Learning in the GLAM field & how to edit the GND
Sharing knowledge on GLAM at the Wikimedia Conference
This year edition of the Wikimedia Conference was GLAMorous. I counted four sessions on GLAM topics.Kippelboy from Amical and me presented the workshop "How to become GLAM proof". In the session we focused on Why do we want to cooperate with GLAM. High lights beyond the often mentioned content gains and quality edits were arguments like: estimating volunteers, gain reputation for Wikimedia and access to GLAM facilities. Please find further arguments both for Wikimedia and GLAM why to cooperate in this Learning Pattern. For Wikimania we aim to collect more Learning patterns on GLAM in a library of knowledge, so please add your Learning patterns to the category. Read more about WMDE GLAM activities in 2016; cooperation with libraries and discuss with us GLAM metrics.
How to edit the GND
In April an bilateral agreement between Wikimedia Deutschland and the German National Library was filled with live. This agreement allows Wikipedians to create and edit datasets in the Integrated Authority File (German: Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND). In a workshop 14 Wikipedians were trained by staff of the German National Library to work with the system. More information: GND-Kooperation (in German only).
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