GLAM/Newsletter/February 2021/Contents/Netherlands report
Historical maps available on Wikimedia Commons - upload by Utrechts Archief
Thanks to the Utrecht Archive, more historical maps of the Netherlands are available to the world. The archive started in February with a bulk upload of the Utrecht Archive's map collection to Wikimedia Commons.
Two years ago Wikimedia Nederland organized Share your Data for the first time, a series of master classes for staff of Dutch heritage institutions on all aspects of sharing knowledge and collections with the Wikimedia projects. We are going to do that again this year. With financial support from the GO-fund, we are organizing 'Shared history: on wiki': online Share your Data masterclasses focused on colonial history. The program is intended for employees of knowledge and heritage institutions with relevant collections in the European Netherlands, the Antilles and Suriname.
Knowledge platform for heritage institutions
Wikimedia Nederland will soon start developing an online knowledge platform. In recent years the number of heritage institutions that approach Wikimedia Nederland for support has been growing. However, our capacity for guidance and support is limited. That is why we want to set up a knowledge platform with documentation, manuals, tools and instructional videos that allow heritage organisations to work independently. The aim of the platform is to provide online guidance for employees of Dutch heritage organisations on Wikimedia. Staff members can learn at their own pace, with minimal help from Wikimedia Nederland - or completely independently - how to make their collections and knowledge available through the Wikimedia projects and how to collaborate optimally with the voluntary community. The platform can be developed thanks to financial support from the Digital Heritage Network.