimedia & GLAM Indonesia, Wikidata, licenses, Retas Budaya ("Hack your culture"), Wikistories, open access, Wiki Rescues Manuscript, as well as panel session UNESCO's Memory of the World, and Wikibase session by Alan Ang.
Our conference aim to connect like-minded GLAM institutions around Indonesia, to provide them with the necessary knowledge and resources to open their collections, and to emphasize the need for openness, be it license, access, as well as data. Participants came from all major islands of Indonesia, from various background and affiliations, with speakers hailing from University of Indonesia, Creative Commons Indonesia, Goethe Institute, Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), Wikimedia Deutchland (WMDE), UNESCO, Masyarakat Pernaskahan Nusantara (Manassa), DREAMSEA, Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia (ANRI), Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA), as well as host Wikimedia Indonesia (WMID).
Following a similar workshop last month, the Sundanese community requested a WikiTraining and Wikisource Workshop for their language. Sundanese Wikisource currently still hosted in Multilingual Wikisource. But the influx of new contributors could led the project to see the light of day, and approved as an independent project, the fourth of its kind in Indonesia, after Indonesian, Javanese, and Balinese Wikisources.
The workshop is held online, with around 12 participants. They proofread a Sundanese book called Dongeng-dongeng Pieunteungeun with the help of an experience Sundanese Wikisource contributor: User:Kumincir. Their contributions can be seen here.
Minangkabau books digitization
Our partner institution in West Sumatra, the Balai Bahasa Provinsi Sumatera Barat (BBPSB, West Sumatra Province Language Center), has agreed to open their Minangkabau language collections and upload them to Commons. This included two batches of books, one set are older books (around 50 of them), which required to be digitized first, and another set of 27 newer books, in bilingual Minangkabau-Indonesian. We provide (lend) them with a scanner (a Fujitsu ScanSnap), trained them how to digitize their books, and post-processed the resulting images into PDF using ScanTailor and Sumatra PDF softwares. Each of them then tried their hand using the machine, and spend the second day processing the images into PDF, and upload them to Commons. These collections can be seen/downloaded from Category:Balai Bahasa Provinsi Sumatera Barat.
Among the books that they uploaded, there's one title, about Minangkabau folk story of an unfilial son called "Umbuik Mudo". The story has been proofread in Indonesian Wikisource previously in the form of Malay retelling of the story, called "Tjerita Si Umbut Muda", and the story in the original language was not available until BBPSB uploaded their collection; one book called "Hikajat Si Umbuik Mudo" in original Minangkabau language, and another called "Si Umbuik Mudo", a bilingual Minangkabau-Indonesian book for the new generation of readers.
Digitalization in Deli Serdang and Yogyakarta; #1Lib1Ref Workshop; Structured Data Marathon
A music score from Sauti collection, likely related to his famous masterpiece, the Serampang 12 dance
An exquisite Balinese sculpture, a gift for Ki Hajar Dewantara, now in Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum
After we went to help digitize the books in West Sumatra at the end of November, at the beginning of December GLAM Indonesia team continued to North Sumatra to our other partner organization, Museum Daerah Deli Serdang (MDDS), to help with their digitization project. Their collections that are being digitized into Commons are the letters from Sauti (d. 1963), a local artist most famous for creating a dance called Serampang 12 dance, including the original music score and the description of the dance.
In addition to that, GLAM Indonesia is also digitizing the Museum Dewantara Kirti Griya (MDKG) in Yogyakarta. The digitization project was done by a volunteer who previously participated in Wikistories for GLAM competition, who lives in Yogyakarta. This is the first part of the digitization project in this institution. They also agreed to digitize their photo collection and their book collections. (See also our previous partnership with MDKG here, here, here, and here).
Structured Data Marathon: Indonesian Stamps Edition
In our ISA Campaign this year-end, we chose a brand new collection that has not been described through structured data before. Wikimedia Commons has more than 5.400 stamps of all subjects from Indonesia, starting from 1945 (independence) till 2022.
The 8-day-long campaign was met with tremendous enthusiasm, with the first day alone seeing the number of contributions exceed that of the number of files. At the end of the campaign (and the year), the total number of contributions have reached 30 thousand contributions, second only to the 10-weeks long WikiLoves Africa 2022 Campaign in terms of total contributions during a single-campaign.
In terms of numbers: 17 contributors on average contributed 1784 contributions, with the daily average of 3792 contributions, and each stamp image gets an additional six new descriptions on average.
Feel free to browse through the thousands of fascinating pictures from this collection, and even add some descriptions yourselves here!
To increase awareness of the #1Lib1Ref campaign in January, we held an online workshop about how to add references to Indonesian Wikipedia on Zoom that 19 participants attended. GLAM Indonesia plan to organize the annual #1Lib1Ref campaign with the rest of the global Wikimedia movements in January and May 2023.