As a continuation of the 2020 Public Domain Day in Indonesia in January 2020, GLAM Indonesia held 2021 Public Domain Day in Indonesia in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Indonesien and Creative Commons Indonesia. A number of workshops and seminars were held over four days.
On January 22, we organized a public seminar to introduce the public domain and how to calculate the duration of copyright in Indonesia from a number of types of works. In this seminar, participants were given a quiz which aims to deepen their understanding of copyright and to be able to identify which works in the GLAM institution are already in the public domain. Watch recordings of these online seminars at YouTube.
In addition, we invited Aleksandra from Europeana to show the extent to which public domain works can be used. She gave an example that these works can be made into new works in the form of GIF images, which are quite popular for users of messaging applications today. If you want to watch the presentation, visit this YouTube video.
We also invited Chris, a contributor at Wikimedia Commons, to tell about his efforts in digitizing Indonesian film posters for his research. The posters, which now in the public domain, have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons for use in related articles. In addition, Moki, an artist from Indonesia, got inspiration from old photographs and then reconstructs them into new, interesting works of art.
We started #lib1ref campaign this February and invited librarians in Indonesia to participate in adding references to Indonesian Wikipedia. To give some understanding on this campaign, we created some live videos on YouTube and talked about the campaign, Citation Hunt, tracking participants' contributions, and hearing what they say about this campaign. Find the videos on this Twitter thread.
On February 10, six librarians from Library of Universitas Medan Area joined a workshop.
Monthly Wikisource training session for local community
To raise public awareness on Wikisource, a sister project of Wikipedia, we organized monthly Wikisource workshops to local community in Indonesia, hoping they have a chance to try text proofreading and see if it suits their interest. GLAM Indonesia had done three Wikisource workshops to different local communities in Indonesia: workshop in December 2020 to Balinese community, workshop in January 2021 to Javanese community, and workshop in February to Padang community.