7 March 12.00 UTC We are hosting GLAM Together, an extended workshop at Mozfest. GLAM traditionally stands for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums, but we'd like to see it transform into Global Languages, Art & Memory.
The session starts with three ignite talks that unearth different approaches to safeguard underrepresented, endangered and vulnerable cultural heritage.
Minne Atairu will talk about her ongoing research into 17-year [1897-1914] artistic absence in Benin Kingdom by using Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and 3D Printing to reimagine unknown objects – bronze heads, vessels, altars, texts or poems.
Mariana Ziku will present the activities she coordinates in the Biennale of Western Balkans and their annual community science programme Art Pluriverse. The programme uplifts intangible and natural heritage in the Balkans, empowering communities of practice by documenting traditional knowledge in open, educative and participatory ways together with artists and researchers.
Kristen Tcherneshoff concludes by discussing the language documentation and revitalization projects she coordinates as Programs Director at Wikitongues. Each year Wikitongues supports technical training and strategic guidance to start or grow a community language project.
After the talks, the participants will draft scenarios for collaborative work across different GLAM communities.
The presentations will be recorded
We started publishing a newsletter as a means to reach the Finnish GLAM community that do not follow AvoinGLAM Facebook group, or have not deliberately signed up on our Slack. The newsletters were first published in Finnish and in English, but soon it was clear that we must focus on one language. The newsletter is now published in Finnish, but we welcome English-speaking readers as well!
The initial idea has been to publish a "grim" newsletter where we focus on linking to interesting happenings around GLAM with basic information, not focusing on the visual impression. What we have learned while we go forward is that only few readers click links. Therefore, we should make some highlights in each newsletter to maximally expose people to GLAM projects. Maybe we should also bring in more images!
AvoinGLAM February meetup was a learning event: We made a basic introduction to Wikidata from creating a user account to making statements and giving sources to them. We tested Streamyard for doing this: Although it is lonely talking to the computer, it is such a delight to be able to immediately publish the video on YouTube! Our two other alternatives are Zoom and OBS, which we may still explore further in the future.
The Global Cine club will launch before the next This Month in GLAM, but it's not print ready. It will be an opportunity to screen films and arrange cool little side events, such as presentations, music performances, discussions or a small editathon. Follow GLAM-Wiki Global Facebook group and the GLAM-Wiki Global Telegram group for announcements!
What's happening around GLAM
Yle and EBU arrange a Wikidata workshop
10 March 10:00–18:00 CET The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle and European Broadcasting Union EBU are arranging a Wikidata workshop together with presentations from Yle, RAI, France TV, IPTC, Gruppo RES, Media Press, Perfect Memory, New York Times, NTB, and Imatrics. The event is open to the public.
The workshop explores how broadcasters and media organizations use Wikidata to tag, enrich and enhance their content. It includes a joint session on using Wikidata with IPTC media topics, and concludes with a roundtable discussion of the issues and business perspectives around the usage of Wikidata for media.
The European DSM Directive, that was scheduled to be implemented in EU member countries by June last year, has experienced a surprise turn in Finland. The draft presented last autumn has been largely rewritten by a new team and with considerable balance shift from the reuse perspective towards the collecting societies' benefit. AvoinGLAM will arrange a discussion event for sense-making within the GLAM sector.
The Creative Commons Open GLAM working groups have started tackling issues around GLAM. At AvoinGLAM, we are especially interested in working with shared resources: a multilingual glossary that uses Wikidata and translation tools and an Open GLAM bibliography that takes advantage of the structures that are used in Wikimedia projects for creating bibliographic references. This work would benefit from the input of people familiar with Lua modules, Content Translation, MediaWiki templates and Citoid, if we wish to take advantage of the Wikimedia platforms. If you feel it's you, please join the work!