Atlas państwa roślinnego : zawierający 125 tablic z 700 rysunkami roślin oraz liczne drzeworyty
Catalogus archiepiscoporum Gnesnensium
Irena Krzywicka – Polish feminist, writer, translator, activist for women's rights
Polona is the biggest Polish digital library with more than 3,6 mln objects. Since August 2020 around 280 k of files from Polona have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Wikimedian in residence - Redaktor GLAM. The collection includes portraits, archival views of villages and buildings, boards showing fauna and flora, illustrations from books, and manuscripts. It’s the biggest collection uploaded to Wikimedia Commons within GLAM partnerships in Poland. Over 2,6 k files are used at more than 4,7 k Wikimedia pages. Monthly, the average page view number for pages on Wikipedia (and other Wikimedia sites) is more than 1,4 mln.
Although the process of upload is automated thanks to the technical skills of Wikimedian in residence, the most time consuming part where human work needs to be done, is searching and selecting illustrations in a vast collection of Polona. Other responsibilities of Wikimedian in residence at Polona are writing and improving articles connected with the collection, adding external links, adding resources to articles from Polona, illustrating the articles with images from the collection. It is worth noticing that the National Library in Poland mentions in its annual reports the number of visits on its page polona.pl coming from Wikipedia. The latest report (from 2020) states that visits from Wikipedia accounted for 4.39% of all visits (with an absolute increase from 34,902 to 49,320, which is by 41.3%).
The aim of the workshop was to reflect on Polish and British experiences in WIR Programme and open discussion about how we can mutually benefit from sharing knowledge and experience in GLAM. It was a great opportunity to look backwards and discuss how we can improve GLAM residencies in Poland. Further discussion will be continued within the Polish community.