The Netherlands and the World: Photo hunt Chinsurah; Photohunt public library Tilburg; Wikipedian in Residence for UNESCO's Memory of the World programme in the Netherlands; Picture books from Koninklijke Bibliotheek
The Netherlands and the World: Photo hunt Chinsurah
The West Bengal Wikimedians have organised a photo walk to document the Dutch cemetery in Chinsurah, a Dutch colony between the 17th and 19th centuries. During the photo walk, they took 93 photos of the cemetery. At the same time, they created Wikidata items for the people buried there and geotagged a number of the graves. To top it off, they created a SPARQL query for Wikidata to show the results on a map. More details are available on the project page.
Photohunt public library Tilburg
The Midden-Brabant public library held a photohunt in Spoorzone in Tilburg on 1 April to take pictures of local heritage for Wikimedia Commons. Uploads can be seen here and here. Eight users, of which 7 newly registered, uploaded 250 photos in total. This activity is part of the Wikipedia and Public Libraries program of WMNL.
Wikipedian in Residence for UNESCO's Memory of the World programme in the Netherlands
The Dutch MoW committee aims to make this important heritage more visible and usable, both nationally and internationally. Wikipedia is considered to be an important and favourable platform for this. To help the Dutch MoW institutions find their ways around Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, User:Spinster (Sandra Fauconnier) has been appointed as Wikipedian in Residence (WiR) for the period May–July 2017.
The project kick-off took place on April 11th at the headquarters of Wikimedia Nederland in Utrecht.
This project was directly inspired by the positive results of the Wikipedian in Residence project the Dutch national library (KB) and national archive (NA) ran in 2013-14. For this reason the KB is involved in the MoW project in an advisory role.
Image donation: Picture books from Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 19 april 2017