GLAM/Newsletter/August 2014/Contents/Germany report
GLAM at Wikimania
We are not alone...The secrets of local GLAM outreach
Amongst the other interesting sessions of the GLAM track at Wikimania, Lars Alvik, Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Norway, Axel Pettersson, project leader GLAM outreach in Sweden, longtime GLAM-volunteer Raymond and WMDE held a shared talk about how to connect Wikipedia contributors and local cultural heritage institutions on a sustainable level. Main conclusions: A shared understanding about the goals of cooperations for GLAMs and the volunteers, well defined roles of the GLAMs and Wikimedia and the effort to make the staff get Wikipedians themselves are essential to create a succesful local GLAM-event.
Open up!-Video at Wikimania
During the Workshop “Best practices for the evaluation of GLAM-Wiki cooperations”, we showed the film "Open up!" that has been produced at the GLAM conference "Shaping access" in Berlin last November. The film illustrates the benefits for GLAM institutions of providing open cultural data and can be used to motivate them to open up their digital collection for reuse. For those who like to reuse the film in their fields, we provide a version with English subtitles.