GLAM/Newsletter/April 2023/Contents/Wiki Loves Living Heritage report
Activities are starting!
Photo contests kick off in the Nordic countries Norway and Finland. A contest is a popular program format that many local organizers wish to adopt. We start publishing best practice articles about the different activities arranged around the topics of living heritage. You are invited to add your experiences to any one of these articles, or create new ones about other successful activities you have created. Read the stub about photo contests and make it better!
Upload workflow that takes consent into account
The Wiki Loves Living Heritage pages display heritage elements. With each element there is an upload button that can be used to upload a media file about that element to Wikimedia Commons. Anyone can use these pages for their campaigns and contests. Pages exist for UNESCO-inscribed elements, locally administered heritage inventories and groupings by UNESCO member states. More views will be created based on popular demand.
As part of the upload workflow we ask the uploader to provide information about the permission that has been obtained from the depicted people or the community whose cultural heritage is being shared. The upload campaign and the options are experimental, and we invite you to participate in discussing them.
- Permission to share this media file has not been obtained.
- All identifiable persons or communities have consented to publication of this media file with open licenses.
- All persons or communities were photographed without deception, in a place where they had no reasonable expectation of privacy.
- This media file was copied from an external source that has recorded evidence of consent, or that adheres to professional editorial standards.
- This media file does not depict people.
You can sign up in the ethical sharing team to develop these practices further. We would wish to invite especially Commons users who have worked with consent, personality rights or traditional knowledge. The meetings of the group will kick off in near future and the group will convene whenever needed.
Wiki Loves Living Heritage is also a blog. On the main page you can see the latest posts. Read the latest about the Museum Day program organized by Wikimedia Switzerland! In the beginning we have more instructions and how-to's but we hope to publish and promote more and more articles from all corners of the world discussing living heritage.
Revisit Ethics of Open Sharing
The Ethics of Open Sharing webinar was arranged on 14 April in collaboration with Creative Commons, Wikimedia Foundation Culture and Heritage and Let's Connect. On the event page you will find the recording and documentation of the event, including the Ethical sharing card deck as pdf, svg and an editable/translatable/printable wiki page.
Living Heritage Bazaars
We are still just starting to arrange introductory meetings where the intangible heritage coordinators and Wikimedia communities may demonstrate their ways of working to each other. Would your affiliate or organization have the opportunity to host an introductory meeting? Plans are under way for a European meeting, and the most help would be needed in Latin America and Arabic-speaking countries. Contact us at email@example.com or talk to Susanna Ånäs or Sadik Shahadu.
Join the weekly meetings to discuss aspects that interest you most on Tuesdays at 12:00 UTC online.
Wiki Loves Living Heritage is initiated jointly between the European network of focal points for the UNESCO 2003 Convention (ENFP) and AvoinGLAM.