Wikimedia Nederland has organised this year's GLAM-WIKI conference. On 10, 11, + 12 April 145 participants from 32 countries came to The Hague. The National Library and the National Archives provided the venue for this event. Aim: to exchange ideas and experiences, give and get inspiration and send out the message that cooperation between GLAMs and Wikimedia is important. The atmosphere was lively and creative: already during the conference new ideas were born. Read this month's Special story for more information and highlights of the conference!
New project lead at WMNL: Arne Wossink
On 1 April, Arne Wossink started working for Wikimedia Nederland as project lead. Arne is an archeologist; he has worked on excavation projects in the Middle East and was employed at the University of Chicago for a project on digital imaging and archeological data. He is an active volunteer on Dutch and English Wikipedia and a freelance photographer, focusing on time-lapse photography. Arne will work closely together with his colleague Sandra Fauconnier. He can be reached at wossinkwikimedia.nl.
GLAMwiki information brochure available in Dutch
To inspire future GLAMwiki collaboration projects, Wikimedia NL has published a brand new information brochure on the possibilities of GLAM partnerships. It includes an up-to-date section on Wikidata and the GLAMwiki Toolset.
Wikipedia Collections / Wikipedia in the Museum
WMNL developed Wikipedia Collections, an app that makes it easy for museums to provide extra information for their visitors about their collections. Via a tablet visitors can access a number of pre-selected relevant Wikipedia articles - in different languages. The app is designed to present the Wikipedia articles in an attractive way, with a lot of attention for images. The app is integrated in a kiosk which clearly indicates that the information originates from Wikipedia. Two of these kiosks are now being tried out in Museum Catharijneconvent (Utrecht) for Christian art and the Textile Museum in Tilburg. The code will be open sourced very soon, so others can built on it as well.