GLAM-Wiki partnerships with Wiki Movimento Brasil (WMB) bring more information about Brazil into Wikimedia platforms and also spark academic investigation. In the last two years, we saw an increasing number of publications about these initiative in Brazil. Let's take a look at some of them:
This paper presents the processes related to the digitalization of the collections of the Museum of Veterinary Anatomy at FMVZ at Universidade de São Paulo, and their upload to Wikipedia platform. It also analyzes the influence of being one of ten most accessed GLAM-Wiki projects in the world on the Museum's communication plan: redefining audience in an expanded virtual environment.
This paper presents the Brazil’s National Museum Wiki-project. After a fire destroyed the National Museum, Wiki Movimento Brasil and Wikimedia editors organized a bottom-up strategy to recover digital artifacts of the destroyed collection, setting a global campaign.
This paper presents how libraries may contribute to the online ecossystem of open knlowledge by creating their own Wikipedia articles when working also with Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. It concludes that the wiki-environment is a possibility for free and wider communication of the academic-scientific knowledge.
Big part of the sheet music of Brazilian works are still in the manuscript format and located in hard access GLAM institution, with no online catalogs. And the editorial market of printed sheet music declines all over the world; so the online format is the solution. In this context, Wikidata is a great place for concentrating metadata. This paper presents the experience of Musica Brasilis project with this platform.
This paper presents a case study about the use of Wikipedia in the classroom by universitary library as an educational device. The result indicates that Wikipedia can contribute with the apropriation and the production of information by the students in the scientific-academic culture. What involves the proccesses of research, reading, writing, and creative-autonomous production.
This paper presents the contexts, processes and impacts of three GLAM-Wiki initiatives from WMB: Museu de Anatomia Veterinária, Museu Paulista, and National Archive. Between 2016 and 2019, almost 35,000 images were uploaded by these partners to the Wikimedia Commons media repository. In 2019, these contents reached almost 50 million views per month.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS "WIKIMEDIA IN BRAZIL: THE POWER AND CHALLENGES OF OPEN KNOWLEDGE"
Wiki Moviment Brasil is organizing a book about Wikimedia in Brazil. The idea of this book comes from the intention of celebrating the work and gathering stories about the trajectory of the people who have been protagonists in the development of Wikimedia in Brazil. It is a work that intends to be a collection of chapters authored by professors, researchers, professionals, Wikimedians and other enthusiasts of the Wikimedia Movement. The organisation of this book is also part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of Wiki Movimento Brasil.
This call is for practical and theoretical papers written by:
Educators and researchers using Wikimedia platforms for educational and scientific purposes;
GLAM institutions that use Wikimedia platforms as a space for disseminating collections and metadata, among others;
Institutions, social organizations and collectives that contribute to filling knowledge gaps on Wikimedia platforms;
Wiki partners involved with Wikimedia projects and activities; and
Wikimedians in general and others interested in the subject.
During the first week of February, our team visited some of the GLAM institutions that are part of Midiateca Capixaba and interviewed their director as an initial activity for understanding their collections and answering questions about open licensing:
The information collected during the visit now guides the construction of an open licensing guide for the daily use of all the State GLAM institutions. The final goal is making all the state collections available at online platforms (especially Midiateca Capixaba and Wikimedia projects).
In 2017, a successful partnership between WMB and Museu Paulista began, with the participation of Solange Ferraz de Lima. At a time when this great national institution was closed for renovations, the online environment was an even more promising space to fulfill the mission of preserving and disseminating the precious treasures under its care.
At the end of 2022, after improving its facilities, Museu Paulista was reopened to the public in a major event. And in February 2023, the institution's dissemination strategy reaches another high point: the MP's Tainacan platform was launched and now hundreds of thousands of images and metadata are available online and will also be migrated to wikimedia platforms.
The migration to Wiki started with 30,000+ identifiers added to Wikidata!